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Our food processor's blade is showing its age. The main blade needs replacing, but in the meantime I thought I'd take a look at the possibility of honing it.
A perfect task for the little USB microscope I bought a year ago.
It's maximum magnification is 1000X, but the pics are about 500x. The pics are taken by clicking on an icon...video is also an option.
The pics below are of the faceside and back of the blade.
https://www.primecables.ca/p-356744...e-endoscope-zoom-video-camera-magnifier-stand
https://www.banggood.com/8-LED-Ligh...-p-1607914.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

Maybe a fine needle file?
 

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I looked at those a while back but didn't think the images would be that clear.
 
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I’m thinking a up flute router bit might take care of this situation!
would a compression bit be more in order????
 

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???...how is a router bit going to sharpen /hone the cutting edge of my blade? (You guys are joking:surprise:, right?)
substitute the bit for the cutter...

or micro bevel the backside of the cutter...
 

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Our food processor's blade is showing its age. The main blade needs replacing, but in the meantime I thought I'd take a look at the possibility of honing it.
A perfect task for the little USB microscope I bought a year ago.
It's maximum magnification is 1000X, but the pics are about 500x. The pics are taken by clicking on an icon...video is also an option.
The pics below are of the faceside and back of the blade.
https://www.primecables.ca/p-356744...e-endoscope-zoom-video-camera-magnifier-stand
https://www.banggood.com/8-LED-Ligh...-p-1607914.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

Maybe a fine needle file?

Just when I had made up my mind not to have a laptop in the shop...:frown:

BTW...does this mean the blender's ready to make Tequila Slurpee's...? >:)
 

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The cutter (blade) is from a Cuisinart food processor. It's about 6" long.
https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/parts-and-accessories/details/fp-100txb-csr

I'm thinking along these lines...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PPYWSCY/ref=psdc_242721011_t5_B06XS7WGRV
120 grit is pretty coarse, mind you.
Maybe a cutting disc on my die grinder?

You just might be on to something...a small enough needle file (three sided) might do the trick. I wonder what the file would look like under the microscope :smile:

I'm thinking that no matter the shape of the file or its size, it probably wouldn't matter...even if it puts in half of the serrations that are there now...flatten the blade and put in your own serrations...
 
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My machinist buddy pointed out that if the blade is hard steel it might not be machinable with a jeweler's file. Cr*p.
I guess a diamond coated file is the solution. Or the die grinder.
 

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Tequila's meant to be drunk from the bottle, Nick. No foo foo fruit involved... :)

I bow to your wisdom and greatness, oh Sensei...this grasshopper will forever remember this valuable lesson...and I shall walk the Earth in reverence of the mighty Tequila, never again to disgrace its presence with the evil foo foo...
 

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I've gotta get one of those microscopes!! I'm sure I'd find a use for it.
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Joe; if you check out that banggood link I posted earlier you'll note that there's a lot of different sources there with several different permutations of that USB camera/ microscope.
I bought mine from that other[ B] local[/B] company* ...paid more but I like dealing with them; service is great! I get my inkjet ink and computer stuff from them.

* A Canadian company (not sure if they have a US outlet...)
https://www.123ink.ca/
Click on the Prime Cables name.
 
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