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Forum topic by MrDan posted 1094 days ago 2555 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrDan

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1094 days ago

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.

Thanks,
Dan


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SouthpawCA

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#1 posted 369 days ago

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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Buckethead

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#2 posted 369 days ago

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.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Madwood

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#3 posted 369 days ago

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

-- In the shop making chaos out of order

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 365 days ago

Thanks,John…

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.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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