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.

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Tri-Grind (TRI) – combination grind


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


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


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


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


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Published: January 2, 2019