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A while back I took a high end 60 tooth Freud 10" combo saw blade to be sharpened. I really wasn't too bad, but it started leaving burn marks on some oak. A month later he calls and $28 bucks later I have my saw blade back. I then installed it on the table saw but really had no use for it until yesterday.  It wont rip poplar without tear out!! OK, let's try it on the radial arm saw - OMG, leaves scarf marks on the end grain and is now runs loud and that 3hp saw - is moaning from the load. OK, have a new mid line Freud - put it on the table saw - zips through that 4/4 poplar like it's paper. Dug out a 'beater' blade, put that on the other saw, no comparison. Runs great even though it's as dull as a butter knife. He turned an $85+ blade into junk. There are only a couple of guys within reasonable distance that shapen saw blades and the reason I've been using low and mid end throwaways. But this blade WAS worth a sharpening. Not sure now. Have another mid level blade on order from AMAZON (cheaper then HD/Lowe's and don't need it right now

End of hissy fit and rant



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Hang that fool from the nearest yardarm,, I'm not up on blade sharpening but, he needs his sack slit and his leg ran threw it, I would think that even tho its been some time since he "susposably" sharpened it, he would stand behind his shabby workmanship,  I have a large stack of 10 & 12"   carbide blades left over from the old days.that were used on chop saws to cut aluminum extrusions, , still going strong. but don't get used much.. but I sure do go through the abrasive blades.

Have you had a "friendly chat " with him ? that isn't something you let slide,, he should be able to look at the blade and tell that it hasn't been used since he did his thing to it,,  Need a HITMAN?smile



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 01:05:19 PM

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Hang that fool from the nearest yardarm,, I'm not up on blade sharpening but, he needs his sack slit and his leg ran threw it, I would think that even tho its been some time since he "susposably" sharpened it, he would stand behind his shabby workmanship,  I have a large stack of 10 & 12"   carbide blades left over from the old days.that were used on chop saws to cut aluminum extrusions, , still going strong. but don't get used much.. but I sure do go through the abrasive blades.

Have you had a "friendly chat " with him ? that isn't something you let slide,, he should be able to look at the blade and tell that it hasn't been used since he did his thing to it,,  Need a HITMAN?smile



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 01:05:19 PM


 Bill - probably not going to get much satisfaction. He's an OF, retired, and I believe, after talking to him when I picked it up, in the first stages of senility. He's doing this as PT/hobby probably just to get away from a PITA wife. I'll suck it up, find someone else, maybe even send it off to Forrest, then give him a lousy review if anyone asks who I use. If he was a commercial instead of a basement shop operation, would have been there this morning, tapping my foot while waiting for it to be redone.

I dug out about 25 or so 7-1/4" and 10" blades a few weeks ago - most went off to saw blade heaven at the transfer station, especially the non carbide tipped blades. Some of those also were used to cut aluminum -



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I can remember the days of the "mobile" very qualified blade sharpener that came thru our town on certain days and would set up in your drive way or in front of your house and sharpen everything that you had as you brought them to him. Ahhh the good old days but gone forever, I'm afraid.

Your thread has prompted me to do something that I've been thinking about after ripping that "sap filled" 2x4 the other day for the sliding door header.

I think I'm gonna sharpen that table saw blade myself and ?IF? it doesn't turn out right then I'll just buy a new one.

Very timely post Dave - - - thanks,
meller



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 05:51:21 PM



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 05:52:15 PM

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We used to have a guy that had a sharpening business out of his garage....We got all the slitter blades done at our plant done by him. I think we were his biggest customer.......Same thing happened, he started to lose it and the work got shabby. We had to find someone else. A few months later, he died....probably gave up with nothing to do

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My wife is a hair dresser,, confuseconfuseconfuse and she uses those 150$ + a pair scissors that have to be sharpened occasonally, so there is some dude that brings his special little sharpening machine to the salon, and sets it up in their back room,, and does probably 25 pairs of scissors  in probably a hour,, at a reasonable cost of 15$ a pair,, ( that reasonable word is my wifes discription) my discription is  ( You are getting ripped off miss smarty pants hair dresser. ) 375. 00 per hr is a robbery with a machine in my book, then is off to the next salon ,

 he probably just works 1 day a month. cause he comes around the same day ,once a month,, they don't need sharpening every time but she has several pair to filll in with,,

might not be a bad racket to get into,, moneys good but I couldn't stand to listen to all those yackety women . ones more than I can bear,,,, specally during this month of them giving away free haircuts for kids this month at penneys,,

 

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There used to be at least 3-4 guys in trucks that would do the local butcher's knives and in between, would roam the neighbohoods doing knives for home use - gone now for probably 35-40 years. Then the local sharpening service that relied on GE for a lot of work was about a half mile from my office - and the guy I bought my table saw from - gone. His blades when done - mega sharp and actually the 'beater' I put on the table saw was one of his last sharpening jobs before he closed his doors. There also was an old guy near where I lived years ago, but again, long gone. He couldn't do carbide tipped blades, but the old steel and hand saws sharpened and reset plus chainsaw blades - nicely done.

There is lots about the 'good old days' that I miss when services were nearby and reasonably priced.

Those barbers and hair dressers - pay through the nose to keep their stuff sharp. The lady barber that does my hair was complaining last visit. Lady barbers - the shop I go to has 5 or 6 of them having 'phased' out the guys (who were really bad - in my case, how can you screw up those 27 hairs, but they did). They ladies say they do better there then the salons they used to work for plus guys are easier to work on with less fuss.

My new saw blade is on its way - but dang, that screwed up one has to be done



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back in the days when I showed my ass (er uh Mule) I needed a good sharp pair of clippers to do a complete body trim before a show in the winter time and I would use emery cloth laying on glass to hone the blades - - - it worked pretty good too - - - much better than the cooperation of the long eared Molly mule

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There were lots of saw shops here that were really good at their trade.. leftovers from the lumber jack days, huge sawmills have gone by the wayside now, and the sharpeners started out doing their thing,, but are few and far between,, almost cheaper to use the throwaways and be done with it,, just a couple of saw shops left that willl sharpen a blade,, want to sell you a new one,,,,

we used alot of Freud blades,, and De Walt,, about the middle of the road for quality,, but lasted about as good as any,, that aluminum eats up most any blade,, expensive of cheap,,, If I remember right we were paying around 20$ a whack for sharpening one, ( by the bulk)and 1 would normally last about 2+ weeks being used every day,, unless some friggin apprentice tryed to cut a steel stud with it,, and that happened ALOT,,, usually knocked most all the carbide teeth off,



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 08:17:33 PM

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