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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 09-07-2016 06:25 PM 2076 views 3 times favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesNeil

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09-07-2016 06:25 PM

Probably should have put this in reviews, sorry .. but in any event just my opinion , I was impressed so much so i filmed a little video on it . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Mp2Pz9VtU


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#1 posted 09-07-2016 06:45 PM

Thanks, Charles,
For me, the mail order method will work best. Like you, i’ve tried various services, and had spotty results.
I’ve got 2 blades that need it now!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 06:55 PM

Very good information…

Charles, thank you very much!

1-800-225-1153

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 08:03 PM

I can’t find any mention of the woodcraft sharpening service from their website… how would I use it?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 08:21 PM

Call the number Joe has listed above they will help you . 800-225-1153

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 08:27 PM

I though woodcraft sent sent their sharpening needs to a local a sharpening service depending on where they are located.

Are you saying all the items sharpened by woodcraft go to the same location ? If not I don’t see how the can maintain quality control.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 08:46 PM

If you’re looking for a good mail to sharpening service I use Scott’s sharpening Service. I’ve been sending all my sharpening need to Scott’s since 1999 after meeting him at the IWF in Anaheim Calif.

He does good work at competitive prices. He sell saw blades and sharper cutter also. He’s the kind of guy
you call and he’ll be glad to answer your question. He’s one of the all around good guys.

http://scottssharpening.com/

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 08:52 PM

Alaska, im not sure, Mine went to Parkersburg WV , home of corporate, but ill try to find out for ya,

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 08:52 PM

Alaska, as i said in the Video if you have some one your happy with, stay with it, I didnt,

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 08:56 PM



Alaska, as i said in the Video if you have some one your happy with, stay with it, I didnt,

- CharlesNeil

Charles I not trying to be difficult. I’m relating my experience with Scott’s like you did with woodcraft.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 09-07-2016 08:57 PM

ok, Woodcraft local stores , some do have local services , they trust, other wise they go to the Woodcraft service, they also do chisels and turning tools in house. Per Woodcraft

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#11 posted 09-07-2016 09:00 PM

Guys all i know is the blades i got back were excellent, and im sending another 15 up, as well as 2 Forrest king dado blades, we will see. Dado blades are tough to sharpen, real tough, but based on what I got back , im going for it . Just Saying

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 09-08-2016 02:04 AM

Charles,

That’s a lot of saw sharpening!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 09-08-2016 04:13 AM

Whiteside for Router bits and Forest Blades for table saw blades.
I’ve never been disappointed.
But I respect Charles experience and opinion, so it boils down for me to price.
Whoever can give me the best bang for the buck gets my business.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#14 posted 09-08-2016 12:42 PM

Not all Woodcraft stores do sharpening. Since Charles Neil’s video came out I have had two calls from customers arguing with me when I told them we do not sharpen tools, and instead tried send them to a 3rd party sharpening service. One of our guys will sharpen lathe tools, but that is outside of the store on his own time. One guy got a little irate and said ” I know you sharpen saw blades because Charles Neil said so in his video”. I had a hell of a time convincing him otherwise. Just relaying some info for all.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#15 posted 09-08-2016 01:22 PM

Not to denigrate any other service but, I’m with Alaska Guy re: Scotts Sharpening Service. In fact, it was his recommendation, several years ago, that lead me to Scotts. And Scott turned me on to those great Tenryu blades. So, thanks to Alaska Guy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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