Blade Sharpening

Blade Sharpening

 

Blade sharpening discussions among my friends and associates occur less frequently now than in the past. Why? It’s because the topic of sharpening is very similar to discussion about religion and politics and you know what is said about that. I’m just kidding of course. I have very few discussions about the topic any more. I now find myself in the awkward position of being the “expert” everyone comes to. They come with only a few questions; and they come with lots of dull knives and tools. This standing is not enviable as you might be thinking because (1) I don’t consider myself an expert, and (2) it puts me in a postion of responsibility that I take seriously. Taking into account number one and number two results in number three (3) I have to try to learn more everyday about blade sharpening – either through reading or practice. I feel obligated to teach and perform when there are many days that all I want to do is tinker, read or watch “Gunsmoke.”

Lawnmower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama Area

Lawnmower Blade Sharpened in Mobile AL

 

Your lawnmower blades make around 800 chops per minute and in most lawns the material available for cutting includes sticks, small stones and other debris you do not notice. Lawnmower blades take a terrible beating. The steel used for mower blades is relatively soft too, around 40 to low 50 Rc which means they do not hold an edge like most knives.

So, what’s the best way to sharpen lawn mower blades? For most blades, use a file to put a chisel edge on the top side of the blade. A very small touch up to the bottom is usually all that is necessary. Do not try to turn the blade into a razor–it’s a waste of time and the blade will dull somehat quickly anyway.

Another note: If you use a grinder to apply the chisel edge, be very careful of how much heat is generated in the blade. Go lightly, very lightly with a power grinder. Every time you generate heat you are softening the blade which means you will be replacing them sooner than you would like.

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Published: March 16, 2016

Guy Fieri Chef’s Knife Sharpening

Guy Fieri Knife Sharpeing in Mobile AL

Knife Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

 

Guy Fieri Knife Sharpeing in Mobile AL

Guy Fieri Knife Sharpeing in Mobile AL

It’s a real pleasure to sharpen knives for people that know quality. Take a look at this beauty, a Guy Fieri ER 28 Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s Knife with 8-Inch Blade. It’s made of High Carbon German Stainless Steel. I put a twenty degree bevel on this beauty and it cuts like no tomorrow. This was the fanciest knife out of a group of five this customer brought for sharpening.

If you need knives sharpened in Mobile AL or Baldwin County Alabama, give me a call at 251-583-5955

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Published: January 28, 2016

Blade Sharpening Mobile Alabama

Sharpening Mobile AL Woodworking Tools

Blade Sharpening Mobile AL

Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. If you need your woodworking tools sharpened, give me a call.

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Sharpening Mobile AL Woodworking Tools

 

Call Terry at 251-583-5955 For:

Sharpening Wood Chisels
Sharpening Nail Sets
Sharpening Block Planes
Sharpening Hand Saws
Sharpening Circular Saw Blades
Sharpening Drill Bits
Sharpening Table Saw Blades
Sharpening Router Bits
Sharpening Planer Blades
Sharpening Jointer Blades

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Published: September 11, 2015