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Forum topic by bbqking posted 06-21-2008 12:14 PM 4055 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbqking

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06-21-2008 12:14 PM

I have a RIDGID 6-1/8” jointer #JPO6101 that will need cutterhead knives replaced before too long. I have purchased the new knives but the meager paperwork that came w/ the machine does not address this procedure. I know that I can figure it out, but I am hoping some of you have done this before and can help me out with some tips, instruction, and know-how so that it would be a quick and easy fix. Thanks. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville


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#1 posted 06-21-2008 04:33 PM

Here’s a couple of examples. For the first one you just need a scale.

I bought some magnets (6) and made a fixture like the second example.

http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/knife_adjustment.shtml

http://modernwoodshop.com/2008/02/28/changing-jointer-knives-the-easy-way-well-almost/

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 04:32 PM

The jig looks nice, but I think I would put in the time versus the money. It really isn’t rocket science and it doesn’t need to be done often.

I have a delta JT360 and the cutter head is similar. Their instruction manual is pretty good on this topic.
http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/Documents/English/Instruction%20Manual/Delta/a23771,JT360.pdf

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#3 posted 06-23-2008 07:31 PM

Ridgid has a tool discussion forum somewhere on their site that could be useful.

Although I like their tools, they do have some shortcomings on support issues/supply. Were you able to find the jointer knives at HD? I’ve never seen them there, and usually have to hunt for the planer knives.

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#4 posted 06-24-2008 06:28 PM

I had to order my jointer knives from Ridgid, since HD did not have them. I have not replaced mine yet. I just got these as spares and for the eventual change. If you find some good information, let us know.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 06-25-2008 06:46 PM

I purchased some after-market knives for my Ridgid that are thicker and made of a harder steel. They seem to hold up much better – fewer trips to the sharpening service, and fewer hours spent trying to install them properly. Someday, an 8’ jointer with indexable carbide inserts!

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