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#1 posted 02-15-2007 05:36 AM


I found a guy in NJ that sharpened with what he called his furniture grade sharpening with 600 grit diamond instead of 400 grit.

I get zero chipout on plywood as long as it is sharp.

Checking around in Delaware everyone wants to sharpen to 400 grit.

See if you can get 600, it could be that the new ones that you get from Forrest etc might be originally sharpened to 600.

But sharpening is the way to go. 15-20 bucks and you’ve got the equivalent of a new blade. Providing it was not a dollar-store blade to begin with.

I’ve taken some skill saw blades to him and he will say not worth sharpening or for another Ya! Sharpen it. So he can see the difference in quality of the original blade.

Unfortunately he is 200 miles from me now. So I might have to ship. But a 16” blade weight 20 lbs or so. (It seems like a ton)

I just picked up 2 16” blades from the woodworkers group that I’m a member of. They were given to the club by Seally mattress. One is brand new and the other has been sharpened. But they are both 60 tooth so good rip blades.

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