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Forum topic by NoSpace posted 11-05-2017 04:10 PM 261 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NoSpace

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11-05-2017 04:10 PM

The guy I bought my 733 planer from gave it to me with two sets of extra blades. Finally changed them for the first time. The ones I took out don’t look that bad and still did a fair job I just have a project I wanted to be extra careful with so changed them. So I’m thinking about sharpening them. They look pretty meaty, for those who sharpen their planer blades, how many times can you safely do this? I think they are meant to be disposable.


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#1 posted 11-05-2017 06:15 PM

I have that same planer and a week or so ago, I paid for the downloadable course on maintaining planers and joiners offered by WWGOA. I think the course was 50% off—and for me, it was well worth the expense because I have both tools and just “use them” and have spent little to no time maintaining them. I learned a lot!!

Anyway, they said in the course video that the blades are disposable. Basically his comment was that they are pretty inexpensive and probably best to just buy new rather than mess up some project by trying to sharpen them. I think he said they were reversable, but can’t remember for sure. Guess I need to head back and recheck that video.

EDIT: I did check and I have the 733 – looked at the manual and the blades. You are right, they can be resharpened. Different model planer in the video. My bad!

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#2 posted 11-05-2017 06:20 PM

The knives for the 733 are meant to be sharpened, in fact, many times. I’ve had my 733 for at least17 years. I have 3 sets of knives and I guess they have each been sharpened 20 times. That is why they have slotted holes. I take mine to a sharpening service, but you can buy something like a tormek or worksharp and do it yourself. The 734 is different and the blades are double sided and are meant to be disposable.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 11-05-2017 06:52 PM

733 blades are NOT disposable. Sharpen them and move on.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#4 posted 11-05-2017 07:10 PM

Good News! Thanks for setting me straight. I need to go back and recheck that video—could have been I wasn’t paying attention or the planer was the 734. Thanks everyone!

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#5 posted 11-05-2017 07:12 PM

It’s easy to mistake the 733 for the 734. They are essentially the same machine, but the 734 has a 3 cutter head and some different paint color.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 11-06-2017 05:03 AM

thanks all for the input!

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