The jointer hand push block to my Makita P12-RA jointer/planer was
stored on the planer table and had slid underneath the planer where it
remained unnoticed. When I was jointing I suddenly heard a very
worrisome sound: the aluminum handle to the hand block made contact with
a carbide planer blade ruining on of the carbide blades.
Anyone have an opinion as to whether the blade can be repaired? Or
recommend a place that does repair work for carbide blades?
The P12-RA has two blades and I think the replacements are sold only in
pairs. The pair of Hitachi carbide blades for the P12-RA cost over $300
if I recall correctly. <whimper>
I've posted pictures of the damaged blade on
alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking (a.b.p.w) under the subject "Chipped
Planer Blade beyond repair?"