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Forum topic by Kirk650 posted 09-08-2016 09:35 PM 334 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kirk650

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09-08-2016 09:35 PM

I’m very fond of the Dewalt planer, but like a lot of Internet woodworking folk, I wish that the useful life of the blades could be better. They seem to nick too easy and too often. What I read about replacement blades suggests that Infinity makes replacement blades that hold up better. Do any of you have the Infinity blades? If so, are they better?


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#1 posted 09-08-2016 10:24 PM

I read many reviews of straight carbide knives, and most say they last a little longer. However they usually have only one cutting edge. Also, they probably won’t solve tear out issues.

I switched to the Shelix head, and have run hundreds and hundreds of bf of white oak on the first sharp edge. The indexed cutters have four carbide edges. No tearout and good blade life so far.

For me the cost per sharp edge equation made most sense with the Shelix.

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 10:36 PM

I have a powermatic HH .But I also used to have a 735 with infinity carbide tipped knives and it was a sweet set up.With the Dewalt I could take very lite passes on small stuff.
I might have put the Bryd head in the Dewalt if i was aware it it at the time.
I also made a simple jig to sharpen the knives myself.

Good luck

Aj

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 10:49 PM

I wasn’t talking about the carbide knives. It’s the Infinity HSS blades that I’m wondering about.

I’ve considered switching over to a spiral carbide head on the Dewalt, but before I’d do that, I’d probably sell the Dewalt and buy my brother’s 15 inch cut Grizzly with the spiral carbide head.

All said, the Dewalt 735 is a great unit.

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 11:08 PM

I have the Infinity blades on my DW735 and they are much better than the original ones. However, as with any blades you can get nicks.

When I need another set, I will buy the Infinity ones.

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#5 posted 09-09-2016 12:27 AM

Thanks

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#6 posted 09-09-2016 01:08 AM



I wasn t talking about the carbide knives. It s the Infinity HSS blades that I m wondering about.

I ve considered switching over to a spiral carbide head on the Dewalt, but before I d do that, I d probably sell the Dewalt and buy my brother s 15 inch cut Grizzly with the spiral carbide head.

All said, the Dewalt 735 is a great unit.

- Kirk650
Sorry Kirk I strayed from your question I apologize.

Aj


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