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Offline just_sawing

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Looking for a Professional Bandsaw Sharpening equipment
« on: August 12, 2010, 07:14:31 AM »
First of all I am NOT bashing WM or Catsclaw equipment but there is a step above that goes to high speed stone and cam lock setters. It appears that I am going to purchase one and I want to look at the other guys equipment first.
 I would buy from WM in a heart beat if they sold the professional series.
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Re: Looking for a Professional Bandsaw Sharpening equipment
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 08:35:25 AM »
They do, it's called the Pro series sharpener and setter.   Quite a bit more expensive than the Shop Series which I have. Both are CBN and dual tooth set.
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Re: Looking for a Professional Bandsaw Sharpening equipment
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 09:03:34 PM »
Just sawing,most professional saw shop equip is intended for wider bands than we commonly use.Really, probibly not cost effective unless you can find equip.used.I've got a cats claw and hope I live long enough to wear it out, its entrance level professional.Good luck, let us know what you find.Frank C.
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Re: Looking for a Professional Bandsaw Sharpening equipment
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 09:13:14 PM »
I used to work for Armstrong Mfg, now owned by Simonds.  They make wide band grinders but also some that go down to 2" bands, their #2S will saw shake saws down to 1".  I don't know what is special about the Shake saw, maybe the smaller clamp.

http://www.armstrongblue.com/Band_Saw/band_saw_equipment_frames_page.htm

I'd go with a WM CBN grinder instead of a "professional" grinder.  
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Re: Looking for a Professional Bandsaw Sharpening equipment
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 01:51:57 AM »
http://www.woodmizerblades.com/maintenance/ProSharpenerSetter.aspx

Here is a link to the WM Pro-Series sharper.   It looks to be much like the sharpeners WM uses in their re-sharp shops. 
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