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06-06-2010 07:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

I am looking for a replacement set of knives for my DW735. Any suggestions? I am be looking for the sharpest, longest lasting, highest quality set that I can find. Any help would be appreciated.

Steve


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#1 posted 06-06-2010 07:29 AM

Holbren sells two for the DW735 – one that is HSS, double-sided, and I imagine very similar to the Dewalt ones (in price also). However, they have a carbide tipped version for double the price. Not the most inexpensive at $120, but probably darn sharp and long-lasting. Note that the carbide-tipped ones are not double-sided. I haven’t tried them, however.

At a certain point, you end up in Byrd territory…might consider just equipping your DW735 with a Shelix.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 09:11 AM

Steve,

For the money ($50?), I’d just stay with the DeWalt knives. Double-sided, and I haven’t had any trouble. I’m still on the first side, and have run several hundred board feet of everything from pine to bloodwood. Lots of maple, cherry, and oak. In the middle of a red oak project and they’re doing fine. What kind of service did you get from yours? How do you use yours? If I were going to use anything other than stock, I’d just get the Byrd. Nothing else makes sense to me—but then nothing has made sense to me for years. Have fun and work safely.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 01:38 PM

Steve,

I found this company website with a couple replacement blade options
for the Dewalt 735, which I also own.
Depends on how much cash you want to spend.
Infinity Cutting Tools has some great prices and offers carbide tipped knives,
if you have some serious cash and use your planer a lot.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 01:51 PM

Steve,
You could also check out Amana site and this one
http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/products/knives-planer/portable-planer-jointer-knife-sets.html

They also have carbide planer blades and carry jointer knives as well.

I have not purchased from them yet, but I saved the link since I have read some good reports from those that have so I will probably give them a try.

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 01:56 PM

Cato,
Where have you been all of my life….
I like this price A LOT better,
SWEET ! But “Out of Stock”
Bookmarked for future purchase…
will check reviews,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 01:58 PM

Try ebay. Every once in a while you can find new blades here at a good price. I got 4 sets a year or so ago.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 05:52 PM

live4ever: Thank you for the information, I was not aware of Holbren. I was also not aware of the 10% code, thank you for sharing.

fussy: I think I agree with you. I just flipped my original set after six months of use (not sure how many bdft), although I think I tried to get a little too much life out of them. They were still doing alright with cherry, beech, and mahogany, but hard maple was burning and pretty much getting chewed up. If I can get away with purchasing a new OEM set of blades for less than $55.00 every nine months to a year, then I think that will be the way to go for me.

dustbunny: I had found out about the Infinity blades from an advertisement in Fine Woodworking magazine. The only problem is that I have read some negative reviews about their HSS replacement blades (mostly fit issues and not being worth the money). I have not heard anything about their carbide version, good or bad. Do you have any personal experience with either of these blades? Thanks for the information.

Cato: Very interesting, I had never heard of them before. Have you heard about how the quality of their HSS blades stack up against the OEM? I have also bookmarked their site, thanks for the heads up.

greatview: So obvious, why didn’t I think of that! Thanks for the reply.

Steve

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 05:58 PM

No experience with Infinity Tools knives.
I can’t afford them right now,
and I have been using my drum sander like crazy,
instead of the planer…It needs new knives also : (

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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