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Forum topic by eddy posted 05-14-2012 05:10 PM 7730 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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eddy

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05-14-2012 05:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer blade

i just saw this add and was woundering if anyone here has more info on them or has use them?
i go thru a lot of blades for my planer (1 set a year) or at least i think i do maybee that is a normal amout.
just woundering if these would be a good investment

http://www.infinitytools.com/HSS-Knives-For-DeWalt-734-Planer/productinfo/HSSK-039/

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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 05:29 PM

I have the 733 with HSS knives. I sharpen (in my shop) when needed, have a spare set, and feel that I’m bucks ahead doin’ it this way.
Bill

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 05:39 PM

Wow, a set a year, even using both sides? That’s more than I do and I thought I planed a lot of wood. Don’t know anything about these blades as I haven’t replaced mine yet (on my third year) but with your usage anything that helps would be good.

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 01:53 AM

I go through about the same amount of blades about a set a year. I think I’m going to try those blades out the Dewalt blades are ok but they dull way too quickly (which you know) so if you do get them and could send me a message when you see how they perform I’d greatly appreciate it.

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 03:15 AM

Talk about timing!! I just ordered a set of carbide knives for my 735. I’ve gone thru two sets in the three years I’ve had my 735, and this set is almost ready for replacement. Hoping that the carbide lives up to it’s reputation.

Amazon has them for $149 plus shipping.

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 03:49 AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIGH-SPEED-STEEL-PLANER-KNIVES-DEWALT-DW734-DOUBLE-EDGE-/140738279603?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20c4a7b8b3

Also , give Oella Saw and Tool a call. I’ve had excellent results with the Titan jointer knives from them.
T-1 high grade metal : )

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eddy

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 02:40 PM

this morning i proved to myself again that a little bit of information is a dangerous thing!
i was looking up what the factory planer blades are made of and they (dewalt) saw they are M2 laminated tool steel .so i look up m2 steel and it is high speed steel ? so is a laminated blade just have a edge of hss on it?

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 08:04 PM

M-2 is lower quality steel than the T-1 that is supplied in my link above.

”The blades are factory precision made from high-quality T1 high speed steel. T1 material contains 18% tungsten, which gives the blades a much longer edge life than the more common D2 or M2 steels. Most users report up to 4 times the run times in some applications. ”

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#8 posted 02-06-2021 02:16 PM



this morning i proved to myself again that a little bit of information is a dangerous thing!
i was looking up what the factory planer blades are made of and they (dewalt) saw they are M2 laminated tool steel .so i look up m2 steel and it is high speed steel ? so is a laminated blade just have a edge of hss on it?

- eddy

i with also need dewalt 734 planer blades, and find M2 laminated tool steel
https://www.foxbc.com/collections/dewalt/products/12-5-inch-replacement-knives-for-dewalt-dw734
$26.99/set
i will test and reviews

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crazyeyes

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#9 posted 12-01-2021 06:41 PM

1st post, love the forum. I’ve got to be doing something wrong because I went through close to a dozen blade sets on my 734. Now they were Hardwoods from walnut, maple, as well as Wenge, blood, rose, and good ol dulling Ipe. I have successfully sharpened some old blades but it’s really not worth it to my time. I’m really considering trying out another blade manufacturer like the HSS blades but haven’t heard anything about them being worth the extra $. I’m thinking about the carbide tip blades but still haven’t read or talked to anyone saying it’s worth the extra $. So I’m now thinking about getting one of the spiral heads for my 734 and call it a day.

On another note “my opinion of course” , I’ve only owned/used dewalt 734 & 735. I loved the 735 and it’s extra adjustments but it was a lot more sensitive. The 734 would eat wood like a starving dog without a hiccup when the 735 had to be set up right and don’t try taking to much off at 1 time it will produce a finer board then 734. My opinion I like the 734 more just over it’s toughness of eating wood. When you have 3000bf of 9” walnut w/wenge inlay and making trim out of blood wood etc, my 734 will being used.
Just my 2 cents, once again love the forum and seeing all the jaw dropping pieces made from good ol wood.

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#10 posted 12-01-2021 06:54 PM

You guys have resurrected a thread from 2012. Nothing stops you from posting on old threads so don’t take it wrong. :)
If you haven’t been sharpening your dewalt blades or to be more accurate honing them for more service check this out.
The bevel angle is 45 degrees and the cheap diamond hone is a smith.
Cut the slots so blades get equal treatment.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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