Knife Repair

I do a bit more than just sharpening – de-rusting, cleaning, adjusting and oiling as necessary are included with every sharpening service. I also repair loose slabs and pins. Drop off your damaged knife or email pictures with explanation of problem.

Metal Polishing

I combine old-fashioned service, techniques and workmanship with state-of-the-art technology to provide some pretty nice metal polishing. I polish aluminum, brass, stainless steel and other metals.
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Carpentry Tools Sharpening

I sharpen an extensive list of carpentry tools including circular saw blades, carbide shape cutters, router bits, dado blade sets, milling bits, hand saws, hand planes and more. Read More

CARBIDE BLADE SHARPENING

I sharpen just about any tool that gets dull, including circular saw blades, bandsaw blades, router bits, end mills, planer knives, granulator knives, slitters, chipper knives, multi-piece tooling sets, and more. If you have the need, ask about pick-up and delivery services. Normal turn around time is 24 to 48 hours for small quantities.

Router Bit Sharpening

Carbide Tipped Router Bits Sharpening Services

  • 1 & 2 Flute Straight Router Bits $6.50
  • 3 Flute Straight Router Bits $7.00
  • 2 Flute Formed Router Bits $9.50
  • Large Diameter Formed Router Bits are the same price as shaper cutters

Carbide Tipped Shaper Cutters Sharpening Services

  • 2 Wing $14.00
  • 3 Wing $18.00
  • 4 Wing $28.00
  • 3 Wing 5 piece set $60.00
  • 3 Wing 6 piece set $72.00
  • 3 Wing 8 piece set $96.00

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Mail-in Service

Send your items by Priority Mail and they will be returned within 48 to 72 hours. Include return postage with sharpening fees.

Repair & Recondition

I repair & recondition all types of tools and cutting instruments.

Woodworking Tools Sharpening Service

Super Sharp Shop offers woodworking tools sharpening service and reconditioning for a large range of woodworking tools including:

  • Carbide Tipped Saw Blades
  • Router Bits
  • Drill Bits
  • Carbide spiral bits
  • Shaper Cutters
  • Chisels
  • Chopper knives
  • Compression Bits
  • Frame knives
  • Frame saw blades
  • Groovers
  • Hand plane blades
  • HSS & Carbide Planer knives
  • HSS & Carbide Jointer knives
  • Profile knives
  • Inserts
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Published: January 11, 2019

Tramontina Knives

Tramontina Knives

Yesterday a customer brought seven knives from his kitchen’s knife drawer to the shop. None were alike and some had no maker’s mark or name so I did a little experimenting with sharpening angles and identification. Eventually, I found the faded mark on the Chef’s 8″ knife – it was a Tramontina.

Since this was my first experience with this brand of knife, I tried several different angles of sharpening and found the blade resisted creation of a burr until I started sharpening at about a fourteen or fifteen degree angle. The blade quickly responded to the diamond wheel at this setting and I followed the sharpening with a good polishing of the edge with rouge on the strop. I followed the polishing with cutting myself with the knife. Twice!

After a little first-aid, I checked out the knife on the company website and was impressed to read the knives “receive a thermal treatment which consists of hardening (heating the blade), subzero (cooling from 50 to -196 degrees), and tempering (increasing the steel elasticity) for a longer and more efficient life. “

The knives are stainless steel and certainly take an edge nicely. All in all a pretty good knife.

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Published: January 10, 2019

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Services

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Services Near Mobile Alabama

One of the sharpening services finished in the shop today was a freud 11562618 – 50/11, a 12″ inch, 100 tooth rip-cut blade. Freud makes superb blades and when I receive these in the shop I recognize the investment the owner has in the blade and enjoy bringing the blade back to like-new or better-than-new condition.

Circular Saw Blade Anatomy

This blade has a 10 degree hook angle bevel with an ATB grind and from-the-factory side grind polish. Sharpening this type of blade takes quite a bit more time than most of the common home-owner or building contractor type of blades. More time is required because the diamond wheels I use for sharpening must be alternated for every other tooth. And, the side of each tooth should be polished – usually with 4,000 grit diamond stones.

Circular-Saw-Blade-Anatomy-Diagram
Circular-Saw-Blade-Anatomy-Diagram

This diagram may help clarify some of the terms I use. Tooth design is the determining factor in deciding which blade is best for any application. Here’s a quick overview of how subtle changes in bevel, gullet and kerf affect cutting performance.

Bevel – Teeth can have a single bevel, two bevels or no bevel at all. Types of bevels can alternate from tooth to tooth on a given blade. The bevel is what gives a blade its specific cutting pattern.

Gullet – This is the space between teeth that clears the work piece of chips after the cut. The deeper the gullet, the more efficiently chips are cleared.

Kerf – This is the face of the tooth, where the actual cutting takes place. The pattern of alternating kerfs, known as the grind, decides what applications a blade is best for.

Circular Saw Blade Grind Types

Circular Saw Blade Anatomy – Tooth Grinds

Flat Top Grind (FTG) – best for ripping

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Alternate Top Bevel (ATB) – for cross-cutting, cut-off and trimming

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Triple Chip Grind (TCG) – perfect for hard, abrasive materials like non-ferrous metals, hardwoods and plastics

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Multi-Purpose Carbide Tipped (MCT) – for ripping and crosscutting, miter

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Tri-Grind (TRI) – combination grind

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Left Trim Grind (3/1) – good finish, one side only

Circular-Saw-Blade-Anatomy-Left-Trim-Grind

Right Trim Grind (3/1) – good finish, one side only

Circular-Saw-Blade-Anatomy-Right-Trim-Grind

Solid Surface Grind (SSG) – for extremely dense man-made materials

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High 30 degree ATB (MH) – chip-free cuts on melamine and plywood

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Published: January 2, 2019