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Old 10-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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What's the scoop; where are you getting your blades sharpened? Local or mail-out? Is there any truth in that "Only Freud can sharpen Freud blades, only Forrest can sharpen Forrest blades" etc.? Looks to cost about $18-$30 for blade sharpening on the 12" blade, lower end of the scale for the 10" blades.

Example, This DeWALT 10" 60T is $35. The cost of sharpen/shipping is more than the blade (I use this example because I have one that needs to be sharpened).
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Se...1#.Um6bUtjJZCg

2 pack for the same price?
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW3106P...lt+10%22+blade

Are there places who accept dull blades as "cores" towards the cost of a new blade?

Just looking what the best course of action is. Also, people mention "Freud" blades. Is there Diablo line in the box stores decent enough?

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I only see one local place:

http://www.grindingco.com/pricelist.html

$22 for 60T
$30 for 80T

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I've never once seen anyone price sharping by the size of the blade. It's priced by the number of teeth.
Untrue about each company needing to only being sharpened by there company.
Any real shaping shop should be able to do it.
There may be some exceptions for some specialized tooth configurations.
I'd be asking my local cabinet shop, real lumber yard, local hardware store about local sharpening shops.
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I worded that badly. Speaking of my higher tooth count blades, my 10" would run around the $18-$20 mark, my 12" would run around the $25-$30 mark. Based on the number of teeth.
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I usually take the cheap blade that came with mine and use it for old or used
lumber that might have nails or something in it. My good blades I send back to Forrest.
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Most of the cabinet shops in my area send their blades back to Forrest and so do I.

The less expensive blades do not have enough carbide and it is not hard enough to make it worth while sending them out to be sharpened.
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the cheaper blades such as the dewalt ones dont have very much carbide on the teeth thats why their not designed to be resharpend. where as the forrest and frued ones do
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Got it...so these DeWALT blades, when they're done, they're done.

When you say Freud blades, do these include the Diablo ones at Home Depot & Lowes?
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yes. all diablo blades are sharpenable unless their hte freud avanti blades that have a blue paint job around the teeth, those are hte throw away blades
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I send mine out to Darren Nelson----a moderator at Woodworking Talk--

I use a one price U.S. post office box----His work is good and prices fair---

I had bad results from local sharpeners---so I took a chance and it worked out well.
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yes. all diablo blades are sharpenable unless their hte freud avanti blades that have a blue paint job around the teeth, those are hte throw away blades
So with the Diablo and DeWALT blades being close to the same price, the DeWALT are pretty much a waste if the Diablos can be re-sharpened then huh?

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I send mine out to Darren Nelson----a moderator at Woodworking Talk--

I use a one price U.S. post office box----His work is good and prices fair---

I had bad results from local sharpeners---so I took a chance and it worked out well.
Wow, the man knows his wood! I will keep him in mind.
http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/index.html
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yes. all diablo blades are sharpenable unless their hte freud avanti blades that have a blue paint job around the teeth, those are hte throw away blades
I don't think Freud has anything to do with the Avanti blades with paint. I have one of the last "Avanti by Freud" blades. I bought it at Home Depot just before Freud sold the Avanti name to a Chinese outfit. No paint except for the lettering and it says Freud on it..

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