Hey guys, im very much useless when it comes to sharpening any tool and even though experts have tried to teach me everything allways ends up duller so I dont understand why I would want to buy dull tools new. I just got the woodcraft catalog that says on the cover”weve got the edge” okay that sounds good ,but on page 83 it saws” most of our edged tools require sharpening or honing before using” and then they offer to sharpen any tools I order before shipping them at around 3bucks each. why wouldent I want to recieve any tool already as sharp as possible without extra charge. I know a lot of you guys are skilled at sharpening and always touch up any tool you get but us left handed all thumbs sharpening impaired folks cant do that and would like to get some use out of a tool before takiing it to the sharpening guy. I know I always kind of expect my razor blades to arrive sharp,and my garden tools to cut. what am I missing here is this a common practice?
-- TIM, FLORIDA