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Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« on: September 16, 2020, 10:04:40 AM »
Hi all;

My first post, thanks in advance and sorry if it repeats an old thread (though I don't see one).

I have a Woodland Mills HM 126, and clearly, a sharpener is needed :).  Any advice? What sharpeners do people have (that will suit these blades) and how do you like them?

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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 12:48:03 PM »
Welcome tonyg2k,  You will probably find there are many opinions on the subject of sharpeners here on FF.  I personally have a Cook's Cat Claw Sharpener, Dual Tooth Setter, and Band Roller.  I have been using them for going on 4 years now with good success.  I mostly only sharpen for myself, but have recently done some sharpening for others due to a local saw shop that has stopped sharpening band blades.  It was a big investment at the time, but has been a good one in my opinion.  I have never sent any blades out to be sharpened and have been able to saw any type of hard or soft wood I have put on my mill.  I would suggest you listen to others opinions (most everyone is passionate about the brand they purchased) before making a final decision as any decent sharpener will be a rather expensive investment.  I do believe you get what you pay for in the long run.  Good luck on your decision. GF
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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 04:07:34 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.
If you add your info , location, equipment, it helps others answer your questions.
If you are in the USA and only use a few blades a year, I would look at the Resharp service.
If you are in Canada, you need to buy your own Sharpening and Setting equipment, unless you can find someone that S&S blades nearby. 
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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 09:45:23 PM »
I have been looking at sharpeners, the ones built in Europe appear to be light weight grinders, the Cooks is a heavy weight grinder.  Just not sure I can handle moving it around. Cooks does have a special priced combo price right now, think it includes free shipping.

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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 02:22:28 AM »
Go with one that supports cbn wheels, do your self a favor. IMHO.
Saw millers are just carpenters with bigger bits of wood

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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 07:34:38 AM »
What about the woodland mills auto sharpener?  I'm just asking because I'm about to order a HM122 and was debating getting the sharpener with it.  

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Re: Which sharpener? (for bandsaw blades)
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 06:46:47 AM »
What about the woodland mills auto sharpener?  I'm just asking because I'm about to order a HM122 and was debating getting the sharpener with it.  
If it has a CBN grinding wheel, it is worth looking at. 
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