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Old 02-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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12" Saw Blade Sharpening Carbide?


If you guys are like me you got a stack of 12" compound miter saw blades somewhere in your arsenal you just cant seem to part with (cause they cost so much) Ive got dewalt, porter cable laser, freud etc... ive tried with no success to sharpen these at home and the carbide tips are so hard nothing touches them. Now i see on ebay for about 80.00 dollars you can get a sharpener from chicago tool. I was just wondering if anyone has tried one of these gizmos and if they work or not. I know you can buy a professional model from foley belsaw for about 3,000. or so. that dont make sense. i guess i could find a local sharpener but im the kind of cheap framer that likes to fix things myself. thanks
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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I pay aout $13 to have a 10" 60 tooth blade sharpened. They usually go by number of teeth and probably have a minimum charge. Get it done right.

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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Yeah i guess that makes sense. I know years ago in the development where i am framing there used to be a fella that came around once a week and picked up saw blades, hand saws,chisels etc.. and he was reasonably priced. I dont know if hes still around. guess i will check that out. thanks
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The guy that sharpens my things does carbide toothed blades for a dollar per inch diameter.
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The guy that sharpens my things does carbide toothed blades for a dollar per inch diameter.

Mine used to be that way, but then he switched over to number of teeth.
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I've had three really good sharpening
guys, all retired machinists.
They are all dead.
I've taken my 32" back saw to three
new guys and each one screwed it up
worse than the one before.
Right now there is a guy at one
of the older hardware stores who does
okay on circ's...$25 80T 12",
$18 60T 10".
Still can't do a really good job on
a handsaw though.

Oh, Harbor Freight puts that sharpener
on sale for $50 sometimes.
It's tempting, but if it sounds too good.........
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The guy I use charge .15 a tooth and can and will sharpen anything. When I get them back they cut better than a new blade. I have a 96 tooth Leitz that cuts hardwood like butter. I usually use the thin dewalts for softwoods and have 2 that are dedicated to composites and rotate them. He also sharpens my 10s, 7 1/4 and 6 1/2s. Just had him touch up the blades for my 13 planer and he did a good job on them also. I think they are probably disposable so not sure how many times I'm going to get away with that.
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There's nothing like a sharp blade to start the day and the smell of sawdust, diesel and clay. Better than an office.
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The guy I use charge .15 a tooth and can and will sharpen anything. When I get them back they cut better than a new blade. I have a 96 tooth Leitz that cuts hardwood like butter. I usually use the thin dewalts for softwoods and have 2 that are dedicated to composites and rotate them. He also sharpens my 10s, 7 1/4 and 6 1/2s. Just had him touch up the blades for my 13 planer and he did a good job on them also. I think they are probably disposable so not sure how many times I'm going to get away with that.

The guy I use seems to go around to local stores and sells himself to them, then they sub out all their blade services to him...from miter saws to kitchen knives. I take my blades to a local Ace Hardware store, Washington One Stop, and get them back in a week. He drops off and picks up Thursdays IIRC. Who do you use? I am located in North West NJ.
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Guys name is Charlie Dull He is semi retired and enjoys putting an edge on a chisel that you could shave with. He does a lot of different things, making knives out of old bastard files and stuff like that. Only problem with him is he's tough to get away from if your in a hurry....he has a lot of time on his hands
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hi better left in the hands of pros been sharpening for 36 years like every trade it takes years and the right equipment to do the job right .. i have 8 industrial 2000lb machines to do this work .. it pays to sharpen example 10 inch 60 tooth blade 12 dollars mack saw co new jersey

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Have a pro do it.
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I bought it and tried several times to get it to sharpen correctly, I ended up returning it. Good news they gave me full credit, bad news now I got a butt load of blades that are worse that before I tried to sharpen them.
I will say that their knock off of the tormek sharpening system is worth the $ 80.00 that I paid my chisels have never been sharper!
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I have lived and worked in enough rural areas to appreciate the luxuries a large metropolitan area has to offer.

That being said, a competitive environment for all things to service a cabinet shop is a great thing.

When it comes to sharpening the only outfit worth considering is one that has cnc equipment. The mom and pop shops are fine if the pop is really good at it, but you will still not be as happy with the consistency of a shop with modern automated equipment.

And of course a pick up and delivery guy that you like and can tell a joke is pretty important too. Plus he should carry a lot of router bits and stuff on the van too.

It all adds up to a convenient and consistent environment. It takes a village kinda thing.
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Find a good saw shop and spread the wealth dude.
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The best part of a good shop is you can get teeth replaced as well.

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Right! My job is to make em dull!
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I'd like to find a good sharpener for hole-saws, twist-drills, augerbits, spade bits, step-bits...

I love the first few passes on anything sharp I think it releases endorphens or something.

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