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Forum topic by TNT82 posted 09-11-2013 12:57 AM 1025 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2013 12:57 AM

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I just got a old craftsman 6 1/8 jointer #10323900.I want to buy new blades and can’t font any for that model number.can I use a different model #blade ?i thought about trying to sharpen them but I have never attempted such a think.looking for some suggestions.thank you

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 02:49 AM

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 12:34 PM

Just sharpen the blades that you have. Assuming you have a bench grinder, set the rest so that the wheel contacts the blade in the center of the bevel then just slide them back and forth until sharp. It’s pretty easy to do. Be careful to grind very lightly so you do not overheat the steel. The real trick is getting them back into the cutter head and aligned to each other. I’ll let someone else expound on that.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 01:33 PM

Open the yellow pages to “Cabinet shop” call the closest one to you and see who does their blades. If they do their own(doubtful) ask if they can help you out.

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 03:32 PM

Unless those blades were used a lot, they should be sharpened. I got my jointer for $50, and the previous
owner had sharpened the blades himself, and they showed it. We have a saw shop here that sells and services
blades for all the sawmills around, and they sharpened the blades for me, unless you have plenty of sharpening
experience, I would not suggest that you try to sharpen jointer blades, get a professional to do it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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