I just ran about 10 bd feet of maple through my DW735 with the new infinity blades installed.
Do my displeasure, the same nicks began to appear that I saw with my dewalt knives.
This was nice clear hard maple from a very good lumber dealer. It was in the rough, but looked clean and free from gravel/dirt which could damage the blades.
I guess this is just something I’ll have to live with.
For the most part, the knives still seem to be sharp… but the little nicks still have to be removed to get a nice surface.
What is is about this planer that makes the blades develop nicks so quickly?
Is this normal for HSS knives to start leaving small ridges after running only a dozen bd feet of hardwood lumber?
Can I hone a microbevel at a steeper angle and create a more durable edge?
I’ll continue to keep everyone informed about the long term quality of these blades vs. the dewalt. I know there are a lot of other DW735 owners out there who would love to find better blades.