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I have a question. I have several circular saw blades of various size that need sharpening.
I have one of those do it yourself sharpeners , but all I can do is one side of the tooth. They don't stay sharp very long that way.
I have searched in my area for a shop that will sharpen them.
Seems most places want you to bring them in and not mail them. I can see how mailing a 60 tooth carbide could be dangerous.
Where do you guys get your sharpened

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Ask your local cabinet shop who sharpens their blades.

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Many woodworking stores offer sharpening, but I'd also ask the cabinet makers first for a more local source.

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There are numerous saw sharpening companies online with free shipping
freud has places all over
https://www.freudtools.com/partners/...iAAEgL7jfD_BwE
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Most lumber yards collect and send them out to the shop that sharpens their blades. I takes about a week turnaround. I just take mine directly to the sharp shop. You will notice a whale of a difference in the performance, usually better than when they were new
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I have a Freud Industrial glue edge blade that needs resurecting. Didn't realize what I was cutting was actually concrete (don't ask), and the blade barely cuts butter now.

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I have a Freud Industrial glue edge blade that needs resurecting. Didn't realize what I was cutting was actually concrete (don't ask), and the blade barely cuts butter now.
It may need a whole new set of Dentures ,Tom..............
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Most lumber yards collect and send them out to the shop that sharpens their blades. I takes about a week turnaround. I just take mine directly to the sharp shop. You will notice a whale of a difference in the performance, usually better than when they were new
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I just got mine back from our local Windsor Plywood store. They sell cabinet grade ply plus exotic lumber. They collect them and send them out to a sharpening service in Penticton which is 3 hours from my place. They wait until they have enough to make sending by courier worthwhile.

The suggestion to go to a cabinet shop and either ask them where or ask them if you can send yours with theirs is good too. They'll know the best places to send them if they've been in business any length of time.
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I send mine to Franks once I have a few saved up, they are closest to me for shipping:
Franks Industrial Sharpening & Sales - Jacksonville Industrial Sharpening

Also here is another I have not used but also accepts blades by shipment:
https://www.burnstools.com/blade-sharpening
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I use Quin Saw in St Louis. Easy mail in service, quick turnaround and quality work.
www.quinnsaw.com
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