Serving All Of Mobile County Alabama
Phone: 251-583-5955
2941 Pretty Branch Drive West • Mobile AL 36618

Expert Sharpening Service

Its more than just sharpening - de-rusting, cleaning, adjusting and oiling as necessary are included with every sharpening service.

Service & Convenience

I combine old-fashioned service, techniques and workmanship with state-of-the-art technology to provide convenience.

Repair & Recondition

I repair & recondition all types of tools and cutting instruments and I will make your cast-iron skillet look & cook better than ever before.

Restoration

One of my passions is restoration of old tools, giving them many more years of use. I always work to maintain the integrity of original material and design.

Tool Stamping & Engraving

Stamp or engrave your hand tools and garden tools for $1.00 per item. Hand stamp wood or metal. Engraving for any metal surface. Acid etching too!

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.

My Recent Blog Posts

Local Chicago Cutlery Knife Sharpening

Chicago Cutlery Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama

I absolutely love Chicago Cutlery knives. But, the very reason I like them might make them inappropriate for you. Why? Because they wear down and dull easily and they are pretty easy to bend too. What some may see as negatives – the wearing and bending – can be a definate plus for you as it is for me if you are willing to put just a little more care into your knives. Let me explain:

Chicago Cutlery knives are made of steel that might be just a wee bit softer than other knife steels and the blades are much thinner than what some cooks like – but these are the advantages I am talking about. Softer and thinner blades allow the knives to be quickly sharpened and they can be sharpened to a much finer cutting angle than knives normally found in the typical kitchen.

I have just finished sharpening three Chicago Cutlery knives for a customer; a 65S, a 62S and a 72S. When the customer dropped them off they were so worn that they really did not have a cutting edge. Since these blades are thin, I was able to profile the cutting edge to twelve degrees. Now that is sharp! A straight razor is sharpened at ten to twelve degrees. And, it was easy to do because the steel is, as I said, a bit softer than many kitchen knives.

I know you’ve seen people cutting a sheet of paper or a newspaper to show how sharp a knife is. If you really want to see sharp, try cutting a napkin. A napkin is so soft it is impossible to cut with anything less than a razor edge. Take the knife to be tested and use its point to punch a hole in the napkin. Then, very slowly, see if the knife will cut the napkin without leaving a jagged edge. If so, that is what you can call sharp.

Here are a couple of pictures showing these knives cutting a napkin. It is not so easy to see, but look for the cutting line running from each hole.

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

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Published: March 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

A customer dropped off a Ninja lawn mower blade for sharpening and it definately needed sharpening. These are good blades but like all other blades the factory specs call for a cutting edge only as sharp as a butter knife. After looking at the beating this blade had taken, I decided to sharpen the blade somewhat different that the specs. Why? Well, quite simply, a butter knife is not very sharp.

I profiled a shoulder behind the cutting edge which was ground down “only as sharp as a butter knife,” and then put a super sharp edge ahead of that. What will this give my customer? Unless the mower is being used as a bush hog, my customer should get many cuts with a super sharp edge and once that edge dulls there will be a factory spec edge which again will give many cuts. I will wait until this customer has something to say or ask about the blade at which time I will give you the results of the change.

Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

Before Sharpening Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

Before Sharpening Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

After Sharpening:

Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

AFTER SHARPENING:
Local Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening for Ninja Blades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your grass mowing season off to the right kind of start – with sharp mower blades.
I sharpen all blades including:

  • Maxpower 561713 Mower Blade Set
  • USA Mower Blades
  • MTD Deck Mower Blades
  • Murray Riding Mower Blades
  • and pretty much all others

Price is $6.00 per blade which includes removing fractured material and balancing.

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Published: March 21, 2017

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

Wusthof Knife Sharpening in Mobile Alabama: Call Terry 2 251-583-5955

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

 

Boning knives to be somewhat flexible and very sharp. The best angle for sharpening a boning knife is 22 degrees. Here is a video showing how to use a boning knife to debone a chicken.

 

Many chefs that I sharpen for in the Mobile AL area use Wusthof knives. They are expensive but their performance satisfies even the most demanding chefs. If you are interested in these knives, I am supplying links below. If you do purchase a knife using these links I will receive a small commission for the referral.

Wusthof Classic 6-Inch Flexible Boning Knife

Wusthof Classic 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife w/Hollow Edge 46101-7/16

Wusthof Pro Boning Knife, 6-Inch

Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-Inch Boning Knife, Black

Wusthof Gourmet 6-Inch Boning Knife

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Published: January 5, 2017 | Comments: 0

Scissor Sharpening Service

Wiss Scissor Sharpening Service

Mobile Alabama
Scissor Sharpening Services

Wiss scissors offer a lot of quality for the price paid. I find that the older Wiss scissors to be of a little higher quality than those made today but maybe that’s just my imagination. I tend to give preferance to bringing older stuff back to life instead of replacing with something newer.

Wiss Scissor Sharpening Service

Wiss Scissor Sharpening Service
Super Sharp Shop
ph: 251-583-5955

I was recently sent two scissors by a customer in Illinois – a pair of Wiss No 27 and a Wiss No 28. Wonderfully made scissors with the same problem: rusted and frozen pivot screw.

Like most scissor manufacturers, the Wiss factory pings the threads of the pivot screw after initial adjustment making the screw impossible to adjust later. Many a good pair of scissors have been discarded simply because they could no longer be adjusted.

Rather than discard the scissors (afterall, she did go to the trouble to mail them to me), I decided to drill out the rusted-in-place pivot screws. I then re-tapped the threads (one 10-28 and one 8-24) and used star driven stainless screws. After adjustment the screws were set with a thread lock compound rather than pinging. I like this setup and hope the customer does too. If the thread lock compound does ever allow the pivot screw to move, a slight adjustment with a T-10 star drive should do the trick.

 

 

 

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Published: December 28, 2016

Gerber Knives Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service

Gerber Knife Sharpening

 

Gerber Knives
Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service

Gerber Knife SharpeningSpent a few minutes sharpening up an open frame folding Gerber knife. I set the cutting bevel angle at 22.5 degrees and it appears that was a perfect match for the new-from-factory bevel.

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Published: December 27, 2016

Disston One-Man 36″ Crosscut Log and Timber Saw

Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services
Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services :: Super Sharp Shop 251-583-5955

Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services :: Super Sharp Shop 251-583-5955

 

Sharpening A Disston One-Man 36″ Crosscut Log and Timber Saw

 

 

 

crosscut-saw-teethIt was a pleasure sharpening and setting this Disston one-man 36″ crosscut log and timber saw.

Crosscut saws come in two tooth styles:

(1) tuttle or champion which have two cutting teeth for each raker tooth and

(2) perforated lance which has four cutting teeth for each raker tooth.

sawteethThe champion tooth saw was designed for cutting hardwoods and it consists of two cutter teeth set alternately with an unset raker with a gullet between them. The cutters are wider and more massive than the lance tooth pattern which allows for heavy-duty sawing in hard, dry or frozen wood. The larger teeth are sharpened in more of an almond shape rather than in the pointed shape of a lance tooth.

The perforated lance tooth style was designed for cutting softwoods. However, both saw types were used interchangebly.

The difference between a Champion and Tuttle tooth pattern is the shape of the cutter teeth – whether they’re almond-shaped or straight filed. Tuttle is straight or triangle filed tooth and champion teeth are almond shaped.

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Published: October 7, 2016