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CB_Cohick

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06-22-2015 03:40 PM

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I have a Freud D1080X Diablo 10-Inch 80-tooth ATB blade that has gone dull, and is probably not safe to use at this point. I don’t have any premium saw blades yet, and have not used a sharpening service. Is this Diablo blade worth sharpening? A new blade is going to run around $40. For 80 teeth, I would imagine the price of sharpening is going to run close to the cost of a new blade. What sort of price is an average from a sharpening service?

Thanks,

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.


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#1 posted 06-22-2015 03:50 PM

I would get the new blade either way. Then if you decide to have the other one sharpened you will have a spare. I’m thinking sharpening will be around $30. I take mine to the local lumber yard who has a service that picks up and drops off on Monday I think. So it takes at least a week there.

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 03:55 PM

I hadn’t considered the value of having a blade “on deck”. As long as the cost of sharpening is less than the cost of a new blade, I guess a two blade rotation makes economic sense.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 03:59 PM

You can sharpen it six times ,I pay ~$10 for the service each time but the blade has lasted 5 years so far .

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 04:01 PM

One might consider having a ripping blade as well.

Good advice having an extra blade on deck.

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 04:06 PM



One might consider having a ripping blade as well.

Good advice having an extra blade on deck.

- waho6o9

I was using the blade in question in my miter saw, no ripping. I do have rip, crosscut, and combo blades I use in my table saw. Until I get a backup for this blade, I can use my table saw crosscut blade.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 05:32 PM

If there are no sharpening services in your area, or they are too expensive, consider this (YouTube vid, 3:14).

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 07:38 PM

There are sharpening shops that use automatic machines to sharpen carbide saw blades. It doesn’t cost that much compared to the equipment that was available 50 years ago, that was labor intensive. As long as there are no teeth that need replacing, it is worth sharpening. A resharpened blade will usually perform better than when it was new.

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#8 posted 06-22-2015 07:51 PM

Place near me

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 09:53 PM

I have used and sharpened so many of the ‘X’ series blades through the years that I can’t begin to guess how many.
They’re not a bad blade for the price to begin with but they do lose an edge fast and just don’t last long. They sharpen ok, but never get that ‘like new’ feel again. I probably still have 10 of these things in my rotation, but I have found other inexpensive blades that I use more…. and usually give away when dull.

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#10 posted 06-22-2015 10:04 PM

It’s worth sharpening IMO. Look into a local sharpener for one blade….I don’t know if shipping a single blade is cost effective…or you could buy one or two more, then send multiples out for sharpening.

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