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Forum topic by rwachtell posted 08-17-2011 04:12 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2011 04:12 PM

Is there any good mail in service where you can have a circular blade sharpened at, or is it just best to find something local?

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 04:29 PM

I use Forrest MFG for my bades
I’m happy with their work.
BTW they will sharpen other manufacturer’s blades

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 04:33 PM

I use Forrest, they are in NJ. They do a great job on thier own blades not sure about other manufacturers blades.

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 04:48 PM

I know of 2 good ones, the first would be Bull Sharpening in Oak Park IL. They do it all at a very reasonable price. Their has been down but you can call at 708-386-2635. I’ve personally used them quite a bit. The second is one I’ve had many friends use. It’s Scott’s Sharpening Service in Glendale AZ.(, or (800) 594-7262) He gets very high reviews.

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 04:54 PM

If it’s a high quality blade, I’d definitely take it somewhere I had confidence in:
- Scott Whiting
- Ridge Carbide
- Forrest
- Holbren

If it’s a cheap blade, I’d likely consider buying a new one instead of resharpening. The Onsrud blades on Ebay are selling for about the cost of sharpening, and there are other deals on good blades for not that much more.

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#5 posted 08-17-2011 05:41 PM

Before I sent my blades off, if I were you I would check real good in your area. For example, we have been doing business with a guy that has his shop about 30 miles from our plant. He’s been servicing us for 15 or 20 years. If you have an industrial supplier near you that sells tooling you may find out about a local guy through them because often an industrial supplier will offer a sharpening service but rarely sharpen the tools themselves. They will use someone local. This is usually just a service that the industrial distributor provides and they make little money off of it. Because of that they will often just tell you who they use so that you can deal with the person directly.

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 06:09 PM

I take mine to the local Rockler store (Roswell, GA). They have a local guy who comes by once a week to pick up and drop off blades. The last one I had done needed a new tooth; he did that, too. I think it was an additional $4 to fix the tooth.


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#7 posted 08-18-2011 03:53 AM

ridge carbide does real good work also.

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