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Forum topic by BigAL46 posted 02-26-2017 06:45 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2017 06:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carbide jointer planer magnetic jig

I have the Ridgid JP06000 jointer

Does anyone know if the WoodStock Jointer Pal magnetic jig:

will work with carbide blades? I know it will work with HHS blades and have watched a video on You Tube of being used on this very jointer. Carbide’s magnetic properties are much less than that of HSS and I can see it failing me by being unable to lift the blades. What do you think?

The folks at HOLBREN claim these blades will out last the HSS by a factor of 10!

-Al in Oakalla-

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 07:21 PM

It will not, the magnets on it are not really all that strong. the folks at Holbren are correct, IF the blades don’t chip…at that point they are pretty much toast. they chip a lot more readily than HSS.

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 07:25 PM

It’s not clear if you have carbide blades and are considering buying the jig, or if you have the jig and are wondering whether you can buy carbide blades and still have the jig work.

If you have the blades, you can test them with a magnet and see how strong it is. I tested a magnet against the carbide blade on a router bit, and there was a strong enough hold for jointer blades. The thing is though, I don’t know how much magnetic attraction was to the carbide, or the steel behind it on the router bit body, and I can’t think of anything I have that’s solid carbide to try it with.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 07:57 PM

I already have the blades and am looking for the most accurate and easiest way to set the knives in the cutter head. The JP06000 shows a special gauge to set the blades which is no longer available. The JP060100 manual shows a different procedure with no gauge involved. The planer has been changed in this area and am not confident that the new procedure applies to the older version. The concepts are the same but the devil is always in the details.

As far as the the blades chipping: if they fail in an unreasonably short time I will sing a song to HOLBREN such as they have not yet heard! Probably won’t do anything but make me feel better…

The only loose magnet I have is one I like to drag along the lake bottom with and has a 200 lb lift. I holds the blade NP but the jig in question aint gonna have that umph.

-Al in Oakalla-

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#4 posted 02-27-2017 04:55 PM

Well guess what! one of the blades was chipped when un packed. That made me so happy….

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#5 posted 02-27-2017 05:23 PM


Here’s a link to some info on jointer setup tools>

I’m sorry to hear that your jointer knives were chipped. I hope the manufacturer/seller will replace them.

I have the Jointer Pal, but I no longer use it since my newish (2010) jointer uses a cam type adjustment for the knives. I think the Jointer Pal works well depending on how the knives are secured/adjusted.

I have found that the OneWay Multi-Gauge works well to set the jointer knife height. This is what I use now.

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