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Blog entry by Canexican posted 01-17-2009 12:08 AM 1120 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hoping that someone could steer me in the right direction to a great online blade sharpening company. The local people that I used to use has closed. I live in Northwest New Mexico, so I would like to ship them somewhere close to save on costs.

Thanks, Grant

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-17-2009 12:52 AM

I use Forrest Manufacturing to sharpen all of my blades. For a 10” 80 tooth blade it will run you $27.50 plus shipping.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GMoney

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#2 posted 01-17-2009 01:05 AM

Forrest is a great choice in blades and sharpening services.

-- Greg, CT

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GMoney

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#3 posted 01-17-2009 01:07 AM

Chop Wood – Carry Water…Before and after.

-- Greg, CT

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FlWoodRat

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#4 posted 01-17-2009 01:08 AM

As far as I’m concerned, you can’t beat the folks at Forrest Blades. I’ve used them for a few years and always received great service.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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mrtrim

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#5 posted 01-17-2009 01:29 AM

just to offer an alternative you might try checking with this lumber jock

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/FEDSAWDAVE

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 01-17-2009 03:56 AM

barry i stopped in and met dave last week turns out his store is about 2 miles from my house . great visit .
ill probably do a blog soon with some pics of his old tool collection and such . great guy .

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 01-17-2009 04:55 AM

I sent my WW2 back to Forrest for it’s 1st resharpening. When I got it back, while I was removing the protective coating, the teeth were so sharp I barely nicked my finger on the edge of the teeth. I didn’t give it another thought, as I am routinely nicked by sharp chisels etc. I noticed a red streak on the blade as I was installing it on my saw. I was bleeding profusely!! My saw looked like a CSI scene!! I’ll always use Forrest Mfg. for my resharpening!! They do a superior job. Better than our local sharpening service here in Houston.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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SUPERDOG683

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#8 posted 11-06-2009 09:33 PM

inbetween sharpenings you can use oven cleaner
to clean the pitch off the blades. good carbide blades
dont need sharpen very often usually its the buildup
tip dont leave the cleaner on longer than necessary it will
eat the carbide. just wash with warm water dry and wipe with
light oil.
also can us diamond file and touch up the teeth your self
most dont want bother but i have used the same 6 blades
for close to 2 yrs.

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SUPERDOG683

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#9 posted 11-06-2009 09:42 PM

ps. another thought
look for k20 carbide when you buy future blades.
there are many many grades of carbide so i figure
that k20 is just another and its all advertizing but
i am making my own window and door trim
did about 5oo feet with the same router bit
red oak and its still sharp.

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