Now I'm not sure if I should try to have them ground down to new metal or b uy new knives. I've poked around a little-- I don't see them on the web aft er 15 minutes looking, but they might be harder to find than that. Supposed ly, Grainger has parts for these machines.
The divot in the knives is 1-1/4 inch from the motor end and nearly 1/8" wi de. It looks pretty shallow, but I just ran a piece through there and it le aves a nasty hump in the workpiece.
Any ideas? Is there a standard 6-1/8" blade I can use that works as well or better than the originals?
Also the bed has rusty streaks going the long way. How best to clean that u p? I'd like to put a little paste wax on the bed and fence because there's a lot of friction moving the work through there. The streaks don't go all t he way from end-to-end, but maybe 1/3 to 2/3 the length of the bed centered on the drum.
How does one clean something like that up?