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Forum topic by SoleInvictus posted 03-25-2018 12:49 AM 737 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SoleInvictus

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03-25-2018 12:49 AM

Hey all,

I ordered and received a pair of planer blades to replace the old ones in my Makita 2030 – the old pair had been sharpened so much that they weren’t long enough to set properly!

One of the new blades has an odd, bronze colored strip where what I’m assuming is HSS is brazed onto mild steel, and a little gap (pictures below). I’m assuming I ought to send them back but, possibly, am I just being paranoid? Then again, can one be too paranoid when 2 oz of sharp steel is spinning in your direction at 9000 RPM?


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 01:01 AM

Don’t worry.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Loren

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 03:26 AM

That’s odd. If it doesn’t go all the way
through it may be there to balance the
pair.

I’m not concerned about safety but it is
an interesting feature.

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 03:36 AM

Someone asked about these a few months back, we never heard from him again.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 11:15 AM

I would not use them as it looks like a defect.

The idea that there is a gap with something whirling around and impacting a piece of wood is not my idea of safe. But, you have to decide what you consider safe.

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 11:31 AM



Someone asked about these a few months back, we never heard from him again.

- Woodknack

So much for the chain mail idea….

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 02:48 PM

Why not call and ask the people from whom you ordered the knives?

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 03:08 PM

Better safe than sorry. Does look odd. How do the other ones look?

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 03:47 PM

Defect. Do not use. Do not pass “go”. Do not collect $200.

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 03-25-2018 06:55 PM

It’ll be fine. Common sense is overrated.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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SoleInvictus

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 07:05 PM



Better safe than sorry. Does look odd. How do the other ones look?

- waho6o9

They look perfectly normal.

I’m going to err on the side of caution and send them back but wanted some other opinions. I’ve only used lunchbox planers with tiny disposable blades so I wasn’t sure if that was normal. I’m thinking not.

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 07:53 PM

I’ve seen that line on many a resharpened knife. Haven’t seen gaps though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 03-26-2018 01:10 AM

The gap is an incomplete braze, although it probably will work fine it might actually be a starting point for a seperation under stress.
Return them because everytime you use them it will be in your mind.

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