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Old 10-12-2012, 05:39 PM
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sharpen blades

What do you guys use to sharpen your blades? I know they make an attachment for dremels? Share your techniques!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM
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What do you guys use to sharpen your blades? I know they make an attachment for dremels? Share your techniques!
The attachment for a Dremel is worthless IME. I now use a Bradley Blade Sharpener but I got along fine for 5 years with a angle grinder with a flap disc. I use a cone balancer, some say it isn't accurate enough but I haven't had any problems yet.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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I have used everything from a flatfile, angle grinder, flapper wheel and drill. I always come back to my 70 year bench grinder with an adjustable tool rest to keep the 30 degree angle right.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:57 PM
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How do you balance them sorry I've always had my grandpa do this for me and he no longer can. Should have paid better attention
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:12 PM
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A little plastic cone. HD has them for less than ten bucks.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:39 PM
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On commercial units, I use an angle grinder, either air or electric. Usually I sharpen em in situ. On the smaller chit, I always use my air die grinder with a 3/4dia. carbide cylindrical burr. Absolutely will not burn the edge! If they are really bad I might use my angle grinder first, but always finish with the carbide cutter.
If I remove em to sharpen, I always balance em' with a magnetic unit, the same one that advertises on here.
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On commercial units, I use an angle grinder, either air or electric. Usually I sharpen em in situ. On the smaller chit, I always use my air die grinder with a 3/4dia. carbide cylindrical burr. Absolutely will not burn the edge! If they are really bad I might use my angle grinder first, but always finish with the carbide cutter.
If I remove em to sharpen, I always balance em' with a magnetic unit, the same one that advertises on here.
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So u just put them on the cone and make sure it sits level? MY have to take some more off of one side or the other?
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It it leans to the right, take some more off the right side.
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