On 10/3/2020 5:59 PM, David Billington wrote:
> On 04/10/2020 00:42, Bob La Londe wrote:
>> We were working on a tool today using a dozen utility knife blades.
It worked, and the blades are cheap, readily available, and generally
sharp enough for the job. It would be a better tool if we could find a
similar blade that has those attributes, and is a little longer and
wider. Is there such an animal? One that while it might be more
expensive is still relatively cheap?
> Planer blades, DIY ones are small enough and available in various
sizes and materials, then recently I was helping a woodworker with a
Wadkin BAO planer thicknesser with HSS blades about 310mmx 30mmx 3mm @
Thank you. That's not a bad idea, but to thick for my application. This
is a supported push through application in a very soft rubbery material.
I found a blade called a potato chip blade that might just do the
trick. 0.75" (19mm apx) wide by 4-3/16" (106mm apx) by 0.015"
(0.381mm). The potato chip blades are a little more expensive than
utility knife blades at about 49 cents each (in small (96ct) quantities)
but still not outrageously expensive.