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Blog entry by slashersaw posted 11-01-2010 01:29 AM 748 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Due to a lack of retailer options, I began making my own blades to handle the thick and rough lumber associated with framing barns, shops, decks, etc. Upon researching sawmill operations, I discovered their blades are heavy with oversized teeth to last through many sharpenings. Most of the blades you buy today for 10 and 12” saws don’t have longevity in mind. After the first sharpening you end up getting into the shoulder when you top grind the teeth.



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HallTree

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 11:23 PM

I think you have a trade that is hard to find now-days. I live in the Saint Cloud, MN area and I cannot find a place that resharpens saw blades. I think that most of us here at LumberJocks want nice smooth cuts on our projects and that is where a good quality saw blade is best to have. When that blade gets to the point that it will no longer make that nice smooth cut, we get it resharpen. If we cannot get it resharpen then those, like me that are on a fixed income, will lay it off to the side in the shop and buy a cheaper blade.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 04:02 PM

Interesting post, you should put some pics and prices on here so people can see them… I have a Forrest woodworker 2 and love it. How do your blasde compare?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HallTree

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 10:32 PM

Could you post cost of sharpening blades and cost of shipping?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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