Delta 12 1/2" Planer

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Blog entry by WebErika posted 03-22-2014 03:43 PM 1872 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the planer I’m trying to get going again. Local stores don’t carry the blades but I’m too green to know if I have to have the blades that come with this or if there’s aftermarket blades that will work.

Anyone familiar with this model that has advice?


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#1 posted 03-22-2014 04:17 PM

I’m not sure Erika. I have the delta 13”. You might get more response posting this on the forum section tho

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 04:18 PM

Home Depot and/or Lowes. But you can get them from Amazon for about $30.00, good luck, welcome aboard

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 04:55 PM

You’re right! Should have posted to the forum … I may if I can’t find them.
Home Depot did not have them. I’ll just have to look online. Any favorite online stores?

And thanks for the welcome :)

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 05:03 PM

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 07:55 PM

On the advice of some of the other LJs, I get all my knives from Holbren now. They’re much better than the factory replacements. Sharper and last way longer. Definitely worth the little bit extra they cost. If you’d rather save a little money for now, the Porter-Cable knives sold in Lowes are a direct replacement for yours.

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 12:56 AM

Just a reminder. The factory blades are sharp on both sides so when the first side gets dull just turn them around for the new ones. Handle carefully as these blades are like razors. I use a magnetic tool to pick them up and put them back. Works great and much safer.

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 03:38 AM

I just purchased a set from Amazon not Delta brand but an after market blade. Look on Amazon. I believe they are call Powertec blades .

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 11:26 AM

+1 for Amazon. That’s where I got my delta blades.

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#9 posted 03-23-2014 04:58 PM

OldWrangler: One of the reasons I was so bummed when we finally got that bolt out and found the blade snapped in half is because the other side of the blade was in perfect razor sharp condition. I had hoped on just flipping it over. :(

We’re going to take a quick look for the Porter Cable blades, and if no love today, then I’ll order a set from Amazon or Holbren as suggested from y’all.

Thanks so much!!

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#10 posted 03-25-2014 03:43 AM

When you have to have the blades sharpen find a GOOD shop that will just dress the edge. Most places will grind them and very soon you will have to replace them. I have an old 12” Ryobi planer for over 20 years that came with two sets of blades. I just had to finally replace a set. I run a lot of oak, walnut and other hardwood through it. Check your wood for nails, and dirt. Make light cuts instead of taking all off in one pass.

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 12:11 PM

I have the same planer and recently replaced my blades off of amazon…..

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#12 posted 04-03-2014 05:52 PM


If you need to find a replacement part you can try this website. I have had good luck and good service from them.


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