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03-04-2015 02:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer question

I purchased the Ridgid 6” jointer new in 2008 and have been happy with since. Each new set of knives, the $17 powertech knives, have been ordered from Amazon. The knives cut smoothly and hold a decent edge for the price. I know the knives can be sharpened and I have done that before. I am just curious if there is something out there much better than what I have used up to this point.

My question is, where do you buy yours? How is the quality of the knives?


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#1 posted 03-04-2015 02:35 AM

I have bought from these folks. Very happy with them.
6-1/8” x 11/16” x 1/8” V2-HSS Planer Knife Set of 3
Smooth Back, Bevel Edge – 6-1/8” Length x 11/16” Width x 1/8” Thick – Set of 3 Knives. Fits Jet, Ridgid JP0610.
$12.97

http://www.globaltooling.net/

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 03:18 AM

I get mine from RKO saw in Cullom, Illinois.

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 04:53 PM

Last time Grizzly, they are oooookay….

Get what you pay for. Seems like they are not as durable as the last set (can’t remember where).

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#4 posted 03-04-2015 05:12 PM

Holbren and Infinity are both excellent suppliers with excellent quality jointer knives. Have found knives on Amazon too.

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#5 posted 03-07-2015 06:56 AM

Thanks for the advice. I ordered a set from Holbren last night and should see them one day next week. I am going to try global tooling’s knives next time. The shipping from global is over 3x what Holbren is charging.

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#6 posted 01-02-2018 01:38 PM



I purchased the Ridgid 6” jointer new in 2008 and have been happy with since. Each new set of knives, the $17 powertech knives, have been ordered from Amazon. The knives cut smoothly and hold a decent edge for the price. I know the knives can be sharpened and I have done that before. I am just curious if there is something out there much better than what I have used up to this point.

My question is, where do you buy yours? How is the quality of the knives?

- joey502

I know this is not exactly the answer to your question, but I’m just throwing this out there. Have you looked at shelix carbide cutter heads? I have them on my piwermatic jointer and Dewalt planer and I love them. They stay sharp so much longer than planer knives and also if you were to nick one you can just rotate them, they aren’t ruined like planer knives are. The initial cost is significantly higher than a set of jointer knives, but honestly you will save money overtime. I have had these on my jointer for over a year and have not had to rotate, or change on yet!

Anywho, may be worth taking a look.

I also really like holbren

https://www.holbren.com/byrd-shelix-for-ridgid-jointers/

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#7 posted 05-24-2018 05:59 AM

When I had that Jointer I used the Freud brand Knives and I believe that I got them off Amazon. I hate changing Jointer Knives!

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#8 posted 05-25-2018 10:20 PM



When I had that Jointer I used the Freud brand Knives and I believe that I got them off Amazon. I hate changing Jointer Knives!

- Alan72

Yep – easier to buy a new jointer.

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#9 posted 05-25-2018 10:52 PM

Like rizzo, i switched to a spiral carbide cutter (grizzly). It was easy to install, and works great. No more nicked edges. It’s been years since i made the switch. Glad i did.

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