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New Sharpenin' Contraption
« on: March 12, 2005, 07:20:52 PM »
Bought a used woodmizer sharpener and setter Friday from Plowboy.  :)  I spent all last night and most of today, watchin' da video, readin' da manuals, adjustin', tinkerin' and generally just tryin' ta figure da DanG contraption  out.
Well after all dat educatin' , I just had ta try er. So I dug out a dull blade and put er to da test. Well I got er ta lookin' purty fair, so I stuck it on da setter and got da teeth ta point every which way.  ;D
Had ta see if she'd cut, so off ta da mill we go. Well I be DanGed, not only did it cut , but it cut really good.  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  Now if I only knew what I did, so I could duplicate da results.   :-\
I am a true TREE HUGGER, if I didnt I would fall out!  chet the RETIRED arborist

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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2005, 10:53:02 PM »
Try setting first then sharpening.  I think WM says otherwise but I have found setting first to be a time saver becuase I dont have to de-bur the teeth.  I think there was some stuff in the old Knowledge base.  http://www.forestryforum.com/tips/tips.cgi?display:1009941819-12719.txt

Another great option is the sharpening stone that Coleman Sawmill Supply sells.  They are out of Indianapolis and advertise in Woodlot.  It is a blue Ceramic type wheel. Gets the blades MUCH sharper than the WM stone.

I love my sharpener and now find that I am getting at least 6-8 sharpenings when doing it myself where as before I was only getting 4-5 using the resharp service.  Not sure why they reject blades so soon but I am getting lots of life out of them now.


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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2005, 10:58:51 PM »
Kirk,
Thanks for the hint on the stone. I was looking at a ceramic stone that Cook's Saw has also. Do they seem to last pretty well?
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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2005, 11:20:40 PM »
I'll have to second the question about the ceramic stones. How are they as for price? Are they hard to shape and what do you shape them with? Lot's of questions. I seem to go through the woodmiser stones pretty fast. LeeB
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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 12:33:27 AM »
Chet,

I've been using the ceramic (blue) stone from Cooks for a long time now, and have had good service from them!  They last much better than the regular stones I started with and not much more expensive.  I think the last ones I purchased were about $16.00 each.  They are relatively easy to shape and hold it well.  I also use the Cat Claw sharpener from Cooks, which is a dry grinder, so I can't speak for their performance on grinders that use water.

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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2005, 05:35:17 AM »
Glad to hear that the sharpener is working out for you.   :) :)

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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2005, 08:28:29 AM »
Have never seen a blue ceramic stone! ::) Have used a red, delivered by my brothers Oregon sharper. Have to dress it after 1 or 2 blades.
Tryed a white ceramic stone a week ago wich looks to last much longer. Dressed it once with a special stone for dressing and then sharped 9 blades!

 As I asked the other day, does anyone have any experience from metal disc for saw chains? It looked working good but the blades seems to get dull much faster. ::)
Did I make anything wrong or does it depend of the metal disc?

Swede.
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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2005, 06:23:36 PM »
Chet,

Glad to hear you got your sharpener!  I hope it allows you to get your sharpening done when and how you want it.

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Re: New Sharpenin' Contraption
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2005, 06:35:07 PM »
Do you know if those stones will fit on a Dino Sharpner???????


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