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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 10-12-2009 05:23 AM 3048 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChunkyC

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10-12-2009 05:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blade tablesaw

Where to do y’all get your blades sharpened? I don’t have any place local that sharpens but there is a place that will send it off to be sharpened. I tried this once and about fell over at the price. I hit a nail in a 2×4 last week with my cir. saw and then proceeded to attempt to cut my clamp in two. Needless to say, it ain’t so sharp no more. I seen where someone was using Rigid Carbide out of NJ and another mentioned Forest. I would also like to send my dado in (wish list) to be resharpened to a flat bottom cut.

Thanks—

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135


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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 05:35 AM

The only circular saw blades that I resharpen are the ones for my Festool. All of the others are disposable in my opinion.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 06:32 AM

I had a local guy in NJ sharpen mine and I loved the cut.

My table saw blades ar 16” and cost about 300.00 to buy new so I get them sharpened. I have about 4 different designed blades that I get sharpened.

I’m currently taking them to a local sharpener about 25 miles from my home.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Rob Drown

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 06:42 AM

These are molding mills around here so there are several carbide sharpening shops locally. Forrest offers sharpening services so does our local Woodcraft.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 09:22 AM

Highland Woodworking, in Atlanta, offers mail-in sharpening service. Haven’t personally used them but their advertised prices look reasonable.

JimC

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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hootr

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#5 posted 10-12-2009 12:58 PM

i use a local guy so it’s drop off, but he’s reasonable and dependable
i’ll pm you his phone # if you want to quiz him on mail in service

-- Ron, Missouri

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knotscott

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 01:07 PM

Ridge Carbide and Forrest both have excellent reputations in the NE. If I lived closer to the SW, or had 2 or more to send, I’d ship them to Scott Whiting in AZ.

I tried a local service once with my Forrest blade….it cut well but they sure took a lot of carbide off.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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BTKS

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 05:35 PM

ChunkyC,
I don’t know what part of Iowa your out of but mail service wouldn’t matter. I use America Grinding & Sales, LLC in Kansas City, MO. Rusty Lloyd is the owner operator and has very reasonable prices. I have not had any sharpening done in about a year so I don’t know if prices have changed. Roughly, up to 40 teeth it’s $1 per inch diameter, so much a tooth above that. Sharpening bills over a certain $ were free return shipping. All my blades were returned dipped in protective coating for the teeth. Jointer blades were only a few dollars. Hope this helps.
Oh, he sells new from about everybody out there too. 6in Jointer blades were going to cost 80.00 retail, found on-line for 49, got harder blades from America for 24.00. Just an idea of how good this place is. Rusty knows his HSS and Carbide.
Contact for them, 1-800-304-6844 or www.americagrinding-sales.com
I hate to sound like a salesman but I couldn’t be happier with them.

I agree with above comment, Circular Saw blades are generally disposable. I keep a few beat up ones around for demo work or cuts I’m pretty sure may have debris in them. Wear lots of safety gear and the same time. Any questions, I don’t mind PM’s. May take awhile to answer.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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ChunkyC

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 07:14 PM

As for sharping cir saw blades. I totally agree, they are just about disposable. However, I like to send them in to be resharpened to check out new sharping service places. I would rather send in a cir saw blade and not be happy with it than to send in a $100 + t/s blade and have it mangled. Think of it as a litmus test of sorts, try them out on stuff that’s fairly inexpensive.

I think my only viable option is to send it out for sharping. You never know, maybe someone around here knows a guy that knows a guy that …

Thanks guys. I’ll be checking out these links!

cc

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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hootr

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 07:19 PM

test drive with a cheap blade!!
wow, sharp idea (groan) sorry
it is a great idea

-- Ron, Missouri

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 10-12-2009 07:20 PM

Check with the local cabinet shop and see were they send theirs.

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thecraftsman

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#11 posted 10-13-2009 01:53 AM

I have my own cabinet shop and went the rounds on the sharpening circuit. They either took to long to sharpen the blades or the blades were done very poorly.
I went out and spent the money on sharpening equipment and now do several other peoples blades besides my own.
My sharpening equipment consist of tools for circular saw and jointer carbide and steel blades, HSS planer and joiner knives, plus others.
To have a good result, all carbides are sharpened with a diamond sharpening wheel and the edge last a long time and gives a great cut.

-- Eric, Illinois, www.wooddesignsbyeric.com

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John Fultz

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#12 posted 04-04-2010 04:34 PM

Give Us a Look

http://www.expresssharpen.com

-- John, Northern IL., http://www.expresssharpen.com

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