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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 04-25-2013 04:49 PM 1235 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2013 04:49 PM

Looking for input – recommendations of business that will re-sharpen table saw and compound miter saw blades – Come on “lumber jocks” give up your best keep secret of who is the best at re-sharpening. Thanks !

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#1 posted 04-25-2013 04:52 PM

I use a local tool repair shop that farms it out. Check your yellow pages for tool repair. Good luck.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 04:58 PM

Check the bulletin boards at your local lumber yards. Blade sharpeners often post their business cards there. Not knowing where you are located makes it impossible to recommend a business. You can get your blades sharpened at Forrest saw blades. Google them on the internet. I hope you are not trying to get non-carbide tipped blades or throw-away contractor blades sharpened. No one will touch them anymore; not worth it.

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 05:05 PM

If you keep an eye on local woodworking shows you can find local sharpeners there

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 05:10 PM

Forrest is good. They have expertise at re-tensioning plates
and repairing teeth as well. You can check your blades
with a straightedge and if they are out of flat ask
Forrest to flatten them.

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 05:12 PM

I send my blades to Forrest… even my non-Forrest blades, they do a great job

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 05:47 PM

Most hardware stores have someone they deal with. Ask at the register.

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 06:32 PM

My local Woodcraft (well, not really “local”; it’s about 25 mi. away & a PITA to get to) contracts blade-sharpening out to “a guy,” who does a good job. However, I have to wait 2-3 weeks to get them back.

Used to have a retired machinist right here in town w/ good prices & fast turnaround. I’m sorry to say that he’s now working at that Great Machine Shop in the Sky, and I miss him!

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 08:45 PM

Being south of Chicago, I use the services of RKO based in Cullom, IL.

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Matt Rogers

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#9 posted 04-25-2013 10:15 PM

Another Plus one for Forrest Manufacturing. There is actually another company as well that is right next to them called Ridge Blades that is a spin-off from Forrest (someone had a falling out and left IIRC). They are both good and fast and have good customer service. Forrest forgot/overlooked a chipped tooth on a chop saw blade and since one tooth out of 80 was not that bad after all the other were super sharp, I got an envelope in the mail with $5 cash for the mistake.

I have sent both saw blades and router bits ($3-$5).

In other news, I have had good luck sending out old metal files and wood rasps to the File Sharpening Company.

-- Matt Rogers, and

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#10 posted 04-25-2013 11:00 PM

Ah HAH! Not meant to be a hijack, but file sharpening? Sure would like to have a link or number/name. I just HATE to pitch a file when it is a bit dull. I’ve tried several home remedies with less that great results.


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#11 posted 04-26-2013 02:30 AM

Well I’m located in North East Missouri. I have checked our local lumberyards with no success. I mostly use Frued blades ( as of now) with success. Would like to get a few sharpened but there is no one in our area who does this type of work

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 02:48 AM

I think this is the file-sharpening place he was talking about.

Boggs Tool and File Sharpening Company

If I remember correctly, a file or rasp can only be sharpened once. I could be wrong on that.

If you can’t find any place closer, you may wish to give RKO a try. They are not terribly far away so shipping costs wouldn’t be too bad – especially if you wait until you have a few things to pack together at one time. You can send router bits and planer and jointer blades there too.

RKO Saw and Tool

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