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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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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/

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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 .

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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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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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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.
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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.


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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

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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.