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after honing my blades myself, with 6 grit levels taped to a sheet of glass. i will not go back to buying or sending out again. it is honestly not that hard, and better results than grinding. just my opinion

the trick is in the wood jig. mine is a block of wood similar to the one shown, but mine holds two blades at the same time, and has one part that screws into the block to hold the 2 blades at the correct angle cut into the first block. you go through the grit progression and you're done. takes longer to set them back in the cutterhead.
 

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I also made a wood jig to hold my planer knives. Mine holds 1 knife.
Works fine, using different grit paper.
If I was going to buy new knives, I would buy hi grade steel ones. 3-12" ones run about $70.
Pay less, and get less quality knives, and need to sharpen more often.
The cost of quality knives was the reason I decided to sharpen my own, when I found out they were high quality OEM knives.(40+ years old)
 
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