Cutting gauge blade removal/sharpening

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Forum topic by Ray posted 03-24-2014 02:35 AM 831 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2014 02:35 AM

Need some help. Should the cutting blades be removable? If so, how do I do it? I tried as much force as I thought would be reasonable, but no luck. I don’t think it would be possible to sharpen these well while they are attached.


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#1 posted 03-24-2014 02:50 AM

I’m not familiar with that style, but I think you have a climate
problem. The woods look tropical which tells me the tools
were probably made in some place like Costa Rica or Malaysia,
humid climates with tropical woods.

After you get them out, you may wish to fettle the slots
so the fit is just right for your climate… me, I might install
a threaded insert and set screw in the end or just tap
the end grain for a set screw.

In any case, try drying the wood out and see if that helps.
You can stick it in a coffee can with a bright light bulb in
it. A toaster oven will work too but a slower method may
be preferable. Putting the wood by a wood stove or
heater also can work.

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 09:17 PM


Thanks for the assistance. A slow dry did the trick. I just test fit the blades after sharpening and it appears as if they will be held in place just as well as before.

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