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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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