Picked up my newly sharpened 15” x 3 knives at the local saw shop ” Apex Saw ” here in Reno/Sparks, NV. They had bouts of rust on them when they were dropped off, now.. magically gone! Some clean up still required (looks like molasses).
They have done my Rockwell jointer 6” x 3 knives prior. This time, I asked them how they sharpen knives and blades. And he showed me something I did not suspect. I was thinking, some old guy in the back room with some candles here and there besides a stone foot pedal grinding wheel. I was wrong.
They use 2 machines. A MVM for smaller delicate knives and a Reform for larger (think Zamoboni knives).
The MVN is a $70,000 machine. I feel guilty when they sharpen my knives for $7 each :)
While there, I took a look at their floor model of the Jet-15DX. I noticed, I have my serrated infeed roller on backwards, so good thing I looked :) (would of found out eventually, but still)
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