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  • Question about jointer blades

    I currently have the Sears Craftsman 6 1/8 benchtop jointer the one they sell for $250 (picked it up for $120 used). I'm planning to upgrade to the ridgid jointer but just not yet. I was running a board through it and the knives got nicked because of an imbedded stable I didn't see. Now that part of the blade generates a thin raised line everytime I run a board through the jointer. Is it possible to file or resharpen the knives or would I have to buy a new set of knives. Thanks.

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    Yes, you should be able to have them sharpened. There is a saw sharpening place near where I live and I have had hand planes and hand saws and circular saw blades sharpened before by them.

    This may help;

    http://www.cmtusa.com/store/searchde...rocess=sawshop

    Jerry
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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    • #3
      How much do you think they normally charge to sharpen two 6 1/8 inch jointer blades? I checked the sears website and they have sets of new blades for 14.99.

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      • #4
        I do not really remember, but I believe it was less than $20 for the three items I had sharpened.

        If you need the exact price, I can call them Monday. Just let me know.

        Jerry
        It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by steelewoodworker
          I do not really remember, but I believe it was less than $20 for the three items I had sharpened.

          If you need the exact price, I can call them Monday. Just let me know.

          Jerry

          Thanks Jerry but it's not necessary. I'll probably just buy a new set of knives for now.

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          • #6
            Sears or Larger?

            Ryan,
            I'm looking to get a jointer in my shop, but I really don't need a full-size model. I'm wondering if a bench-top model would be good enough for small projects.

            What are your experiences with this model? Would you recommend it for someone who needs a jointer just for small projects?

            Thanks!

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