Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA
Need a Lesson on Jointer Knife Selection
I'd like to get a spare set of knives for my Griz 6" jointer. Its the popular G0452 model and uses 6"x5/8"x1/8" knives.
I'm assuming that jointer knives are standardized and as long as they are the above size they will work. Am I correct? Delta, Jet, Sears, etc. also use knives this size.
The other question is the steel quality. Grizzly doesn't state what kind of steel their replacement knives are made of other than HSS. The suppliers I'm looking at offer T-1 HSS which they claim is much better than the M-1 HSS that some knives are made from. Then there are carbide tipped knives, too, but they are about 2-3 times more $$.
Does anyone have experience they can offer to help me choose? I'm leaning toward the T-1 knives instead of the Griz replacements.