|Forum topic by Kazooman||posted 08-15-2016 10:39 PM||381 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-15-2016 10:39 PM
I have a Delta 37-190 6” jointer. Something I ran through it has put several tiny nicks in the blades resulting in an uneven surface after jointing. Easy enough to sand out, but I know the tool can do much better. Time to replace and/or sharpen.
First: (I think I know the answer to this already) I have a second old set of blades and one of them has a small nick out of the corner of the blade. Even with resharpening, there would still be a small (less than 1/16” X 1/16” nick on the corner of the blade. Is this acceptable since it would never see the wood or would this minuscule difference create an unacceptable out of balance situation. Hard to believe that these are balanced to such a fine degree.
Second: How about suggestions for a good sharpening service for both my sets of blades. A place that knows what they are doing and will get all of the knives sharpened to work properly together. Is it cost effective to have this service done?
Third: Suggestions for good quality replacements. A quick Google search gave the following results.
Original Delta brand set of three knives $111 from one source, $168 from another and $300 list discounted to $180 for another. No kidding, this is what comes up.
Other brands include Powertec and Xcalibur. They range from $15 to $25 for a set of three. Another is American National Knife at $29. Has anyone had experience with any of these to know if they are decent or just junk?
I sure don’t want to spend over $100 on a set of knives, but I don’t want to go cheap and buy a pig in a poke either.