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Forum topic by willhime posted 11-02-2014 04:32 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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willhime

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11-02-2014 04:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question planer shaping

Is there a profound difference in the quality of different planer blades? I have a Delta 22-540 12”. I’ve been trying to find comparisons between Delta’s stock, Powertec, and wood river. they’re all similarly priced ($20-25)

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#1 posted 11-02-2014 04:50 PM

I have the original knives that came with my Grizzly planer and a set of Frued knives I bought later. They both seem to have the same durability between sharpenings. About the only parameter I can think of that would be a consideration would be the type of steel used. It’s going to take someone with some metallurgy knowledge (not me) to tell us what to look for.

Maybe look for knives made from some of the premium steels described here:

http://bestpocketknifetoday.com/discovering-the-best-knife-steel/

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 05:07 PM

I think that there is a huge difference in the quality of the blades both in the steel used and the quality of the original sharpening.

I have a DW735 and a 15” Jet planer and now use blades from Infinity tools. They have worked extremely well for me. The majority of planing that I do is red oak and some other hardwoods. And yes, they are probably twice the price that you are suggesting.

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 07:01 PM

+ on Infinity.

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 01:26 AM

Just a thought: my Ridgid planer blades cut better and last longer after resharpenig than they do when new. I have them sharpened professionally.

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 05:36 AM

I considered sharpening them myself, having been a sushi chef for 9 years so I have plenty of experience with the concepts, but I’m not sure about attempting to maintain the angle exactly, or buying a honing guide since the edge on a knife is personal – I do mine at 19 degrees, single bevel, but when it comes to something powered and machined, I wasn’t sure how that might transfer, or ‘wingin it’ on something that probably needs exact specifications, angles, etc.

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 04:14 PM

Send em out to a sharpening shop

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 04:44 PM



Just a thought: my Ridgid planer blades cut better and last longer after resharpenig than they do when new. I have them sharpened professionally.
- gfadvm

I would be interested in where you send the Ridgid blades for sharpening.
Thanks.

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 09:47 PM

Mike, I send mine to Best Grinding in Tulsa, Ok. They do my saw blades, jointer and planer knives, etc.

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 09:58 PM

I like Carbide knifes. Even though one could argue that they are not as sharp as HSS steel as new, they very soon become sharper than anything that have been used for a while. I only send them to sharpenning once a year.

Pedro

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