I have an old "Tool Shop" brand thickness planer. Does a good job, but
the knives are getting worn bad and I'm at a stand still until they get
I was looking around hoping to find replacement blades and I found Freud
makes a set for the Ryobi AP10 planer. Looking at the manual its almost
identical to mine, however the Freud blades have holes in them and my
blades are solid HSS.
Anyone out there familiar with this planer by chance and care to comment
on if they think these blades will work?
Not familiar with T/S, but had an AP10 until it was permanently
Simplest and safest thing to do it to take the planer and blades to a
sharpening shop and have them identify and probably offer a
replacement set of blades.
You will make the trip to get the blades sharpened anyway, so kill two
birds with one stone.
I sharpen my planer blades (12") by myself. It takes about 10 minutes
unless they are badly nicked. I took a set of jointer knifes to get
sharpened once and they came back looking like the guy sharpened them on the
asphault. YOU can do a much better job at home. Give it a try. I sharpen
mine after every major project now. (See link below)
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:20:04 -0400, Garage_Woodworks wrote:
I found that link earlier searching archives. Thanks - I'm thinking of
doing the sharpening myself, but thought it would be handy to have a
backup set - and the price looked right. However looking at the
dimensions they're twice the width of mine. Thickness is good, but its
almost twice as wide as mine are currently.
Many planer blades are generic and you simply match the size to what you
need. The Ryobi AP10 does indeed need a blade with holes to be able to make
adjustments. If your blades need no such holes I suspect that these blades
Note key item is thickness as that is what the gib design will need to
ensure they are adequately held in place.
Other than that, any solid knife of the right dimensions should be fine
and the existence of an extraneous hole shouldn't be a problem.
Caution about Freud blades mail order -- I've ordered a set of backup
blades thru Amazon on at least three separate occasions and they never
arrived -- shipping dates come and go and one eventually misses one of
the 'bot missives of "do you still want these?" and the order is then
automagically canceled. Try again, same thing 'til I finally just gave
up. Mayhaps the problem is resolved; I've not tried for about a year
now, but that experience existed over a period of a couple years.
Thanks for the tip. I plugged them into google and found this site that
among other things sells custom knife sizes. A little expensive ($25 cut
fee + about $11 per knife) but at least there's hope.
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:07:16 -0700, beecrofter wrote:
1/8" thick, About 3/4 width. There's one listing for Sharpening Service
in my area, I'll give them a call tomorrow.
I suppose I should order a Planer jig for inserting the blades again
too. (I bought this used without knowing I was supposed to get some sort
of jig with it)
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:45:59 -0500, Marc Britten wrote:
After taking the knives out I found out that theirs a dip in one of them,
which is probably why I always had a bunch of sanding to do on the boards
that came out of it.
Then, to prove that I'm not as bright as I like to pretend I had been
ignoring the "Call for replacement parts" phone number on the manual.
Well they have them, for pretty cheap too. I ordered 2 pair, that way I
can swap them and sharpen/hone the previous pair.
Thanks for all the advice.
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