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Planer Blade Sharpening Mobile Alabama Area


Bench plane and block plane blades have traditionally been beveled to 25°. The low-angle block plane has a bed angle of 12° and the blade comes honed at an angle of 25°. Standard angle block planes have the blade bedded at 20°. The bedding angle, plus the bevel angle, equal 45°, which is the same cutting angle as a bench plane and gives a very good finish on flat and difficult grain. Since the blade is used bevel up, the effective cutting angle will be 37°. The 25° blade bevel is ideal for fine trimming work on end-grain softwood and some hardwoods.

Jack planes are about 12–15 inches long, and the blade can have either a slightly curved edge for smoothing stock, or a straight edge for jointing stock. In preparing stock, the jack plane is used after the scrub plane and before the jointer plane and smoothing plane.



Published: June 25, 2017

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening Mobile Alabama Area

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

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

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.

Published: March 21, 2017

Scissor Sharpening Service

Wiss Scissor Sharpening Service

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.





Published: December 28, 2016