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Planer Blade Sharpening / Re: Sharpening Dewalt 735 Planer Blades
« on: June 15, 2019, 02:05:47 am »
Thanks for the advice.  We will give that a go.  Sounds like you know what you're taking  about.

Planer Blade Sharpening / Re: Sharpening Dewalt 735 Planer Blades
« on: May 22, 2019, 02:31:27 pm »
Hi Ken:

Thanks for the advice. 

My husband and I just got the woodworking bug last November.  We've spent a small fortune on tools, but a long ways from having them all.   We don't have much in hand tools at the moment.  Part of our problem is lack of knowledge.  We don't want to purchase junk, but don't have a flowing bank account either.

We picked up a nice looking Stanley Bailey plane at an auction.  It's an older one, but looks like it's in good condition.  I think it's a #4 smoothing plane.  Now that we have the Tormek, we're going to try sharpening it.

We do only take small bits at a time with our dewalt planer.  Kind of scared to take any more. 

Any advice is extremely helpful.   We have lots to learn.   Spend most evenings watching youtube on the subject.

Planer Blade Sharpening / Re: Sharpening Dewalt 735 Planer Blades
« on: May 19, 2019, 02:10:55 pm »
Hi Ken & Rick:

Thanks for replying to my po

Honestly it was wishful thinking to be able to sharpen the Dewalt planer blades.  We had a feeling they would be throw aways.  We might take and old set and give it a go for the heck of it like Rick is going to do. 

Trust me, we will be practicing on some old stuff to get past the learning curve.  These guys on youtube make it all look so easy, but I'm sure it's going to take practice to get the hang of the Tormek.

A fellow at a Tegs store here in Canada told us that you could offset a nicked blade and apparently the blade closet to it will correct the nick to get more life out of the planer blade.  Not really sure if I understand how that is possible, but he says it is.

When the blades are good we love the Dewalt Planer.  Only wish the blades lasted longer :)

WoodCrazyLady (Michele)

Planer Blade Sharpening / Sharpening Dewalt 735 Planer Blades
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:51:35 pm »

I'm new to the community and a new Tormek T-8 owner with my first of many questions.

We ordered the Tormek jig to sharpen planer blades. 

Hoping to be able to successfully sharpen the blades on our Dewalt 735 Planer.  We love this planer, but go through blades fast and they are pricey to replace.

Has anybody in the community had success sharpening these blades?  if so, was it relatively easy or is there a learning curve?   These blades are so thin that I'm wondering if they can have a secondary bevel put on them?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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