Powertec Planer knives...should I buy them?

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Forum topic by MrDan posted 09-01-2011 10:44 PM 7037 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2011 10:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer question

I’m looking to replace my planer (Delta 22-540) knives and I found some on amazon made by Powertec. I’ve never used anything made by them and was wondering if anyone knows what level of quality they produce.

If not Powertec, does anyone have other recommendations other than carbide blades…I don’t want to spend an arm and leg at the moment?

Currently I’m using Delta knives and they seem to last, but I’m always looking for improvements if there are any.


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#1 posted 08-26-2013 09:54 PM

MrDan, I realize this post is 2 yrs old, but I was wondering if you used the Powertec knives for your Delta planer and how did they work? I don’t know what happened to the Delta knives but I can no longer find them. I did purchase a set of the Powertec from Amazon. Thanks

-- Don

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 10:12 PM

I just purchased a set (powertec knives) for my craftsman jointer. Haven’t tried them yet, but I’ll comment here once I give them a go.

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#3 posted 08-27-2013 02:25 AM

I just installed a set of Powertec blades in my Ridgid planer a few days ago. I’ve run about 125 bf of rough white pine through and they seem to be holding an edge just fine. With the Ridgid blades, I would’ve flipped them already. I would buy the Powertec blades again, especially since HD doesn’t carry them anymoe and are always out of stock online. Not to mention the free shipping from Amazon with a Prime account.

HTH, John

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 03:37 PM


I ran a couple boards over my jointer and was also pleased with the results, but you having run a quantity is a more useful report.

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 07:27 PM

I know this is an old post, but just in case someone else is searching for planer blade info, I can officially attest to the “Powertec” blades. I just purchased a set and have been using them for the past week. From my experience, I don’t see them any worse or any better than the original craftsman blades. They seem to be a basic set of knives, that will need re-sharpening soon. For $25 bucks, they are not a bad deal. I soon hope to invest in some carbide blades.


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