Planer Blade Sharpening

Planer Blade Sharpening Service

Planer Blade Sharpening Mobile Alabama Area

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Bench plane and block plane blades have traditionally been beveled to 25°. The low-angle block plane has a bed angle of 12° and the blade comes honed at an angle of 25°. Standard angle block planes have the blade bedded at 20°. The bedding angle, plus the bevel angle, equal 45°, which is the same cutting angle as a bench plane and gives a very good finish on flat and difficult grain. Since the blade is used bevel up, the effective cutting angle will be 37°. The 25° blade bevel is ideal for fine trimming work on end-grain softwood and some hardwoods.

Jack planes are about 12–15 inches long, and the blade can have either a slightly curved edge for smoothing stock, or a straight edge for jointing stock. In preparing stock, the jack plane is used after the scrub plane and before the jointer plane and smoothing plane.

 

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Published: June 25, 2017

Planer Blade Sharpening

Sharpened in Mobiile Alabama

I have in the past tried resharpening jointer knives on a stone by hand, but without much luck. The steel is too hard, and too much material had to be removed for the stone to make much of a difference within a reasonable amount of time spent sharpening.

 

Sharpened in Mobiile Alabama

Planer Blades Sharpened in Mobiile Alabama

My dad however, living in Northern Ontario, far away from a good sharpening service, has been resharpening his jointer and planer blades himself using a high speed grinder with a vertical axis, similar to the one shown at left, but bigger.

I found this grinder for cheap at a yard sale, so I decided that I should take another stab at resharpening jointer knives myself.

This time, with a fast running grinder, I had much better luck. The grinder is actually a wet wheel, but it runs at 1700 rpm. The water pump on it is dead, so I always wet it with my fingers. It’s a very fine grit stone, so it’s safe to touch while spinning.

 

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Published: March 24, 2016