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Forum topic by Chipy posted 03-24-2012 12:51 PM 3782 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2012 12:51 PM

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I was considering purchasing a Deulen knife sharpning jig.While I think the Deulen jig is a great idea I found the price to be a little steep for a piece of hand rail,some brass channel and some set screws and I guess the guy has to make some money, brass is probably quite steep and we all know how much hard wood has gone up.While surfing the Deulen jig I found this link on the same Google search page It only sharpens one knife at a time but it will be a lot cheaper than the Deulen jig and I can make it myself ! “”

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 01:50 PM

The problem with doing one at a time is not knowing for sure that you have removed the same amount from each knife. On jointer knives that need to be set, this isn’t really an issue. But with any knife that is indexed, it is an issue. There is so little room for error that it may make things worse in that one blade would be doing most of the work.
I too considered the Deulen jig purchase but since the quality of the blades on my Ridgid 13” are so poor, it seemed like a better idea to buy a new set. For shorter blades as in a jointer, I’m sure his tool is great.

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 02:21 PM

no matter how the knives are set they really need to be all the same weight or you will get an out of balance situation

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 04:55 PM

I have three blades in my Ridgid planer so there is always an odd blade out I think if you count your strokes on each grit sandpaper you will keep the blades within exceptable tolerances.D Allen I try to stay on top of my blades and not let them go to far by inspecting them when I have completed a lot of planing.

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 11:50 PM

Check this jig out. Similar to the Deulen but holds all 3 knives at the same time. It can be used by hand or with a belt sander.

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