HHS knives for dewalt 734 planer?

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Forum topic by eddy posted 05-14-2012 05:10 PM 4986 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2012 05:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer blade

i just saw this add and was woundering if anyone here has more info on them or has use them?
i go thru a lot of blades for my planer (1 set a year) or at least i think i do maybee that is a normal amout.
just woundering if these would be a good investment

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 05:29 PM

I have the 733 with HSS knives. I sharpen (in my shop) when needed, have a spare set, and feel that I’m bucks ahead doin’ it this way.


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#2 posted 05-14-2012 05:39 PM

Wow, a set a year, even using both sides? That’s more than I do and I thought I planed a lot of wood. Don’t know anything about these blades as I haven’t replaced mine yet (on my third year) but with your usage anything that helps would be good.

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 01:53 AM

I go through about the same amount of blades about a set a year. I think I’m going to try those blades out the Dewalt blades are ok but they dull way too quickly (which you know) so if you do get them and could send me a message when you see how they perform I’d greatly appreciate it.

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 03:15 AM

Talk about timing!! I just ordered a set of carbide knives for my 735. I’ve gone thru two sets in the three years I’ve had my 735, and this set is almost ready for replacement. Hoping that the carbide lives up to it’s reputation.

Amazon has them for $149 plus shipping.

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 03:49 AM

Also , give Oella Saw and Tool a call. I’ve had excellent results with the Titan jointer knives from them.
T-1 high grade metal : )

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 02:40 PM

this morning i proved to myself again that a little bit of information is a dangerous thing!
i was looking up what the factory planer blades are made of and they (dewalt) saw they are M2 laminated tool steel .so i look up m2 steel and it is high speed steel ? so is a laminated blade just have a edge of hss on it?

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 08:04 PM

M-2 is lower quality steel than the T-1 that is supplied in my link above.

”The blades are factory precision made from high-quality T1 high speed steel. T1 material contains 18% tungsten, which gives the blades a much longer edge life than the more common D2 or M2 steels. Most users report up to 4 times the run times in some applications. ”

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