Monthly Archives: March 2020

Planer Blades to Suit Your Needs

The process of choosing new tools needs to be carried out in a way that suits you. It also helps if you can do this whilst working to a budget; which is something that Knife-Point fully understand. Their highly-reputable knife blades are always top quality and are sure to deliver satisfaction to you. As the leading Sheffield-based supplier of an impressive variety of excellent tools, you can be sure that you’re accessing top quality products when you choose to purchase from Knife-Point. That is particularly true of their fantastic planer blades, which have a number of benefits attached to them. This supplier have picked out 3:

Excellent Woodworking Planer Blades

Having the confidence to implement your tools in the most difficult situations can be highly-satisfying. For those working within the industry, excellent woodworking planer blades are the means towards obtaining the satisfaction of the customer. When you need to add that truly bespoke touch to a job, there really is nothing better than Knife-Point’s hand-honed and finished planer blades.

Offering Choice to Sheffield and the Rest of the UK

With Knife-Point, you get wide product choice no matter the blade you require. When it comes to these tools in particular though, you’d be hard pressed to find a better offering to you elsewhere in Sheffield and the UK. With blades manufactured from T1 18% Tungsten HSS – suitable for four-sided moulders and surface thicknesser machines – it’s easy to see why their popularity is continuing to grow.

Varying Size and Dimensions

No matter the size, dimension or quantity of planer blades that you’re searching for; you can be sure that Knife-Point will have them in plentiful supply. They understand the importance of providing their customers with the choice that they need and this has been a key factor towards them becoming the leading supplier in the Sheffield area and beyond.

Tightening Your New Planer Blades

When it comes to actually changing any handheld blades, it’s always worth following expert advice. Knife-Point continue to provide this to their valued customers; as your safety is their concern as well. From basics such as making sure that there’s no power coming to the tool prior to changes; through to taking care when tightening your newly-fitted blades; they’ve made sure to cover every angle in this comprehensive planer blades guide.

Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades

To find out more about what sort of products are available to you from Knife-Point why not contact them today? One of their dedicated and friendly team will be able to discuss your requirements with you and make sure that when it comes to making any purchases they’re the right ones for the job. Alternatively, why not take a look through the rest of their site. Swann Morton, Stanley knife blades, trimming knife blades and snap off blades are just a selection of the many other fantastic tools that Knife-Point continuing to offer to their customers.

I used to be a joiner

Not many people know this about me, but I started my work life doing a joinery apprenticeship. My dad was a career joiner and I began working with him when I was a teenager. It wasn’t always much fun – at that age you get all the jobs no one else wants to do like crawling in loft spaces – but the work was honest and there was plenty of job satisfaction to be had. However, one winter, in Worksop, whilst digging in frozen-solid ground for the shutters needed for the foundations of the new Bassetlaw hospital extension, I had a moment of clarity. Did I really want to spend the rest of my life doing this? No! My next full-time job was working as a bench-joiner building furniture for banks and supermarkets. Now this job I loved! Not only was it indoors, but the work was interesting, my colleagues were goof fun, and there was even more job satisfaction to be had. It’s a great feeling looking at a well-crafted piece of furniture you’ve made practically from scratch. And my life would have panned out very differently if by a twist of fate, the company lost a contract and they had to let some of the workers go – last ones in, first ones out. And that was the end of that chapter of my life. I moved to France a few weeks later and didn’t end up back in Sheffield until 7 years later.

I may not work with wood anymore, but I do still know my way around a joinery workshop. Back in the days of shop furniture we’d be using a lot of chipboard and wood-effect laminate. Why? Because it was cheap and hard-wearing. However, if you’re more interested in making something authentic and beautiful, you’d probably be looking at using solid wood instead. However, the problem is that large, solid, real-wooden boards are expensive and potentially contain weaknesses like knots. A good alternative is finger jointed panels as this provides incredibly large panels up-to 6 metres and in a range of different woods such as beech, ash, oak, maple or walnut. This allows you to not only save time but it’s also often a much cheaper alternative. And many people also like the ‘striped’ effect you get!