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Luke

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02-22-2010 05:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer knife sharpening service

I need some suggestions for a Jointer Knife Sharpening service. I have 3 carbide tipped 6” knifes and I don’t want to attempt to sharpen them myself. Should I just buy some T1-HSS knifes for around $20-$30? I think the carbide would be nicer to have and stay sharp longer.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com


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bigike

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 05:40 AM

I know the carbides are more money but if u can spend the $20-$30 on new knives get them this way when u have to put any to sharpen u have a back up pair. i think rockler sharpens them don’t know about the quality of it though.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Luke

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 01:25 AM

THanks rick. I’ve actually found one called Cammel saw co. His name is dennis and he is very reasonable. I’m getting the three knives sharpened for $18 total + return shipping. Can’t beat that. I’ve seen comparable prices of $2 and $2.50 per inch which would come out to around $60 including shipping. I’ll post here again once I’ve gotten them back to see how they turn out. The company is in Canton, OH.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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BTKS

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 05:28 AM

I use America Grinding & Sales, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri for my sharpening and blade purchases. I picked up a new 3 blade set of 6in HSS knives, a grade better than what came with my jointer for $24.00 about a year ago. Owner is Rusty at www.americagrinding-sales.com, hope this helps, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Jenine

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 05:00 AM

Luke – I know this post is old, but I was wondering if you liked how your blades came back? Seeking a good sharpening service for my blades as well.

-- - Montana sucks. Tell your friends.

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Jenine

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 05:04 AM

Never mind – I just found your review! Thanks for the info :) I will give him a try!

-- - Montana sucks. Tell your friends.

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realcowtown_eric

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 05:27 AM

I keep carbides in my jointer. But when newly sharpened HSS has a keener edge.

But running a coupla pieces of McP will make toast out of HSS blades.

Any good sharp shop will do a good job of sharpening carbide blades.

Or you could just hone em up in place with a diamond stone to get a little more life out of em.

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 06:07 AM

Check out Brians videos on Garagewoodworks. He made a jig to sharpen jointer blades. Could not be easier. I made one in an hour or so. Works great and like I said could not be easier

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jenine

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 02:56 PM

Jumbo – that is a great one, I had not seen that one before, great video/jig. I had seen the one on finewoodworking.com that just had the knife locking jig and it demonstrated how to sharpen knives in place.

My knives are at the point where they need to be sent out. One knife has a chip in it that leaves a ridge in all of boards I face joint. I don’t trust myself to take care of that kind of chip. Hoping the service is fast because I am not sure how I can live without my jointer for long… ever since I bought it, I wonder every day “how did I do this before?!?”

-- - Montana sucks. Tell your friends.

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jumbojack

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 04:18 PM

JENINE get an extra set of knives. I have two and change them out when, like you, a knife get a little chip in it. Mostly I live with it for quite a while. Those little ridges, while a pain in the keester are two swipes with a card scraper away from not happening at all, and certainly faster than a knife switch. That said, I dedicate half a day once a month to sharpen tools that have been used up. Some tools need to be honed while working, that is just part of the dynamic of WWing. The only tools in my shop that ‘go out’ for sharpening are the TS blades. I invested quite a bit of resource acquiring really good TS blades and just don’t have the where-with-all to sharpen them. My planer blades are so cheap I only sharpen them once, they are two sided so I have only sharpened them once. Come to think of it they are due to be flipped sometime this month.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Luke

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 09:11 PM

Since posting this I have forgotten to include that when I got the knives to them to sharpen they actually called me to let me know that they were in fact HSS and not carbide. I’ve had them on my machine since then over 4 years ago and they are still really sharp. Great job indeed.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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