I'm considering a new Jet JJ-6CS jointer. The machine looks like a
real value. I'm a little concerned, though, that the knives seem to be
proprietary. I can't find one other manufacturer (Frued, for instance)
making knives in that size. Knives in this size catagory from Freud
and others cost 30 dollars a set or less. Jet knives cost 60 to 70
dollars a set. I see some complaints about their durability although
those complainers seem to still like the machine well enough. Any
On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:13:36 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If that jointer has straight knives, EVERYONE makes replacements,
probably including a sharpening shop near you.
With straight knives, you simply select them by size (ex: 1-1/4" x 6"
x 1/8") vs. replacements for a specific machine. Jointers are very
low tech machines.
I won one of those jointers and I'm happy with it. It takes
6-1/16" X 5/8" x 1/8" knives and there are many sources for it.
Were you pricing carbide knives? $60-70 is about right for carbide.
Here's a carbide set that will fit too even tho it's 1/16" short:
HSS knife sets are readily avail for under $30 a set from many
vendors. They are not as durable as carbide but you can sharpen
Here's one source:
Global no longer shows this size on their web site. I didn't call them
though. I'll check with them.
Yeah, I wasn't looking at carbide - it's just that wherever I priced
Jet knives (including with my rather astonished dealer) they were
between 60 and 70 bucks a set - HSS.
If I can get knives for what you say ( and it looks like I can from
what you guys are showing me) I won't worry about it anymore.
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