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mailee

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I just downloaded a copy of the American manual for the Jet 60A planer and had a quick skip through it. I noticed they recommend running an oilstone over the blades to hone them..........with the machine running! :shock: I don't think I will be using this method myself. :lol:
 

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lol, if it wasn't you, I'd have said you'd made it up. Wouldn't that more likely either blunt the blade or eat the stone?
 

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Chems":1tz44rdh said:
lol, if it wasn't you, I'd have said you'd made it up. Wouldn't that more likely either blunt the blade or eat the stone?
I expect the tip is to hold the stone one the outfeed table. IIRC David Charlesworth recommends something similair in one of his books, but not with the blade running.

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mailee":18d4n488 said:
I just downloaded a copy of the American manual for the Jet 60A planer and had a quick skip through it. I noticed they recommend running an oilstone over the blades to hone them..........with the machine running! :shock: I don't think I will be using this method myself. :lol:
Not only does it sound ludicrously dangerous, but it will sharpen the blade with no relief.

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That's got me thinking - do any industrial machines have auto-sharpening systems available? The reason being that forage harvesters have auto-sharpening blade systems - with the chopping cylinder turning and engine throttled back, a ram pushes a sharpening stone across the blades. An unfilled niche if no-one else has done it yet!
 
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