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Forum topic by RobWoodCutter posted 09-26-2012 04:59 PM 1238 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RobWoodCutter

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09-26-2012 04:59 PM

Has anybody bought and used what is listed as Solid carbide straight jointer/planer knives or the Carbide Tipped straight jointer/planers knives?

I have an old A.J. Faye 16” jointer that has straight HSS knives and trying to convert it to using a Byrd Head does not seem an easy or straight forward task, but I see several websites are advertising the Solid Carbide and the Carbide tipped only jointer blades.

Thanks. Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."


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Loren

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 05:22 PM

The main concern is chipping. Carbide is difficult to sharpen
in-house, so you’ll probably find yourself living with the chips
for a long time before sending the blades out. They stay
relatively sharp for a long time.

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 05:39 PM

Thanks. Because the jointer was built in 1916? and the babbett bearings were removed and pillow block bearings installed it is not just an off the shelf replacement to put on a Byrd head, so I was looking at another strategy for just using tougher staight knife blades. Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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