Blades for a 12 Delta Planer

I did not want to post this with the Dewalt blades. Here In Canada the average retail cost of a set for a 12" Delta planer is $39.99 CAD for a set of two. I only wish I could locate a supply source at a lower cost. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. TIA
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Why do you need more than one set of blades? My planer only holds one set.
If they need sharpening, you can do it yourself.
Planer knife sharpening: http://www.garagewoodworks.com/jigsfixtures.htm
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Not on the Delta 12-1/2" planer -- there isn't enough metal there for even a light honing.
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Correct these blades cannot be sharpen only a very light honing with a 600 grit metal sand paper. Btw I am just back from Home Depot, the blades are priced at $41.95 CAD.


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Really?. I have done it a half dozen times on one set already.
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Perhaps we're talking about different models of planer? I used to have the 12-560; the blades were only a bit more than a half-inch wide, and when they got dull, pretty much any degree of metal removal made them too narrow to be useful.
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Thanks for taking the time to reply to this post. What happened is that I salvage good lumber (like oak, teak, and mahogany) from wooden palettes. I use a metal detector, but I never learn, and at time I go over a rusted nail with the thickness planer. The nicks on the blade could be as much as 1/64" deep. The Delta blades are two sided and I just drop them in a lock them into place. I just can resist when I see a palette made with good lumber I have to salvage some of the wood. In three years I have ruined one set of two side blades. So now I'll keep a not so good set of blade for the palette and one set for finishing work. I'll have another look at your honing fixture.


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