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Forum topic by cgm_md posted 01-15-2014 05:35 PM 1057 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2014 05:35 PM

Hi all,

I inherited some tools from my wife’s grandfather. He was not a man to shy away from buying expensive equipment. Anyways, one of things I got was a miter saw with this blade in it. At first I thought it could be a Woodworker II, but alas, the expansion slots/stress relievers are not the same (at least as the new ones sold on Forrest’s website). Basically, I am determining if it is worth my time and money to get this thing sharpened. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 05:37 PM

You are looking for Knottscott. He is the Sawblade Whisperer of Lumberjocks.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 05:48 PM

Looks like my tenryu maybe. hard to tell without the markings

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 05:56 PM

Do you have any closer pictures showing the expansion slots and teeth?

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 06:44 PM

If you have a sharpening service that you trust, they will let you know if it’s worth the price of sharpening and how much carbide is remaining, before and after sharpening. Chances are the sharpening service can tell you the Mfg.’s name.

Even if it’s not a Top of the Line Blade, a free ‘good’ blade is worth the price of a sharpening fee.

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 07:06 PM

^^^ What Grandpa Len said. +1

Even if they find out it’s not a “premium” blade, if they say it can be sharpened then it will be worth the small amount it costs to sharpen it vs. buying a new blade anyway. I’m thinking they should also check to make sure the plate is flat before they sharpen it but you may want to mention that to be sure. Even if it’s a lower end blade it’d be good to keep around for “questionable” stock :)

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 08:32 PM

What miter saw is it on? If the blade is original, it could be the same as the saw.

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 08:43 PM

not to burst any bubbles but the relief cuts and tooth structure are identical to my 24t ryobi that came with my table saw…i know its a 40t in the picture but it even has the same wear and tear marks as my 24t

-- I don't always have soft hands....but when I do its because I just left the woodshop.

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 10:25 PM

No expert here, I can tell you that it’s not a modern premium blade, and that the carbide looks pretty skinny. It’s hard to tell much else from the pic. Blade technology has advanced in leaps and bounds in the past 15 years. Even if was a decent blade in it’s day, it’s not hard for a well chosen $30 blade to outperform it. If it’s a clunker, putting a good a edge on inferior carbide still leaves you with short edge life and a blade body that’s probably not very true, so performance isn’t likely to be too good. Just not worth sharpening IMO unless you’ve got one of those cheap sharpeners. It might make a nice shop clock though. For less than a resharpening, you can put a clock movement in it.

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 05:52 AM

if that helps?

-- I don't always have soft hands....but when I do its because I just left the woodshop.

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#10 posted 01-16-2014 06:16 AM

knotscott, my wife just bought one of those saw blade clocks, I did a double take when I opened it. It is so real looking except for the weight.

alphagojo, sorry I wasn’t any help but just had to tell knotscott about my new shop clock, it is only a stamped alumn. 24T, 10” no advertising on it, just has SHOP TIME printed on it. Pritty neat.

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 01:39 AM

No bubbles burst. I thought the carbide looked pretty thin as well. Shop clock isn’t a bad idea. Thanks for the help everyone.

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