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Sharpen your own circular saw blades?


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Hello. I purchased a few weeks ago a tool for sharpening carbide circular saw blades. It is VERY cheap and will pay for itself in no time. Before purchasing it, I watched several videos on YouTube. After the 5th or 6th video, I decided to buy one. I first sharpened a couple of 7 1/4" blades to get use to the equipment. I made a few improvements on the equipment that really helped stability. Now, since I purchased it, I have sharpened a total of 11 blades... 2 - 7 1/4" blades, 2 - 9" blades, 4 - 10" blades and 3 - 12" blades. The cost to have these blades sharpened (excluding the 2 - 7 1/4" blades) would have cost me about $180.00, The shipping cost to send the blades AND receive them back would have been about $30.00 + $30.00 = $60.00. The total cost would have been about $230.00 bucks. The equipment total was only $54.99 with a coupon. Use this number in the "Coupon Code" box and save 20%: 16280135 (This coupon code is valid thru 12/31/20.) It has more than paid for itself in a very short time.
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MGF, Master Grumble Framer
I got one years ago, it works great. you can get replacement Diamond Coated grinding wheels on ebay
mine is setup to sharpen one size blade I found it time consuming to setup for different size blades

Larry Peterson

PFG, Picture Framing God
I have a few concerns but as I am not an expert I am hoping one will comment.

On a personal level, I would like to play with one, but not on my expensive framing blades. I could see a construction framer using one on cheap construction framing blades.

I don't know a lot about picture framing blades but I do know the geometry is different than normal blades; and more so for blades for acrylic. How does a cheap sharpener accommodate different geometries?

And this is a cheap sharpener. A quick look on amazon shows them in the $200-600 range. Harbor Freight is where I go for one time use tools or tools I don't care if I destroy them. Quality tools; I don't go to the Harbor.

Maybe TripleChip will join in the discussion.

I am not going to forgo professional sharpening.
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