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Blog entry by WoodArtbyJR posted 07-07-2011 06:11 PM 2690 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I have stated in previous blogs, I lost my blade sharpening guy at the begining of this year (another causuality of the ecomomy). Fellow LJ MrEdd told me about a place that he takes his blades. A world wide company named Leitz Tooling. They have a delevery route that is close to my home so I meet the salesperson and take advantage of their service. Prices are good ($15 for a 10” 40 tooth carbide blade sharpening). Haven’t tried the blades yet since I got them back but how can you screw that up?

My question is, right now they have a special going on for their saw blades @ 50% off. Anyone have any experience with their product? I can get a 10” 24 tooth (carbide) rip blade for $33 (which I need). They also have an 80 tooth finish blade for around $45.

Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

Thanks

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington



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Dusty56

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 08:57 PM

http://www.leitztooling.com/sawblades.htm
No personal experience with them , but they seem to have been around for quite a while and it appears that quality is their goal : )
Thanks for the sharpening service tip and introducing another option in the saw blade world : )

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 11:21 PM

I am sure you will get good service but we have a fellow locally that could screw up the inner working of an anvil. He grinds all the angles the same regardless of what you bring him. sometimes you have a blade for something special and you want it to remain that way. Not him.

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 04:15 PM

I have three of their blades and would stack them up against any other blade I have used. You can’t go wrong at half price!!!!

-- Ed, Artistry in Wood

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WoodArtbyJR

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#4 posted 07-13-2011 03:21 PM

I used the fine cross cut yesterday and it cut thru my 1 1/2” end grain cutting board like a hot knife thru butter. Guess that answers my question if they can sharpen a blade without screwing it up. Thanks Ed for the tip to use them. In fact, I meet up with their rep today to pick up the new rip blade that is on sale.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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