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Offline neilc

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Saw blade sharpening sources?
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:06 PM »
Curious where you get your saw blades sharpened - both for the circular saw as well as the Kapex.


Anyone have good luck with an online resource?


Thanks!

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 05:19 PM »
Tom has posted about Leitz in the past but the last time he posted about sharpening he said that he had switched to Quinn with equal or better results as Leitz with less hoops to go thru.

Here is Quinn's website:  http://quinnsaw.com/saw-blade-sharpening-services/

Peter

Offline neilc

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Thanks Peter - I'll contact them on Monday -

Offline Rollin22Petes

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 07:38 PM »
I would also check with your local cabinet shops and see if they have a local sharpener. I'm lucky that I have a local sharpener that does excellent work and is a dealer for most major brands. He picks up and drops off at the shop every other week so I don't have worry about shipping. Whoever you choose make sure they can correctly sharpen European blades not everybody can.

Offline montyss

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 07:49 PM »
Dynamic Saw in Buffalo Ny  , Great place does a very good job at reasonable  prices .

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 09:14 PM »
Yep, go with Quinn. I had them sharpen my planer blades last time. Just to see how they work out, I’ll send them a couple of 5 mm Domino bits to sharpen.

You should be very happy with their service.

You can fill out the online form, if you send them early Monday you’ll probably have them back by Friday.

Tom

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 10:15 PM »
I've used Burns Tools with good results.  Seems like it took about 2 weeks round trip. 

Ditto on a call to a local cabinet shop, you can bet they want a quality service and will likely recommend them to you. 
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 03:17 PM »
Ask Chip at Wood World, I bet he handles that for them and would know .
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Offline neilc

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 06:44 PM »
Thanks Leaky and others for your recommendations!  I almost reached out to Chip.

I was planning to send to Tom's recommendation in St Louis but started dealing with securely and properly packing them, mailing them, postage costs, etc and I ended up finding a sharpening service in Elk Grove Village here in Chicago - they sell Freud and Amana blades & bits and do sharpening.  Can handle blades up to 32" in diameter.    [eek]    Don't sharpen bandsaw blades but can send them out for sharpening. 

Second generation owner runs the shop.  Nice guy and very knowledgable.  One week turnaround and no need to ship. 


His fee on the blades was like $15-17 each for TS55, 8" and 10" Inca blades and a Kapex blade.  Only the Kapex was the higher price.  Like most shops, they charge by the tooth.


Total Tooling Technology Inc
1475 Elmhurst Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5135

http://www.totaltoolingtechnology.com
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 09:10 PM »
Thanks Leaky and others for your recommendations!  I almost reached out to Chip.

I was planning to send to Tom's recommendation in St Louis but started dealing with securely and properly packing them, mailing them, postage costs, etc and I ended up finding a sharpening service in Elk Grove Village here in Chicago - they sell Freud and Amana blades & bits and do sharpening.  Can handle blades up to 32" in diameter.    [eek]    Don't sharpen bandsaw blades but can send them out for sharpening. 

Second generation owner runs the shop.  Nice guy and very knowledgable.  One week turnaround and no need to ship. 


His fee on the blades was like $15-17 each for TS55, 8" and 10" Inca blades and a Kapex blade.  Only the Kapex was the higher price.  Like most shops, they charge by the tooth.


Total Tooling Technology Inc
1475 Elmhurst Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5135

http://www.totaltoolingtechnology.com
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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Total Tooling Technology Inc
1475 Elmhurst Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5135

http://www.totaltoolingtechnology.com

Thanks for this @neilc . I spent 38 years working right down the street from these guys and never knew they were there. On my list now. Thanks again.
Barney
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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 11:24 AM »
I've been sending blades and bits to Dave (the owner) for years. Good guy and always willing to talk if I have questions.


http://farrisprecision.com/aboutus.htm

Offline delong1974

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 08:58 PM »
Leitz has a $50 minimum, though.

Tom has posted about Leitz in the past but the last time he posted about sharpening he said that he had switched to Quinn with equal or better results as Leitz with less hoops to go thru.

Here is Quinn's website:  http://quinnsaw.com/saw-blade-sharpening-services/

Peter

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 10:48 PM »
1A Saw Sharpening, Theyre about 5 min from my house just had them sharpen my Kapex blade and a Zobo bit. Did a very good job. I got a couple of blades to take to them this week.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Leitz has a $50 minimum, though.

Tom has posted about Leitz in the past but the last time he posted about sharpening he said that he had switched to Quinn with equal or better results as Leitz with less hoops to go thru.

Here is Quinn's website:  http://quinnsaw.com/saw-blade-sharpening-services/
Peter

Leitz has some hurdles. I used them because they are close. I gave them a try because they were only a day away via FedEx Ground. In order to setup an account with them you have to get them your business tax ID or SSN. This is required even if you are paying by Credit Card. I could see needing this for a revolving account where credit is being granted, but this is unheard of. I left it blank when I sent the form over thinking it was only if you were using a tax-exempt status to avoid sales tax. It is usual and customary to ask for this when claiming to be tax exempt. I had already sent the blades or I would have regrouped.

Offline l0pht

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 11:26 PM »
https://3bsawandtool.com/

These guys are awesome


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Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 08:53 AM »
I this would be A great post to pin to the top of this board as a collection of resources. I'm looking for a place locally that will sharpen Festool and Oshlun blades, here in Maine. If I find some place, I'd add it.....
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 09:25 AM »
I this would be A great post to pin to the top of this board as a collection of resources. I'm looking for a place locally that will sharpen Festool and Oshlun blades, here in Maine. If I find some place, I'd add it.....

Great Suggestion!   [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Now a sticky!

Peter

Offline JimH2

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 09:23 PM »
Tom has posted about Leitz in the past but the last time he posted about sharpening he said that he had switched to Quinn with equal or better results as Leitz with less hoops to go thru.

Here is Quinn's website:  http://quinnsaw.com/saw-blade-sharpening-services/

Peter

I used Leitz last week and the service was stellar. You have to give out your SSN or EIN, which seems crazy considering I paid by CC. You probably could just make one up. 3 Kapex and 1 TS-55 blade were $108. I included a return shipping label. I'm in NC and sent them to NC so shipping was negligible. Their communication was outstanding (many emails). Blades were returned with the teeth covered by a blue membrane and each in a Festool like cardboard sleeve. I will be using them again.

Offline Jack01

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2019, 04:57 PM »
Family Hardware   Florida   They are Freude certified

Sharpening

If you send 5 blades shipping is free. That is a great value.
Price competitive to local shop as well as online shops.

If you can find couple of woodworkers close to you go with on this deal you will save on shipping and be very reasonable.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2019, 08:55 PM »
I am curious why no one has mentioned Forrest? I have always had great results from them. I have not had my TS55 long enough to need any of my Festool blades sharpened yet but they do great with all of my other blades.

Offline Laminator

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2019, 09:40 PM »
I used Forrest sharpening for many years with great results.  Unless they have changed recently, they will not sharpen festool blades because of the variable spacing of the teeth on some of their blades.   I used Carbide Processors for the last blades I had sharpened.

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Saw blade sharpening sources?
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2019, 09:57 PM »
I sent some blades to Forrest including a kapex blade. This was probably 8 years ago or so. It came back shape but out of round. Like they didn’t use the correct arbor spacer.
Since then I sent all my blades to LA Grinding in Burbank. Ca.
Nice job.
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