|Forum topic by woodnoobie||posted 12-10-2009 08:39 AM||783 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-10-2009 08:39 AM
Let’s say you have two similar types of saw blades, they could be rip, cross-cut, or combination. One is a decent $50 dollar blade and the other a nicer $100+ blade, this assumes that the price difference actually does give you a better blade. Both need to be sharpened, so I take them to my local sharpener.
Upon getting them back…
a) are they now somewhat equivalent blades because once sharpened they are now blades defined by the person who sharpened them or…
What I’m really asking I suppose is is it worth it to spend more on a blade that I will have for years and will always perform better? Or will a decent blade give me years of good service in the hands of a good sharpener?
I suppose this could spawn a couple other questions…
How long does it take to wear out a saw blade? Would a casual hobbiest ever wear out a blade or should I expect to need to replace them every couple years?
Are there good sharpening people and not so good? Or are they all generally able to do a good job?
Thanks in advance, and if any of my reasoning seems a little off it may be, I am a noob to woodworking.