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Forum topic by Madwood posted 01-05-2014 03:33 AM 472 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madwood

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01-05-2014 03:33 AM

I’ve had my Ridgid TP1300 planer for 8 yrs. now and it has proven to be a pretty decent planer. The biggest issue I have is finding knives for it at a decent price. I can get them through HD for $30/set of 2 online, Amazon has Powertec brand for slightly less or, if I’m really lucky, I can score a set on eBay. I tried the Powertec ones once and they didn’t last long at all. I’ve tried sharpening them on a homemade Deulen-style jig with marginal results.

Does anyone have any other online sources for replacement knives? Or am I kinda stuck with Amazon or HD? I KNEW when I bought it, I should have gone with a DeWalt!

Thanks, John

-- In the shop making chaos out of order


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 01:32 PM

Most of the router bit makers also produce knives for a wide variety of jointers and planers. You might check Infinity tools and see if they offer a set. Another source might be Holbren's. The ones I got from Holbren’s were the Titan brand, and far superior to the OEM knives in my Delta 15”. A lot cheaper as well.

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 01:39 PM

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 01:52 AM

I get my Ridgid “disposable” blades resharpened and they seem to cut better and last longer than the new Ridgid blades. It costs me $25 to get three double sided blades sharpened.

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 02:06 AM

DeWalt knives (for DW735 anyway) I see on Amazon for just under $50… am I missing something? They do seem to last a while, but maybe you were making a joke. Get a helical cutterhead if you’re looking for durable.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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