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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 10-07-2013 03:43 PM 1021 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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10-07-2013 03:43 PM

I just dropped off my planer knives to be sharpened at the only place in town that could(20” knives). He charges $.40 an inch. That comes to $24 + tax. Also I asked him if he had any recomendations on a new set of knives. He said he could order me a set. I asked what quality they were and his response was “I use them in my machines and in 10 years I have never had a complaint form my customers”. When I asked how much he said somewhere around $100 but he would have call to be sure. I was wondering what everyone else was paying for sharpening.

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 03:50 PM

60 cents an inch for jointer knives – HSS under 16”. The 20” ones would be more but since I’m not that blessed I haven’t checked. I’m dropping off a TS blade later in the week and I will ask.

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 04:02 PM

That doesn’t sound bad. I do them myself with a Makita.

Make sure they come back straight. I’ve sharpened
planer knives that weren’t before and I reckon some
sharpening guy must have made them that way.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 05:13 PM

My sharpener gets 50¢ and inch, but it’s a mail ‘em in thing, so I pay shipping as well. You might consider looking around for knives, everybody sells them. Try the router bit vendors or Holbren’s. I think a set of 3 15” knives for my p[laner was closer to $60 last time I bought them (some years ago).

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 04:07 PM

I pay $1.00 an inch at either of the two places within 5 miles of me, which I think is high, it doesn’t matter if they are 6” or 24”, same price per inch. For saw blades, I just dropped a 50T combination blade off at my #2 guy and he said it’ll be $24.00, my #1 guy is usually closer to $17 for that same blade. Hope I’m not wasting my money.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 02:45 AM

Best Grinding in Tulsa, Ok sharpens my 13” planer blades. It costs $25 to sharpen the set of three on both sides and they cut and last better than new.

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