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Saw blade sharpening10/31
We are a small shop and do all of our own installations as well as a fair amount of finish carpentry.
Iíve used a couple of the Forrest ww2 blades in the shop for many years. We have a very good sharpening company. I have no idea how many times these blades have been sharpened.
I just bought a Freud Thin kerf Fusion blade for our job site saw. I figured we could get decent cuts of all the random things we cut.
These blades are Freuds version of the Forrest blades. They cost less and I wanted a thin kerf.
The blade comes with a pamphlet manual on how to setup the saw. Forrest gives a similar thing. What caught my eye was Freud has directions for sharpening. 1-5 top grind only 6-10, 11-15 top and face.
Who gets a blade sharpened 10-15 times? How many sharpenings do you guys in the bigger shops get out of a single blade.
10-15 sharpenings shouldn't be an issue if the carbides are in good shape. We've used a few sharpening outfits over the years. It should take very little stock removal to sharpen a blade if they are diligent about set up and not just running an old sharpener. Check these guys out, best we've found- http://www.servicegrinding.com/index.php
Yes. We get at least 10 sharpenings out of our blades.
Number of sharpenings depends on how often you do it. Run the carbides till they smoke, and they have to grind off a lot of carbide to bring it to factory specs. Have a regular sharpening regiment, and you can get twice the number of sharpenings.