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Forum topic by eric4716 posted 06-18-2017 12:52 AM 704 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2017 12:52 AM

I have been working on cleaning up the Walker Turner 6” jointer that I purchase the other week. I thought the blades that were on it cut pretty good when a made a test pass on it before I bought it. I removed the citrerhead to get it cleaned up. Inspecting the blade carefully I noticed several small gouges and knicks in the tips of the blades. One of the blades had obvious been sharpened more than the others. So I was looking at just replacing all 3 blades. Does anyone recommend a certain blade for the Walker Turner? I believe I had read somewhere that they have to be a minimum thickness. I’m not sure yet how much jointing I will be doing. Are carbide tips that much better than the regular steel ones? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 06-18-2017 01:26 AM

Assuming they are straight blades, without any custom milling for mounting, there are a number of sites that sell blades, HSS and carbide.

Infinity is one: https://www.infinitytools.com/jointing-planing/jointer-planer-knives/high-speed-steel-planer-jointer-knives

Holbren is another: https://www.holbren.com/high-speed-steel-jointer-planer-knife-sets/

And there are more out there. All you need (again, assuming they are just plain blocks) is the width, length and thickness.

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 01:59 AM

You can sharpen the knives over and over again until they are just too short to fit any longer. Small nicks and gouges can easily be removed in the process. If you want a spare set, pretty much any of the aftermarket 6” knife sets should work (like these by ANK, or this Freud set).

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 03:10 AM

Thanks for the links. I didn’t know there were that many manufacturers of blades.

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 12:55 AM

I was just doing a search and came across these. They seem to be the same size blades that were in the Walker Turner jointer. It seems like a heck of a deal of a set of 3 blades. Are These blades from Grizzly good?

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-5-8-x-1-8-HSS-Jointer-Knives-Set-of-3/H9876

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 01:18 AM

Should be. Have grizzly knives in my grizzly jointer. Haven’t had to put new ones in for several years.

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#6 posted 06-22-2017 04:39 AM

You were given good choices already those Grizzy blades are too cheap probably made from low grade Steel.Maybe D2.If you really plan on using that jointer to do some woodworking then buy M2 or T1.
Cheap high speed steel will lose its edge quickly and leaving feeling cheated.

-- Aj

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