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Forum topic by JKB posted 06-08-2009 04:08 AM 1209 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2009 04:08 AM

Bought a Dewalt DW 734 Planer in January, am now on my 3rd set of blades…........Am I doing something wrong, I use this planer everyday in our wood working business. I have seen posts that guys say they have had their planer for 4 years and have never changed the blades,

Is it possible to use a hone on these blades to smooth them and continue to use them. I really need this planer, however it’s to expensive to continue to buy so many new blades.

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 04:28 AM

If their blades are 4 years old, they hardly ever use the planer or they’re shoving wood through the thing with a power feeder. If you use it every day, expect to go through some blades. I take the blades out of mine and hone them on a large diamond stone every couple of months, then replace them. I don’t use the planer everyday, but at least a few times a week. Normally when I do, I plane 40-50 bf at a time. Check out Global tooling. They have resonablly priced blades for most planers.

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 04:32 AM

The more you use them, the faster they dull. For high volume use, you might find that resharpenable blades like those used on the older DW733 are better suited.

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 04:50 AM

Wow that’s etheir very high volume of wood, very hard wood, cheep blades or all of the above. I would see if you can get higher grade blades and have spare set to alternate when one set gets dull you send the other to get sharpened.

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