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1yeldud1

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484 days ago

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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nwbusa

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#1 posted 484 days ago

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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MrRon

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#2 posted 484 days ago

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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Woodendeavor

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#3 posted 484 days ago

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

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Loren

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#4 posted 484 days ago

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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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JSilverman

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#5 posted 484 days ago

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

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Quanter50

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#6 posted 484 days ago

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

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jasoncarpentry

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#7 posted 484 days ago

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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JAAune

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#8 posted 484 days ago

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

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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Matt Rogers

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#9 posted 484 days ago

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, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com

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Bill White

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#10 posted 484 days ago

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.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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1yeldud1

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#11 posted 484 days ago

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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JAAune

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#12 posted 484 days ago

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.

@1yeldud
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

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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