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Hi all! Quick question, I just picked up a old sears craftsman jointer locally and I want to pick up a set of knives. When I went on Sears parts .com I got no response but the previous owner said that the knives were fairly interchangeable. It is a craftsman 6-1/8" 3 knife jointer, cast iron throughout, if I had to guess maybe 30yrs old. Any thoughts on the knives? When I look at them on amazon they all look the same to me. Thanks Kevin
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I'm sure someone here can provide you with a link to a place where you can order the right knives for you jointer. I had a 6" jointer once that I put solid carbide blades in. I had in my production shop for twenty years and it never needed sharpening.

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I get mine here

http://www.holbren.com/jointer-planer-knives/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Pretty much jointer knives are jointer knives. It can be most any brand. The main thing is if you have the model jointer that doesn't have an adjustable rear table you need to be very meticulous in installing them accurate. Just take your time and be patient.
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Hi all! Quick question, I just picked up a old sears craftsman jointer locally and I want to pick up a set of knives. When I went on Sears parts .com I got no response but the previous owner said that the knives were fairly interchangeable. It is a craftsman 6-1/8" 3 knife jointer, cast iron throughout, if I had to guess maybe 30yrs old. Any thoughts on the knives? When I look at them on amazon they all look the same to me. Thanks Kevin
i had one of those jointer and change the knives , and it took me hrs and never got it right, i wouldn't own another one . i sold it or gave it away never again, you may be lucker than me, but with out a end feed table that adjust's you got to be right on. i don't own any sear's product's , i don't like them , maybe you can sharpen them in where they are, they make a item that hold's stones or what i have done in my jointer now is use 600 grit with wood backing and go back and forth a few time's and that works , be careful they cut skin even when dull good luck
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Your going to need one of those Magna sets. They use magnets to hold the blades level with the bed. Your going to have to be accurate in every step of the process. Even the way you tighten the screws.

Also, when you remove the old knives. Clean the head and all around the knives. This will aid in getting the new ones in correctly. Get on the net and watch how it's done.

Al

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