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    I have a Metabo 236 Planer Thicknesser 10", I am annoyed because I have only had it 6 months and one of the blades is badly nicked resulting in raised lines running vertically along the timber. Does anyone know how this could have happened apart from the obvious obstructions in the wood like nails e.c.t

    It makes it more annoying becauseI have been so carefull in feeding the wood through and every time I have used the machine I have cleaned it and made sure there are no obstructions anywhere. The blades are reversable and the dissposable type. I did not expect to have to change the blades so soon, and was actually dreading it as I have read the manual and seems a difficult task.

    Has anyone experiensed this problem.

    Harry UK.

    In the US I believe my machine is called a jointer(planer) Planer (thicknesser)
    very confusing eh!

  • #2
    Harry, The same thing happened to me the second time I used mine. Even a single grain of sand will do it. I use alot of found and wild wood and often find embedded. deep in the piece. For me it's not too big a deal and jus sand them out. You may want to pick up a honing stone. You can get them that don't require blade removal. Rob
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    • #3
      I have the Dewalt 735 and I ran some aromatic cedar through it with some rather large knots. I new better but got my blade dings and subsequent ridges. I just shift the board over a little and run it through again. That takes care of the ridges. The Dewalt blades are pinned and self aligning.
      Rolf
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      • #4
        Rob, this honing stone, doe's it require some form of honing guide, to sharpen at the correct angle.

        Harry.

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        • #5
          I have a wire brush hanging beside my planer and I run it over any ruff saw boards before planing. It seems to work well and I haven't noticed new nicks since I've used it. (I also have a Dewalt 735)

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          • #6
            I use this to sharpen my planer blades, works great. Somewhat of an investment as $40, but the diamond lasts forever, and when you consider the cost of new ones, and the hassle of changing them, its well worth it.



            Woodworker.com: HONE:MATE™ HONE JOINTER KNIVES WITHOUT REMOVING THEM

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            • #7
              Rolf..... Be careful. I plane a lot of red cedar with my 735 and when a knot lets loose it can damage the chip discharge fan housing. I have destroyed two in the first year, using it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Harry View Post
                Rob, this honing stone, doe's it require some form of honing guide, to sharpen at the correct angle.

                Harry.
                Xray is showing just what I was talking about.
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                • #9
                  Thanks all for the info, the Hone- Mate seems to be a good tool, as I mentioned the blades on my machine are the disposable type and not meant to be resharpened, I don,t know really.

                  I will get in touch with the supplyers and see if they will ship to the UK.

                  Thanks again everybody.

                  Harry.

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                  • #10
                    I have the Dewalt planer and like Rolf said, I believe I got a couple nicks in the blades from knots in the wood. I would have never thought that a knot could do that. In regards to the raised lines, I use 60 grit sandpaper on a radom orbit sander and they come right out.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Jim for the heads up. I never considered that.
                      Rolf
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                      • #12
                        Another way to get rid of the "raised lines" is to use a cabinet scraper. This method doesn't take any wood other than the ridge and leaves no sanding marks.
                        Dave
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