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Forum topic by Dernehl posted 06-06-2013 07:43 AM 680 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2013 07:43 AM

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I’ve inherited quite a few tablesaw blades most of which are pretty dull. I know they’ve been sharpened a couple of times already, how do you tell if they can go through yet another sharpening?

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#1 posted 06-06-2013 08:47 AM

Give them a cleaning. I use rockler’s blade and bit cleaner.
After that, if they burn wood when cutting or you have to push harder than you typically do to rip boards, they’re probably ready for a sharpening.

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#2 posted 06-06-2013 01:59 PM

i ‘d contact the folks at forrest and ask if sending them a pic of the blades’ carbide wold enable them to hazard a guess as to the blade’s ability to withstand another sharpening.

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#3 posted 06-06-2013 04:12 PM

If the steel in back of the carbide extends past the carbide tip, the blade is no longer good. There must be a clearance between the tip and the body of the blade.

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