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Forum topic by Eric posted 04-07-2016 01:37 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric

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04-07-2016 01:37 AM

Do you send out “mail order” or have a local shop to sharpen? What’s a telltale sign of a shop that understands TS blades? I inherited some nice blades when I purchased a used saw and I’d like to keep these blades nice and not take a chance on an unknown shop.
Thanks

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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 04-07-2016 01:44 AM

I’d reccomend finding someone who has the right equipment to do it. A professional service. Ask around. I know the local woodcraft offers that service here, and there was a good macine shop I used to take my saw and planer blades to that were top notch.

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 01:50 AM

Not long after moving to my current area, I happened to drive past a house that said “Miller’s Sharpening Service”, written on a gigantic circular saw blade. Pretty much solved the problem for me. But I know a lot of guys send them out for sharpening because it’s super easy.

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 02:17 AM

Our local.Handicraft has a guy come by every Wednesday (I think). Drop it off pick it up the next Wednesday.

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 02:50 AM

Eric,

I sent my Woodworker II radial and table saw combination blades to Forrest Manufacturing for sharpening. My reasoning was that a manufacturer of quality blades that also sharpens would do a good job.

I received a call for Forrest within a few days of shipping the blades. I was advised that both blades required some repair before sharpening. I was disappointed the hear repairs were need, but since the blades had never been sharpened in their 15 year life and I cut some tough man-made materials and maybe even a staple or two, I was not that surprised. I received the blades back a few days after I gave them the “go ahead” and found them to be quite sharp. It cost about $80 for both blades (about $40 each including repairs). It took about two weeks give or take; I do not remember exactly how long.

I believe they sharpen carbide blades from other manufacturers. If interested, you can check out their sharpening service at:

http://www.forrestblades.com/sharpening-shipping-instructions.html

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MadMark

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 02:51 AM

I use the Freud LU83 10 50T blade. They last about a year and I replace them for $60 or so. No downtime. 50% rule applies. How much is sharpening? More than 50% = replace.

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 10:26 AM

i sent two forrest blades back to forrest mfg…had them back the next week!!

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#7 posted 04-07-2016 10:57 AM

Around me having your saw blades sharpened locally is likely to also have you replacing it them on the next go around. They grind the teeth down to nothing. So I go mail order, my favorite was Bull Sharpening in Oak Park IL, they are a full service shop (router bits, planer knives, even carbide forstner its) and do top notch work. My last batch went to Dynamic saw in NY. after reading a lot of positive comments about them. They are just as good, though at least ths time a little more slow in returning the blades (doesn’t matter to me). But I’ll be using one or the other for the foreseeable future.

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#8 posted 04-07-2016 12:09 PM

For fifty bucks this is worth a try. I have their chainsaw sharpener and it works great for me.

http://www.harborfreight.com/120-volt-circular-saw-blade-sharpener-96687.html

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#9 posted 04-07-2016 12:15 PM

I have used Dynamic Saw for planer knives and table saw blades and have always had good results. Helps that they are local too.

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#10 posted 04-07-2016 12:22 PM

Clean them first and see how they do. If they need sharpening I’d look to Scott Whiting in Glendale, AZ if on the west coast, or Dynamic Saw in Buffalo, Ridge Carbide, or Forrest on the east coast. Sending in multiples improves the value of s/h costs.

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