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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 08-27-2012 12:36 AM 812 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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08-27-2012 12:36 AM

It is time to get my circular saw blades sharpened. I had them done by Woodworker last time with good results. It has come to my attention they might not be as good as they once were. Is there anyone that can validate this? If so where is a good service? I live in an area of 1.5 million and only one sharpening service and he takes forever as he has to get the commercial products done first.

-- Jerry


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#1 posted 08-27-2012 12:39 AM

I have only used Forrest. Send them in, they send em back, nice and sharp.

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 12:47 AM

I second forrest. I have found a local place that I get excellent results from for a lot less.

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 12:48 AM

As in a handheld circular saw , or are you referring to round blades in general ?
For what they cost around here for a 7.25” blade , they’re not worth getting resharpened. Cost is just as much as a new blade , even more if you count your time to drop them off and retrieve them after resharpening.

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 01:37 AM

I use Forrest too. I can recommend them for outstanding service.

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 01:53 AM

Just had several blades, including dado, sharpened after over 15-years (whether they needed it or not) by my buddies at Ballew Saw &Tool here in Springfield, MO. They do great work at reasonable rates and fast service. If you’re interested their phone number is 417-865-7511 and the address is 325 S. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield, MO 65806. They’re on the web, just google Ballew Saw & Tool. Good luck.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 02:21 AM

can any blades be sent to forrest including non forrest blades?

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 11:19 AM

Forrest will sharpen other makes, or at least they used too. I’ve had my Freud dado set sharpened by them. My opinion is not as high as others of their work, so for the last 7-8 years I’ve been using Bull Sharpening for everything They do it all, planer blades, router bits, even forstner bits. Others I’ve read nothing but good things about include Dynamic saw and Scott Whiting. I live in what many consider a rural area, so have no local source I’ll trust.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 02:43 PM

I recently used Ridge Carbide in NJ and they did a good job. I’ve used Forrest in the past and although they did a good job, they can be kind of expensive.

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 02:46 PM

Thanks for the Bull link, Fred. They’re pretty close to me.

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