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Re: Sharpening planer blades
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2006, 12:52:29 AM »
Dang, I have a Delta 12" bench planer and really like it too. I don't bother sharpening the blades. A set of blades only costs about $25 and are sharpened on both sides. They last quite a long time for me and when both sides are dull, I put in a new set. I make woodturning tools out of the old ones.  If I were you, I'd look and see if a double sided set of blades were available for your planer and if they were reasonably priced......get them. It's like buying 2 sets.

I think if I had to sharpen my planer blades, I'd find a way to do it myself.  Build a jig and use various grades of sandpaper that was glued to a piece of plate glass.
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Re: Sharpening planer blades
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2006, 12:12:37 PM »
Angle is critical when planing and dependent on the species of wood. Is it possible that you alluded to planning hardwood or his jig was last setup to sharpen carbide?


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