Deulen - 12" Jointer/planer Knife Sharpening Jig
The 12" Deulen Sharpener is the answer to putting an edge on your jointer and planer knives. The key is the two brass blade holders inset into the hardwood handle. These tracks hold the blades...
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- For Knives 6" to 15"
- Superior to professional sharpening service
- Saves time and money
- How-to video included
Jig had a minor defect that kept the two blades being sharpened from being parallel when installed. I contacted Deulen and they promptly sent me a replacement with a pre-paid return envelope. Great service.
worth the price
great for sharpening planer blades, nothing like it!
Worked well on my old Joiner Knives
I had bought a used 8" joiner (Powermatic) with a set of 3 knives that had been nicked fairly badly. I was planning on ordering new blades to use, but decided to try and salvage the blades with this new tool. It worked very well and was simple to use. I did start out with a little courser sand paper than recommended as I had to set a new edge below the nicks. I used sandpaper over flat granite. My blades are sharp and back in service. The joiner is working great. Great tool and it worked just like the video. I have not tried my planer knives, but they are next.
Product build well, but the angle...
The jig is well built and functions as advertised. The only problem for me is that my planer blades are at a different angle than the jig. I was still able to sharpen them with the jig but at a shallower angle then the manufactured blades. That said, the sharpened blades sliced through hard wood leaving a SUPER smooth surface. One note is that I sharpened beyond 400 grit (up to 2000), but I think 600 would be sufficient for the same results. Getting nicks out take s while, probably should start on a grinder if they are too deep.
What a great idea!
Sharpened my disposable knives for free It only took a few minutes. I found this video on you tube.
Used it to sharpen both my jointer and planer knifes. My planer uses knives that are not adjustable and works as good as new knives. Just follow the instructions. When I did my jointer knives I put one in and did not seat it properly so it was tapered a bit but still works fine as there was enough adjustment.
I would buy this product again
Eats sandpaper, will do 2- 3 blade sets of knives at best. Still, at [$] for sandpaper, very inexpensive.
Worked as stated
Used it to sharpen my jointer and planer knives this week. I found when I sharpened the shorter jointer knives I didn't seat one of the knives in the Jig and sharpened it at an angle. I still was able to use the knife as sharpened. My planer uses disposable blades but they work as good as new knifes. Sharpening these seven knives used up the sand paper; if your going to use it a lot it you might need to buy the PSA paper bulk.