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Forum topic by DocSavage45 posted 03-15-2016 06:32 AM 844 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2016 06:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer joining

Hey LJ’s looking for replacement blades/knives for my 7 inch Harbor Frieght Jointer that sat in a box for 7 years.

Looked on Google but nort finding any leads so I had assistance when I put it together from my felloe LJ’s who own this machine.

I usually buy extras for situations like this but I’ve looked high and low. Founf blades but for my discontinued Delta 12 inch thickness planer.

Your direction and suggestions welcome!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher


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#1 posted 03-15-2016 06:45 AM

HF doesn’t carry them, Tom? Heck, my “jointer” is my Bosch handheld power planer, turned upside-down in my tail vise. So, I have no idea. But, a jointer blade’s a jointer blade’s a jointer blade, right? The length is the critical thing, huh? Have you checked Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, etc., for some that’ll work? I mean, mebees mounting holes would need adjustment or new holes need to be drilled. But that’s okay, innit?

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 07:04 AM

What size are they exactly (width, thickness, length) and have you sharpened them to the point of no return? Most sharpening places can make knives any length you need, but you have to give them the other dimensions as well. Or, you could use some 6+ inch knives the same thickness and width and have slightly less capacity…

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 07:14 AM

Cutting down 8” knives would be one way to go. I’d use a cut-off disk in an angle grinder. You’d lose a little temper close to the cut, but the rest of the knife (95%?) would still be good.

M Wilson: jointer knives don’t have mounting holes. They’re held in by gibs. At least in my experience.

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 07:18 AM

jointer knives don’t have mounting holes.

Mine do (as do my planer knives) :)

But in the case of the HF jointer, you are correct… they appear to be just plain straight knives.

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 07:20 AM

RKO in Cullom, Illinois could make replacements easily. Just give them the exact dimensions.

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 09:26 AM

In a pinch you could always go with slightly shorter knives. Would these fit? http://www.amazon.com/Jointer-Planer-Knives-Craftsman-others/dp/B000UDJNS2/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1458033917&sr=8-8&keywords=jointer+blades

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 12:25 PM

a power tool sat in a box for 7 years after purchase???

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 01:01 PM

Cut down a longer set?

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#9 posted 03-15-2016 01:07 PM

Check here Doc
http://www.americannationalknife.com/

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#10 posted 03-15-2016 01:11 PM

I was also going to suggest cutting a 8” set.

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Serge

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#11 posted 03-15-2016 01:44 PM

Have you considered looking at a new used jointer? You have a few options just need to justify how much it will be used. Cutting a 8’’ set sounds like a good option.

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#12 posted 03-16-2016 03:40 AM

I don’t know what is going on with the site. I posted this topic but got no email on it?

tomsteve, yep I was working and doing a lt of other maintenance that didn’t require a jointer.

Dave, Serge, Mark,Bill, JAAnne, Wahoo, knotscott, runswithscissors,

Thanks for the ideas, suggestions and locations. I sent my freud 10 inch to a guy who has a machine for sharpening them I’ll check with him.

I have to check the dimensions and figure which direction I need to go.

I wondered why no responses?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 03-16-2016 03:52 AM

You might try InfinityTools.com or Holbren.com

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#14 posted 03-16-2016 05:53 AM

Willie,

Will add to my list od recomendations.

Thanks

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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