sharpening Delta 37-190 6" jointer blades

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05-25-2020 07:56 PM

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It’s time to get the blades in my Delta 37-190 6: jointer sharp. Are the sharpening jigs worth the time/effort to get the sharpness quality needed or should I save time and buy a new set of blades? What about a jig to set them?

I’d like to get a helical head for it but can’t justify the price.

It’s time or money.


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#1 posted 05-25-2020 09:27 PM

If like most 6” jointers they use the 6” x 1/8” x 5/8” you can get a set of 3 for <20>s a deal to do that. Buy a set or 2 extra, and after a while you even get quick reinstalling knives. But then there is a reason that Byrd and all the other segmented head cutters are being sold like hot cakes at the church breakfast.

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#2 posted 05-25-2020 10:27 PM

Buy a extra set then send the one you have out to a local saw service. They will do a much better job then a home made jig.
Homemade jigs are ok but they lack the precision to create a super straight sharp edge. Sharp to cut with and a straight edge makes it easier to set them.
When buy new look for M2 hss. T1 is even better but harder to find.
If it doesn’t say what type of hss your probably gonna get what you pay for. :(
Don’t worry your not missing anything with the bryd head.
Good Luck

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#3 posted 05-26-2020 05:25 AM

You can be assured that I will not give you cheap advice.

A lot will depend on your sharpenning regime and future intentions, combined with your back account.

I have a Tormek that has a great plane/jointer blade jig attachment. If you like repeatability and generally continual sharp tools throughout the workshop, the Tormek is a hefty investment (exacerbated by their extensive range of jigs) but it will eventually pay for itself if you can shoulder the initial outlay… just don’t sharpen other peoples’ tools for free till you break even… then be the nice guy!

If you are financially constrained, please unread the above.

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#4 posted 05-26-2020 12:16 PM

Thanks for the replies. I’ll order several sets of blades and an alignment jig, What jig should I get?

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#5 posted 05-26-2020 12:52 PM

Sawmill Creek Board had a discussion that global tool blades were good. The web site says the metric blades fit the jointer:
SKU: PKH-14803
Steel Grade – HSS
Length – 6”
Width – 16.5mm
Thickness – 2.7mm
Set of 3 Blades
Fits – 6” Delta 37-195, Delta 37-275X, 37-190
Brand – Global

Woodworking hss blade set for wood thickness planers.

Should I get these or the imperial size blades 6×1/8×5/8? Global tool has both. THe metric size has 37-190 mentioned specifically.

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