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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have some bits that have seen better days, I have heard that you can send them off to be sharpened but no one I talk to seem to know where. Does anyone do this? We are talking carbide here.

Also how about having new carbide welded on when lets say you drop one of your bits on the floor and it chips.......

Then how about those diamond honing stones to "touch up" bits?

"When they say I'm dull I hope they are talking about my router bits."

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 09:46 AM
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Call a local cabinet shop and ask them where they get their saw blades and router bits resharpened.
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Many pro carpenters use a credit card size diamond honer to touch up the flat of router cutters to sharpen and increase the life before replacing.
If you are using jigs or bushes a reground bit will never be the same as when new but honing takes nothing off the dimentions.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2004, 09:22 AM
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If I chip or break off a piece of carbide bit, it is cheaper to buy a new bit. Unlike saw blades where you just replace a tooth.

As for shapening, you can rub the back side on the wet and dry sandpaper to sharpen it up a bit.
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This is from the Onsrud website.

Does Onsrud cutter re-sharpen router bits?
Yes, contact your distributor for pricing.

When is it time to have a tool re-sharpened?
When the cutting edge becomes dull. Some things to look for are:

* Surface finish quality will decrease
* Amount of horsepower necessary to cut will increase
* Noise level may increase
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