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20" Planer Blades, 8" Jointer blades. Jeff?
« on: January 16, 2005, 05:13:52 pm »
Ok... So its getting time to sharpen the jointer blades on my 8" jointer.  I see the pain that people are going through here with a smaller 6", and it makes me worry about my 8".

Along that vein, my 20" planer ain't gonna last forever w/o a sharpening.  Its a Griz, w/ 4 blades on the cutter head...

Can the Tormek allow me to (easily) do 8" jointer blades?  What about 20" planer blades?

Jeff?  I didn't receive much for replies in the yahoo group...  Any advice for me?

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Re:20" Planer Blades, 8" Jointer blades. Jeff?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 05:09:43 am »
Best advise is the read the book.  Then read it again.

The only trick with the SVH-320 is to carefully establish your "zero-point" and then drop the support beam from there.  I usually do it about a half turn of the adjustment knobs until I have the blade sharp.  Do the worst blade first, then you are pre-set for the second, third, and fourth blade.
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Re:20" Planer Blades, 8" Jointer blades. Jeff?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005, 09:39:03 pm »
Jeff,

Any chance that Tormek will come out with a planer blade attachment for larger than 12" blades.  I have the one for the 12" but have ordered a 15" planer and want to continue sharpening my own blades.  Or maybe a tutorial on how to reset the blade in the jig to accomadate the longer blades.  Looking forward to your response.

Thanks
Mike