I have a question about this. I have a Craftsman 6 1/8" jointer and I hit 2 nails with it. So there are 2 small chips in the blade close to the fence side. Can these be sharpened out or do I need new blades? Is there any technique on getting these off?
Getting the blades off? OR getting the chips out of the blades?
As far as removing the blades there are gib screws that must be removed from the wedges or backed out of the retaining plates depending on your models system. The wedges may be "stuck" in place but can be removed using a screwdriver under the open end by the pulley and a sharp rap with a hammer. Under the blades are "jack screws" for raising the blades. Resetting the blades is a whole 'nother thread'
Try shifing the blades a bit, so the chips don't line up,
A chip in the blade(s) means that small area will leave a raised line in the surface. That line may cause a wobble in the planer or when trying to assemble the work and it should be sanded out first. Shifting one or two of the blades so that none of the chips line up will solve the problem. Get a spare set of blades from www.holbren.com
at a reasonable cost. Enter a discount code: BT310 or SMC10.
When your new ones arrive, swap them out and send the old ones out for sharpening. Removing a chip will take more than a touch up honing by hand, so you might as will have them done correctly.
You may consider buying 2 new sets , the shipping will be the same and now your are good to go for a long time. I have the same old Craftsman jointer and have about 5 sets of blades, as the same ones fit my other jointers, Jet and H-F.