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Forum topic by waldo posted 04-25-2011 10:59 PM 6115 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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waldo

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04-25-2011 10:59 PM

I have a Dewalt DW735, 13 inch planer that loves to eat planer blades. I went online today and ordered some Titan blades from Global Tooling and was wondering if anyone here has used Titan blades before…. Any help would be great.

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Les

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 12:23 AM

When you say it eats blades, what are we talking about? If I change twice a year it is a lot and there is two of us working in the shop.

Les

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 01:49 AM

Also I don’t anything about the Titans, but I’ve seen bad reviews of the Infinity replacements so at steer clear of them at least. Check this out – http://www.toolking.com/tool-accessories/planer-accessories/planer-blades-and-knives/dewalt-dw7352-2-replacement-planer-knives-for-dw735-2-pair/ Hope this helps. $69.00 for two sets is hard to beat.

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waldo

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 11:07 PM

I have been planing a lot of hickory here lately and have been going through knives rather quickly. I went ahead and ordered the Titan knives, but after speaking to the Rep. from Global Tooling I am told they are pretty much OEM knives so I can’t expect much difference in quality. I will try infinity after this set and also, Titan makes a carbite tipped knife too..

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 12:08 AM

I’ve been getting blades from Global (Titan) for about 10 years. The price is right and they hold up well. I use them on my jointer and my planer. I will usually hit them once or twice with a stone during the life time, to renew the edge, then toss them.

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waldo

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 01:30 PM

Hey Tim, thanks a lot for the info. I ordered a set at the start of the week, with shipping I still saved about $10 from going to Lowes or Home Depot to get blades.

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#6 posted 04-27-2011 01:47 PM

Like the Global rep told you, they aren’t anything special, just HSS, but they’re cheaper than resharpening and I haven’t found any lower price. I use my machines a lot and I change out blades about twice a year. I think that’s acceptable quality for the use they give.

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waldo

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#7 posted 04-27-2011 02:02 PM

I agree totally that it’s easier than resharpening and cheaper in the long run. I have been planing hickory and it’s been eating knives so I was looking for something a little better than the OEM Dewalt blades. I will see how the Titans do, I see that Infinity makes aftermarket knives too that I may give a shot when/if I kill the titans. Titan also makes a carbite tipped blade, but I can’t see paying $150 for a 1 sided blade. My luck I would chip a blade installing them. Haha

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verdesardog

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#8 posted 04-27-2011 10:03 PM

I just ordered the shilex spiral cutterhead for my dewalt 735. I hope it works MUCH better than the OEM blades.

http://www.holbren.com/byrd-shelix-head-for-dewalt-dw735_planer.html

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Bertha

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#9 posted 04-27-2011 10:39 PM

That Byrd is more than I paid for my 735. Smokes! I would have sold my 735 and paired the money to buy a floorstanding model. More power to you, though, and I can’t wait to hear how it performs!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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