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11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Sharp little suckersSep 14, 2007
Check your blades. This goes for all brands of planers. The dullness factor creeps in ever so slowly and you may not be aware that your blades are too dull. I felt the old blades and they seemed sharp, but the normally fairly quiet Makita seemed too loud and the boards were not sliding smoothly through.
The new blades were obviously much sharper and things went back to normal once installed. The Amazon price was the lowest I saw and they arrived quickly, although strangely packed in a big torn-up box.
So, don't be cheap. Be proactive and replace those blades. You spent a lot of money on the machine, so keep it working well. Same goes for bandsaw blades (same basic experience), saw blades, etc. It is an expensive hobby for some and a business expense that can't be circumvented for others.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Makita planer bladesOct 30, 2007
By Kenneth W. Robbins
I'm not rating the replacement blades I bought, I'm rating the originals. I bought replacements because I figured I'd need them soon. I was wrong. The originals just keep going and going. I'm impressed! The replacements, which are Makita brand are exactly the same as the originals.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Long-lasting x 2Apr 03, 2011
Double-sided blade, very easy to install and last 4-6 months each side. First 3-4 months, it produces polished-like planning. I use Makita planer 2-3 times a week, sort of 40-50 bf/week.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
good lifeMar 14, 2007
By H. Chandler
I've used these blades for kiln dried oak, walnut, cherry and some poplar and pine. None of these present real challenges in terms of wear on the blade or tear out in the wood, but the blades last a long time and give an excellent finish for me.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Makita Planer Blade experienceJan 28, 2012
By John Z
I'm just finishing a wine rack using recycled old growth redwood from a bridge trestle. I had the redwood milled into 2x lumber and then I cut it into 1 5/8 x 7/8, 3/4 x 3/4, etc. pieces in my shop. Finally, I used my Makita planer to get to 1 1/2 x 3/4, 11/16 x 11/16, etc. final sizes. The planing process made a perfect finish.
Tip: don't use a shop tape to measure; use calipers. With the Makita planer you can shave the stock less than a hundreth of an inch without leaving chop marks. Also, calipers enable resizing to replace broken pieces or make additional stock. EXACT reproducing is needed for consistency to pry the rack sections out of the template after gluing and pin nailing. I use dial calipers graduated in hundreths for all my wine rack and face frame finish planing (and tape measure/Powermatic for rough planing).
The wine rack project needed about 3,000 pieces, each planed on four sides. With new blades, the redwood shined like glass. After a couple thousand passes (four to five pieces at a time), things got a little dull and I also got some tearing, depending on the grain. Reversing the blades to the sharp side fixed that. One other thing I noticed is I could pass wood through the planer's right side and get .6875 (11/16") and pass another piece on the left side and still get .6875". The machine is perfectly parallel from side to side. BTW, before the wine rack I did an oak cabinet job. So I really got my money's worth from the set of blades.
I believe you can get the blades sharpened using an on-line supplier, but would only do this ONCE per set, as the metal would get too thin to be stable after that.
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