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Re: New Blades
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2009, 06:57:03 AM »
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Re: New Blades
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2009, 10:19:52 AM »
Hi Campy,

I used to get my blades sharpened by an Amish fellow but it was a real pain because he lives 30 miles away and would never have them ready when he said he would. Eventually he moved back to Ohio from Ontario and I decided there and then to see if I could find a used sharpener and setter.

I checked all the websites for a period in time but eventually found what I was looking for from another Amish gent who makes sharpeners and setters. He had one used set in excellent condition that he let me have for $700. His new ones were about 3 times that price. They are high quality, well built sharpeners and sharpen the gullet and the tip.

My first attempt at sharpening was pretty dismal. The blades smoked and would dive into the log. So I went over to another Amish who I have known for years and he saws for a living. He came over and spent a few minutes looking at it. He said the cam was not tracking the blade profile properly and asked if I had a grinder. After a couple of minutes work, he had the the stone tracking the profile exactly. He reshaped the stone and adjusted the hook angle from 12 degrees to 9. He sharpened a blade for me and then watched while I did one. Total time away from home was 3 hours for him. I tried to pay him $50 for his time but all he would accept was $20. I now do a fair job of sharpening.

Like you, I don't saw for a living and only in the summer.  But I have always wanted a sharpener and a setter. If you hunt around you should be able to find something similar at a reasonable price. 

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