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Forum topic by Damian Penney posted 03-07-2008 05:49 AM 1539 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Damian Penney

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03-07-2008 05:49 AM

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Does anyone have any recommendations as to where I can get some jointer blades sharpened in the Bay Area? Two huge nicks in my blades are producing less than stellar results..

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso


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RAH

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 06:17 AM

Have you tried a saw sharping shop, I see your in Oakland not as rural as my area where we have a few saw shops spread out. You my have to take a drive towards Yosemite and stop in one of the shops. If you need me to check some of them I could so you don’t waste a trip, I do drive past them almost daily it would not be a problem.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 06:32 AM

Gary K told me that it is possible to shift the blades a bit to the left or right, creating a fresh surface. I haven’t tried it yet to fix my nicks. You might give it a go.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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dewoodwork

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 06:38 AM

I take mine to woodcraft store. They send them out and it takes about a week.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 09:49 AM

I’ve got the same problem, Damian. I’ve been meaning to take my jointer blades in for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it. The one that has been recommended to me on numerous occasions is Sartor Saw Works in San Francisco. They’re over on Bayshore near Macbeath and PALS.

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 01:03 PM

Hi Damian,

In response to Giz’s comment you can shift the blades as much as an 1/8” to compensate for the nicks. Just make sure that they are shifted in different directions so that any ridges left by the nicked blade are removed by the trailing blades. Not a solution to the problem but it is a workaround. I’ve got two blades that I nicked some time ago and still get use out of them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 03-07-2008 04:01 PM

Thanks for the replies, I’ll try the shift first and see how that works. I also came across Standard Saw Works in Oakland so will give them a call later today.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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