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Crusher58

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04-10-2015 09:31 AM

I’m having a hard time finding someone to sharpen my saw blades so I decided to learn to sharpen my own. So if anyone knows of a good quality sharpener I would appreciate your help. Thanks. Larry


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#1 posted 04-10-2015 10:43 AM

Harbor Freight. for $50.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 10:58 AM

Send them out. http://www.dynamic-saw-blade-sharpening.com/pricelist.html

Cheap blades aren’t worth sharpening IMO, and there’s no way I’d attempt to sharpen my precision blades on my own. $15-20 in sharpening fees will gain access to some state of the art computerized precision sharpening tools.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 02:52 PM

Buy a Forrest Woodworker II and forget about the sharpening. Cheap blades are not worth sharpening.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 03:42 PM

Carbide tipped saw blades are not hard to sharpen, but you must have the proper equipment to do the job. I don’t know about the $50 HF sharpener, but I do know my $2000 sharpener works well. The wheels alone cost more than twice the cost of the HF tool. My advise is to either send them to Forrest or another reputable sharpener.

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 03:49 PM


Send them out. http://www.dynamic-saw-blade-sharpening.com/pricelist.html

Cheap blades aren t worth sharpening IMO, and there s no way I d attempt to sharpen my precision blades on my own. $15-20 in sharpening fees will gain access to some state of the art computerized precision sharpening tools.

- knotscott


But the point is he can’t fine someone to sharpen blades,I’m in the same boat;when I was a kid in front of every box store was a trailer with hand painted signs saying ,knife and saw sharpening. not anymore!
Everyone says cheap blades aren’t worth shapening,but he never said what blades he has.could have 100.00 blades.

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MrRon

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 04:18 PM

But the point is he can t fine someone to sharpen blades,I m in the same boat;when I was a kid in front of every box store was a trailer with hand painted signs saying ,knife and saw sharpening. not anymore!
Everyone says cheap blades aren t worth shapening,but he never said what blades he has.could have 100.00 blades.

- daddywoofdawg

And he won’t find anyone locally to sharpen. Most people send their blades to Forrest for sharpening. I am told they come back better than new and they will sharpen other manufacturer’s blades. BTW, the HF sharpener was reviewed here with mixed comments. The main thing is, the HF sharpener only does face grinding. It won’t do top or side grinding. Face grinding is fine for touch up, but there will be times when top and side grinding will be needed. In addition to that which was just mentioned, the first step in sharpening any blade is to make sure all the teeth are the same height. This is done by rotating the blade against a wheel so the tip of each tooth is ground; then normal sharpening can proceed. If I didn’t already have a commercial sharpener, I would experiment with the HF tool. I think, after seeing the video, that it could do a decent job of “face” only sharpening as long as great care is taken to set it up correctly.

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 04:18 PM

Look at Youtube for the Harbor Freight sharpener. I watched a couple vids and it looks like it does the job. I just got the electric chainsaw sharpener for $32 and it’s worlds better than hand sharpening and my saw now cuts ash like nothing. You can always return it if it doesn’t work for you.

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 05:19 PM

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But the point is he can t fine someone to sharpen blades,I m in the same boat;when I was a kid in front of every box store was a trailer with hand painted signs saying ,knife and saw sharpening. not anymore!
Everyone says cheap blades aren t worth shapening,but he never said what blades he has.could have 100.00 blades.

- daddywoofdawg

Which is why I thought sending them out made sense. Mailing them should be available to anyone with a postal address or access to a UPS/Fedex/DHL hub.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Rick M

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 05:33 PM

There are many industries that require frequent blade sharpening and there is always someone filling that niche. If you live in or near any decent size city, call around to cabinet shops or printing companies and ask who sharpens their blades. There is a company in our area that covers about a 2+ hour radius with delivery guys that show up twice a month to pick up and drop off blades. Some of these places don’t advertise to the public.

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#10 posted 04-10-2015 06:13 PM

What are you calling circular saw blades?

The 7 1/4” circular saw blades are disposable. 10” and 12” blades should be sent to a professional sharpening service.

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Crusher58

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#11 posted 04-15-2015 04:18 AM

Thanks everyone for your advice and input I really appreciate it. I will look into finding a service or asking some local woodworkers where they get their blades done. Larry


There are many industries that require frequent blade sharpening and there is always someone filling that niche. If you live in or near any decent size city, call around to cabinet shops or printing companies and ask who sharpens their blades. There is a company in our area that covers about a 2+ hour radius with delivery guys that show up twice a month to pick up and drop off blades. Some of these places don t advertise to the public.

- Rick M.


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#12 posted 04-15-2015 10:13 PM



Buy a Forrest Woodworker II and forget about the sharpening. Cheap blades are not worth sharpening.

- RogerM


Not true.

I can get a 60 tooth blade sharpened for $11 and I can get 3 sharpenings on most blades.
I haven’t bought a new blade in at least 3 years.
I’ve found the CMT’s have a hefty amount of carbide.

Saying you need a $100+ blade to justify sharpening is bad advice, IMO.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#13 posted 04-15-2015 10:18 PM

+1 what Rick said. post your location and I’ll bet somebody can tell you where to find someone to sharpen them for you.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Crusher58

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#14 posted 04-16-2015 03:35 PM

I live in NW Ohio Paulding county. If anyone knows of someone close to this area that sharpens blades I would appreciate any help. Thanks. Larry

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