Can I replace 2.5-mm/40-degree knives with 3-mm/45-degree ones?


I posted yesterday about my Inca 410 dilema (only one pair of knives and no new ones available from the manufacturer). I took the knives out today and was able to measure the slots using various items as make-shift feeler gauges. I have just enough room to insert a 3-mm knife (slot seems to accomodate about 3.08-mm).
If the original knife was 3/32 or about 2.5-mm, is it okay to use a 3-mm instead? I can't imagine why not but perhaps I'm missing something. I should have to problem tightening the bolts in the head.
Also, I notice that most of the planer knives sold come with a 45-degree bevel, whereas mine are more like 40-degrees. What kind of results can I expect by changing the bevel? I purchased my Inca used and I'm not sure if they originally came w/ a 40-degree bevel or if it was changed at some point.
Finally, I have found a place on Amazon selling 1M long, 3-mm x 1" knives for $65, plus $1.50 per cut. This would give me four knives. Razor Tools has a three-knife set that are 12.25" long and $36.80 on sale (but would require cutting--and the web page seems to indicate they don't have any stock of any planer knives due to supply issues). Two sets of three would give me three sets of two for my Inca. Global doesn't seem to offer 3mm thick x 1" stock, but I will call them in the morning to make certain it isn't an oversight. There is even someone on Ebay selling 3-mm knives. I want quality, and I recognize the Amana name. So I'm tempted to go that route. Any other places I should check?
Thanks! Phil
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Do a google search for Eagle tools down in southern CA, they can get you OEM knives from stock.
Alan
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Unless something has recently changed, I don't think they can. I have spoken with and E-Mailed them. They didn't have any more blades, but were going to have some made. I had some other parts I needed, but they didn't get back to me. I've kinda given up on Eagle.
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