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Deano56

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03-29-2015 11:39 PM

I picked up the Delta DJ-15 jointer this afternoon, it was missing the guard so I ordered that already off of ebay, now I want to order new blades although these are not too bad but have a few nicks in them. Looking on ebay there are a few choices of blades, Delta brand is of course the most costly, then there are 22-32 dollar sets. Some say V2 and some say M2 high speed steel. Does anyone know if the Delta brand is three times better for the 3 times higher price and are they which HSS?

-- Deano


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#1 posted 03-30-2015 12:03 AM

Buying manufacturer branded parts is always more expensive. Why don’t you just have the ones in there now sharpened?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 03-30-2015 01:11 AM

i want to use it NOW, haha, it would be a week turn around for these to get back

-- Deano

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 01:15 AM

i want to use it NOW, haha, it would be a week turn around for these to get back

And how long would it take to order and have delivered off e-bay :)

Most local places can do it in a day or two unless they send them out. Get them sharpened, and order a set of Freud or other suitable blades so you have a spare set.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Or just use the ones that are in there if they are reasonably sharp. If it leaves a ridge from the nicks, shift one of the knives over a bit.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 03:08 AM

theres no place close by me that sharpens anymore, it would be a week turnaround unless I want to drive to the north suburbs of Chicago and I don’t. There used to be a place not far from here but he passed away. I ordered a set anyways, they will be here by Thursday. I won’t be without a extra set of knives anyways, I have more than one saw blade also

-- Deano

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#5 posted 03-30-2015 03:37 AM

I have the DJ20, and I have used blades from Grizzly, Titan, and others. To me the HSS straight knives are all about the same. I pay about $18 for a set of three 8” knives.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 03-30-2015 04:55 AM

I have bought several sets of jointer knives from,American national knife co, M2 steel came perfectly Sharpend with 40 degree bevel. I recommend them shipped fast.Aj

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Deano56

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#7 posted 03-30-2015 10:44 AM

i went titan on ebay, be here Thursday

-- Deano

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#8 posted 03-30-2015 10:49 AM

BTW, I thought these jointers were made in Brazil. There is a big sticker on the base cabinet that says made in the USA, but on the jointer base itself says its made in Taiwan. If a person were to by new, why pay the extra for the Delta name anymore? Mine as well buy the Grizzly

-- Deano

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#9 posted 03-30-2015 11:40 AM

Im with you, why buy new?
I would much rather buy something that is old and used (but loved) and spend a bit of time tweaking it in.


BTW, I thought these jointers were made in Brazil. There is a big sticker on the base cabinet that says made in the USA, but on the jointer base itself says its made in Taiwan. If a person were to by new, why pay the extra for the Delta name anymore? Mine as well buy the Grizzly

- Deano56


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#10 posted 03-30-2015 02:47 PM

Get a couple sets so there will be no downtime in the future. Plus you can send them off to be sharpened together to save on shipping cost.

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#11 posted 03-30-2015 03:07 PM

Infinity Saw cutting and American National Knife, both provide excellent customer service.

-- frosty

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#12 posted 03-30-2015 06:52 PM


I have the DJ20, and I have used blades from Grizzly, Titan, and others. To me the HSS straight knives are all about the same. I pay about $18 for a set of three 8” knives.

- pintodeluxe


No their not. HSS varies greatly in quality.

Personally, I’ve not been happy with Grizzly plane blades. I suspect they are Chinese steel.

I just bought a set of 4 10” blades from from my sharpening guy who makes them himself from HSS stock.
Yeah, they were 30% higher cost, but he guaranteed the steel is better.
We’ll see.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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rwe2156

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#13 posted 03-30-2015 06:55 PM

Or…..just break down and get a helical head. Just got one for my 8” jointer and WOW….is all I can say.
A helical head for a 6” will run you about $350.

- rwe2156

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Deano56

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#14 posted 03-30-2015 09:48 PM

I think I will upgrade to at least a 8” machine before I spend that on the H head. Already wished I had a larger machine today as some of the rough white oak was 6 1/2” wide. I miss my old Northfield jointer with the 6’ bed. Also I think the 3/4 hp motor is a little weak, 1 hp should have been the minimum, but a fresh set of blades will be good help for now. I can’t see straightening up longer boards than 8” with that jointer. Do you guys with a 6” jointer?

-- Deano

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#15 posted 03-30-2015 09:51 PM

As far as the HSS knives, I’m sure you get what you pay for, I think the Titans are some place in the medium range, I di s some for less. I will ask the sharpening company what they have in stock. They make their own saw blades so I assume they have knife stock too.

-- Deano

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