|Forum topic by Smitty316||posted 11-06-2013 03:46 PM||547 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-06-2013 03:46 PM
This is my first entry on this blog. I have an old Makita 2030 Planer-Jointer that I’ve used for years. At this time I need to sharpen the blades, but I don’t feel like I’ve used it that much to make them as dull as they are. Since they are as old as they are, I’m wondering if they could be annealed or softened, from use. I’m wondering if I should just buy new blades or if that would be a waste of money.
When I run a board through it, the board slides across the table to the left, and there is a slight taper across the width of the board. The blades are worn worse in the middle. When I put a straight edge across it, I can slip a .006 feeler gauge between the blade and the straight edge. I’m assuming this is accounting for the slight taper and the slide across the table?