Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
if you are going to process an abrasive wood such as teak,
in high volumes, then carbide would be my choice.
keep in mind that you can sharpen HSS blades MANY times
for the price of a set of carbide blades. (do the math).
I used the heck out of an old Craftsman 6" jointer during the
course of 20 years and never sharpened the blades once.
(cutting mainly 2x redwood, HDU and aluminum on occasion).
depends on you - and what you make - and what wood you use.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --