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Salon Scissor Sharpening Mobile AL

Hair Shears Sharpening

 

Salon Scissor Sharpening Mobile AL

Salon Scissor Sharpening Mobile AL
ph: 251-583-5955

A customer dropped off a pair of ICE shears, model 1000 cut because they would not cut. They were given as a gift to the customer’s hair dresser and they failed. After looking at the shears it was obvious that they did need sharpening but the biggest problem was the tension setting. The tension is set with the pivot screw and as with most shears, the pivot screw was rusted in place. Only after four days of soaking and agitating in a break-free solution was I able to turn the pivot screw and get the scissor adjusted. I had to add a little to the sharpening fee in order to paid for my time working with the pivot screw but the total charge for cleaning, adjusting and sharpening was $14.00. I feel this is very reasonable as most shops charge $20.00 or more just to sharpen  hair shears.

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Published: May 24, 2016

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening

Circular Saw Blade Sharpener

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening

 

 

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Prices

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Prices

Sharpening of circular saw blades is probably something you will not want to do for yourself unless you use a lot of blades. In that case, you may be able to justify the expense of the equipment and the learning curve. That’s not to say the circular saw blade sharpening equipment has to be expensive – it does not. But the less expensive equipment does not offer the precision of the multi-thousand dollar machines so one must learn how to compensate for the lack of precision and introduce human hands to the task. That is what I do.

The first step I use is to make sure the blade is true, meaning that it has not been over-heated and therefore warped. When I receive a saw blade to be sharpened, I place it on the machine, which is perfectly level, and rotate the blade throughout its radius against a standard.

Second step is to clean the blade thoroughly and look for defects such as broken teeth or cracks. Any with damage are not sharpened. By the way, the cleaning also protects my equipment from getting gummed up with any goo on the blade.

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Prices

Circular Saw Blade Sharpening Prices

Circular saw blade sharpening prices is straightforward. My fee is $3.50 plus twenty cents per tooth. Sharpening of each tooth goes pretty fast AFTER the blade is set up. It has to be level and in alignment for each cut. Setup takes longer than sharpening.

Circular saw blade sharpening angles vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and blade to blade. Most customers do not recognize that the outside edge of each tooth as an angle set parallel to the rotation direction so there are actually two edges to sharpen for each tooth. The outside edge does not require as much work as the face of the tooth but it is necessary to make sure each tooth edge facing the circumference travel plane are of the same depth.

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Published: April 24, 2016

Hedge Clipper Sharpening Service

Hedge Clipper Sharpening Service

Hedge Clipper Sharpening Service

 

Sharpening hedge clippers is not that difficult but it is time consuming since there are two cutting edges to sharpen for each tooth and there is an upper and lower bar, one fixed and one moving. Also, the bars must be cleaned before sharpening and lubricated after sharpening. So, there is a bit more to it than first appears.

You can sharpen these yourself, but if you do, use a very small flat file and be sure you slide the file down the cutting edge at the same angle as already formed on the edge. If you like, a roto-tool with a carbide tip works very well as it allows sharpening of the gullets also. Just go slow and be careful to not remove too much of the metal.

After I finished this hedge clipper sharpening, I tried it out on my asparagus vines. They are small, limber and hard making them a good test. They worked like a charm.

If you want your hedge trimmers sharpened and lubed for the season, give me a call: (Terry @ 251-five-eight-three-5955

Hedge Clipper Sharpening

Hedge Clipper Sharpening

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Published: April 24, 2016