I did not want to post this with the Dewalt blades.
Here In Canada the average retail cost of a set for a 12½" 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.
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
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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
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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