|Forum topic by spaids||posted 04-29-2010 12:16 AM||2077 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-29-2010 12:16 AM
I just received a replacement set of knives for my Ridgid 6” jointer. I got these from Amazon. The were sold as Freud and labeled as such so I expect them to be a good set. When I opened them I was very carefully expecting them to be razor sharp. I was surprised to find that they weren’t really that sharp at all. They appear to be flat and polished on the back. This is my first time ever replacing jointer blades so I am insure if I should expect to have to sharpen them. You know like when you buy a new chisel. The problem is if I was capable of sharpening a blade that wide then I would have sharpened my old set and never bothered buying new. Maybe jointer blades are not scary sharp? I can’t shave with these and that always my sharp test. There are always bald pathes on my left arm from testing blades. I know its hard to handle my ridgid 13” thickness planer blades becuase they are so razor sharp?
What to do?
-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--