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Need a Lesson on Jointer Knife Selection

Hey All,

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.

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If Holbren is the source you're looking at then you can't go wrong. I would choose their knives over any mfg. OEM knives every time. As to your other question about knife size, as long as the size matches what came with the jointer then they should fit your machine.

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Dave,

No, Holbren wasn't where I was going to order from but thanks for the tip! I was going to order from Titan Knife. It turns out that both companies offer T1 HSS jointer knives. However, Holbren's knives are only 15.95 shipped, which is about $8 cheaper than the other company.

I just placed an order to Holbren. It turns out I had ordered a saw blade from them once and was already in their database.

I may try honing my original set once I get the new ones installed.

Thanks again for the tip!

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Wow, new knives from Holbren are less than half the price I paid Grizzly. Appreciate the tip.

Bill, be sure to report back once you get 'em.
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