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Forum topic by dfdye posted 06-11-2010 05:16 AM 2108 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dfdye

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06-11-2010 05:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blade sharpening table saw dynamicsawcom tablesaw

I was looking for a good mail-order blade sharpening service for my table saw blades, and I stumbled across dynamicsaw.com. Anybody have any experience with these folks? The price seems almost too good to be true, which makes me think that they either 1) do a ton of volume, or 2) there is some hidden cost that I am not seeing. Obviously if this price is legit and their service is reasonable, this seems a fantastic price—the technical description of their process seems solid.

I will be calling them up to find out what I can about their service, but I always like hearing the opinion of others who have used their service.

Alternately, if anyone has a sharpening service they swear by, I would love to hear! I know Forrest, Ridge Carbide, and a few other places will take blades from anywhere, so I know options are out there. I am just interested in hearing current opinions on where you all send your blades!

-- David from Indiana --


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#1 posted 06-11-2010 05:22 AM

They actually take care of my planer and jointer knives. I’ve never had a complaint with their work.

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 06:35 AM

Too far away for me to help.

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 05:28 PM

I live in Northern California, an area where I expect to pay about one and a half times what people in other parts of the country pay for anything, and their prices look in line with what I pay locally for sharpening. Add even one-way shipping costs and I’m happy to keep the local guys in business…

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 09:45 PM

Well, I am double checking local opinions, but most of the services I know of are at least an hour drive away. Yes, shipping adds some cost, but I figure if I send a few blades at a time, I can justify it if the service really is good.

-- David from Indiana --

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#5 posted 06-11-2010 10:13 PM

I’ve heard some good comments about Dynamic Saw but have never tried them. If I were shipping blades for sharpening, I’d give Scott Whiting in Glendale, AZ a shout…I hear nothing but raves about his work, and he’s active on several forums. Forrest and Ridge Carbide also get great comments.

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 10:48 PM

I talked with someone from Dynamic Saw this morning, and he was exceptionally helpful! I am going to finish up a couple of projects I am currently working on, and then I’ll send out a few blades and bits to check out their sharpening service.

When I was on the phone, I got into a discussion with the rep about blades—I was asking how well their sharpening worked with mid grade blades that I currently use (which I consider in the ~$50 range), and he mentioned that they have a line of blades that he compared to the Forrest, Ridge or Freud’s premiums, but for a substantial savings. Obviously I am a little skeptical since I have never seen reviews of their blades, but for $68 for their 40T combo blade, the price is definitely right.

Anybody used these blades or seen reviews of them? I haven’t been too lucky with Google, so I figured I might as well ask the lumberjocks.

-- David from Indiana --

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 02:59 AM

I haven’t bought their blades, but I had them sharpen some of mine and they did a great job.

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dfdye

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 06:31 PM

Barry, thanks for the additional thumbs up. They seem to have pretty good prices, and I haven’t heard anyone dog them yet, so I think I may have found a sharpening service.

Still looking for opinions on their house-brand blades, though. . . .

-- David from Indiana --

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#9 posted 11-16-2012 01:59 AM

One of the reasons that a lot of carbide is taken off is because the blade was overworked and dull. Unlike other blades, Carbide teeth are all inline. Thus every tooth has to be exactly the same height or it does NOTHING, nada; it becomes a floater that just picks up residue which cakes on the blade. So, all teeth have to be cut down to the worst one. That’s why you want to keep your teeth clean (brush regularly); you don’t want any build up.

The worst sins I commit with saw blades is continuing to cut when I know I should change blades and not having a clean one on hand to change to. (Simple Green is great for cleaning them but don’t let it soak too long). I have three Carbides I’m shipping off to these people next week for sharpening. Should have done this a year ago. If you take care of your blades you won’t need any sharpening for several years, unless you run a shop for business.

Now, why don’t you want the local guys doing this? If they have the equipment to make every tooth the same height then that is a good choice because they are probably doing everything else right. Sharpening a Carbide is not even close to what sharpening a hollow-ground was 20 years ago.

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