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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Table saw blade sharpening.

Do you have your blades sharpened or just buy a new blade? I have two 10" blades and a set of 6" jointer blades that need sharpened. I Googled to find something close to me but no luck.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 08:55 AM
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My carbide table saw blades I drop off at Woodcraft. They have a guy once a week which sharpens blades. My 6 inch Titan jointer blades are cheap so I am on the fence as to whether to sharpen or not.

I might try sharpening my jointer blades some time. I have a Worksharp 3000 now. My only problem is it is a lot of trouble to set the jointer up to try it.

I wonder what everybody else does?
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If it's a really cheap blade it's probably not worth it. If there are any cabinet or millwork shops close then go ask them where they get theirs sharpened. If there are any tool stores they probably know too. Even the guys at the nearest HD or Lowe's may know. Sharpening services are not all created equal so you want to find a good one.
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If I had a place in town I probably would get some of them sharpened. It is not worth it to me when I have to pay shipping.
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60.00 blade, 20.00 resharpen, I resharpen.

15.00 blade not so much
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I stopped buying cheap blades, so sharpening is a really good idea. My nearest Rockler has a sharpening service, but I like the idea of checking in with a cabinet shop and finding out who sharpens their blades. I have also given up on thin kerf blades, which flex just enough on cuts to annoy me, or enough so miter cuts are just a tad off. I have a Freud industrial full kerf blade that has extra thick carbide tips that is meant to be sharpened several times. I don't think I'd bother sharpening a cheap blade, such as the ones supplied with a saw.
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Some of the better blades will advertise how many sharpening a they are good for. Some of the Freud's advertised 6 times. It is cheaper on shipping if you have more than one blade sharpened and sometimes it may be cheaper sharpening if it's more than one blade as the set up may take as much time as the sharpening process. These are all things you could out from a cabinet or millworker shop and possibly if they are nice guys might let you ship yours with some of theirs.

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I have a good sharp shop that I take my blades to have them sharpened for $15.- $18. each depends on how many teeth.
They also sort through them when you bring them in and reject damaged or cheap thin carbide as throw away blades.
They also won't sharpen blades with missing carbide or bent teeth. they will replace chipped teeth for $1.00 /tooth. They tell you if the blade is worth sharpening.
I'm with Tom on the thin kerf blades, too much deflection in hardwoods I use them for plywood, and soft woods that are not too critical, not for glue joints either unless I can run them thru the jointer afterwards. The Freud glue joint blade works good for most glue jobs.
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Carbide Processors would be my first choice--just because of Tom's dedication to carbide. Before sending or taking a blade in for sharpening i'd clean it first and test cut. Doesn't take much pitch (even from hardwoods) to make a blade "feel" dull. (just finished a southern yellow pine project--would not hurt my feelings to never use pine again. Seemed like I was cleaning bits & blades constantly. Trend's cleaner definitely worked better than Rockler's--I used enough of both to formulate a solid opinion!!)
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I agree it is a good idea to clean your blades first to make they are really dull.

Earl do you soak your saw blades or just spray them and let them soak? What's the easy way?
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