Where a good place to buy or get sharpened jointer blades?

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Forum topic by rlrobinhood posted 06-10-2012 10:35 PM 1563 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2012 10:35 PM

Hi all,

I recently purchased an old Rockwell 37-290 jointer. Its a 4” jointer, but I got it for a good deal. Anyways, before I begin tuning it up, I need to get the blades sharpened or buy new ones. I know I can sharpen them on my own, but I’m not good at sharpening anything and would simply like to take that out of the equation when I begin tuning it up.

Any reccomendations on where to buynew quality/sharp blades or a reccomendation of a vendor where I can mail them to to be sharpened?


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#1 posted 06-11-2012 03:42 AM

highland woodworking on thier site has a sharpening service but I would call my local cabinet shop or mill shop ( check yellow pages) and see who sharpens thier blades might be someone local wit a short turnaround window

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 04:38 AM

Most shops around my area charge $1 an inch to sharpen, which I think is pretty typical. With large planer blades, it is much cheaper to have them sharpened than to buy new.. but for smaller knives (4”-6”), the difference isn’t that much. You can get a new set of knives for your planer for just a little bit more (under $20). Here is a set I found on Amazon for $19.


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#3 posted 06-11-2012 04:47 AM

If you have a woodcraft near you ask there or at a hardwoods supplier. I found 3 guys locally by word of mouth.

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 05:56 AM

There are several jointer hones that make sharpening the blades very easy and you don’t even have to take them out of the jointer.

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 01:58 PM

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