Believe it. I was wrong in the width of the original knives.
According to Grizzly the 1182 takes 1"x1/8"x6" knives. What I tested
in my jointer were 7/8"x1/8"x6" knives.
Now, just for grins I put the digital caliber on both the original
knive and a freud, both claiming 1/8" thick. Remember, grizzly said
1/8 inch = 3.175 mm
Actual grizzly knife: 2.95mm
Freud C360: 3.20mm
Hardly a small difference if being overly sensitive as you claim.
Now, regarding the difference between 7/8" and 1" knives. Please, by
the time yahoo's get done learning to sharpen their own knives they end
up using a shorter knive. That is why the springs/jack screws exist in
the first place! And fwiw, the jack screw hole is threaded all the way
through the cutterhead, allowing a longer jack screw. So, if you are
trying to tell me that a "knife setting screw", of which plays zero
part in securing the knife itself, shouldn't be changed, well then
we'll have to agree to disagree. I do agree about messing with the
thickness of the blade and the gib design. However, the gib
design/integrity is in no way affected by the 1/8" difference in blade
I knew before hand about the implications of knife changing but I made
an informed decision based on the real actual data from my particular
situation. I'm no moron (you may disagree) and am very aware of the
dangers in the jointer and the power of the cutter head. By all means
don't try this !!!!