Sharpening Jointer Blades

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Forum topic by Brohymn62 posted 593 days ago 617 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey all,

I’m going to make my first attempt at sharpening my 8” jointer blades. I don’t really have a plan but I’ll be using a wet stone to do this by hand… any good tips out there?

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#1 posted 592 days ago

Do some research first or you could end up trashing your blades. There are some good posts on LJs about how to hone these blades. If they are badly nicked, you may want to get a shop to sharpen them first.

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#2 posted 592 days ago › … › Sharpening Accessories › Jointer Blade Hones, check this out, it and similar jigs
and methods are the only way I would try to sharpen a jointer blade. There are fancy jigs and setups that
you can make to sharpen jointer blades, but when my blades need more than a quick honing, it is time for me
to take them to the professionals. When I bought the jointer the blades were suffering from the results of a
home sharpener, and as a result I paid $50.00 for it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 592 days ago

At you can find a great video series on sharpening and setting jointer blades.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#4 posted 592 days ago

take a look at this

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#5 posted 592 days ago

Or this,

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#6 posted 591 days ago

You may want to look into one of these:,43072,43078&ap=1

I know I wouldn’t try sharpening my jointer blades freehand.

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#7 posted 591 days ago

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