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Forum topic by jaydotelloh posted 04-03-2017 07:00 PM 421 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jaydotelloh

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04-03-2017 07:00 PM

Hi All,

I’m brand new here, but need some help with a Jet planer I picked up over the weekend. Long story short, I got this guy for $20. Everything works, but I’m preemptively assuming it needs new blades.

The nameplate says it’s a Jet JWP-12, but appears to be an older version of this model. Here are some pics.

Going over to ereplacementparts.com shows the blade part number is 708806, but they are not in stock and a Google search doesn’t pop anything else up. My real question here is are there “universal” planer blades I can get? I.e., if it’s a 12.5” x 3/4” x 1/8” blade, can I just order any set of blades that meet those dimensions?

If not, does anyone know of a replacement blade that will fit this model?


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#1 posted 04-03-2017 07:23 PM

Try Holbren.com

https://www.holbren.com/Titan_Knife_SVB1275125

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 07:25 PM

Everything works, but I’m preemptively assuming it needs new blades.

Have the existing knives sharpened. And when you yank them, just measure so you know what size you need when you do buy some new ones.

Cheers,
Brad

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jaydotelloh

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 07:56 PM

Have the existing knives sharpened. And when you yank them, just measure so you know what size you need when you do buy some new ones.


Try Holbren.com

https://www.holbren.com/Titan_Knife_SVB1275125

Thanks, planned on having the existing ones sharpened as long as they aren’t in too rough shape. I’ll be digging into it tonight. It seem like you’re both implying that I just need to match the size of the blade then? It doesn’t have to be the exact MFG specific part number?

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#4 posted 04-03-2017 09:28 PM

You could also just replace the cutterhead entirely with a helical carbide insert type. Lots of people do this and nobody regrets it, ever.

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 12:47 AM

Looks like the typical “lunchbox” planer (nothing wrong with that…that’s all I have). Pull the knives (learn how to swear in the process…if they haven’t been removed before you’ll find they were torqued down by king-kong…but be careful and find the right tools so you don’t wreck the bolts because they are expensive). You’ll likely find a knife that has a few elongated slots on it. I’m sure it is a rather generic knife so if those slots match a replacement and the width/length are the same, you are in business.

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