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Forum topic by Rrrandy posted 04-04-2017 04:34 AM 411 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rrrandy

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04-04-2017 04:34 AM

I have the orange Rigid jointer JP06101 that I need to replace the knives. Have any of you folks done this? Any hints and/or tips?
Thanks,

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#1 posted 04-04-2017 09:25 AM

You just need to duplicate the dimensions….L, W, and thickness. Grizzly, Amazon, Holbren, Hartville, Rockler, etc., should all have jointer blades for sale.

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#2 posted 04-04-2017 10:22 AM

Check this thread here on LJ

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#3 posted 04-04-2017 11:49 AM

I have the same jointer and have replaced the knives many times. I have bought Powertech from Amazon, they were good for the most part but the last set I bought had some quality issues. I have purchased from Holbren twice, good quality and price. I would recommend Holbren over Amazon.

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#4 posted 04-04-2017 11:57 AM

Randy
This is in response to your question about knife changes in the old thread.

I always follow the same steps when I replace my jointer knives. This is for new knives, resharpened knives or simply checking and cleaning.

1. Remove the all 3 knives.
2. Lower the jack screws to their lowest point.
3. Clean out the head and the bars that hold the knives in.
4. Replace one knife at a time. I set both sides of the knife close to the outfeed and then tighten the screws at each end just enough to hold the knife in place but not tight enough to prevent it from moving. I then adjust that knife (by adjusting jack screws) so both sides are .001 above the outfeed table. When the knife is where I want it i then tighten the screws to secure the knife. Each screw is tightened a little at a time to prevent the knife from sliding around on me.
5. Repeat step 4 for the remaining knives. Checking and rechecking throughout the process.

I do not use any type of jig to hold the knife, just a dial indicator.. I my opinion the jigs add and unnecessary variable to the equation. I just don’t see their point.

This may seem like overkill but the jointer is the one tool that has to be calibrated correctly.

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 01:20 PM

I have that same jointer and replaced the knives quite a few times. Finally I replaced the cutterhead with a spiral carbide head from Grizzly. Best decision I’ve made regarding power tools.

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