Additional Services Mobile Alabama Area
Phone: 251-583-5955
2941 Pretty Branch Drive West • Mobile AL 36618

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.
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PREVIOUS WORK

Repair & Recondition

I repair & recondition all types of tools and cutting instruments.

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.

Cast Iron Cookware

I de-rust and condition cast iron cookware starting with an electrolysis bath. There is seldom any need for any further surface conditioning with the exception of possibly some light sanding. Then, the conditioning makes them look and cook great.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF MY WORK

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.

Walking Canes

On occassion I will take time to make one of a kind walking canes and staffs. I even take orders for canes and staffs with custom themes. I have done canes for teachers, nurses, soldiers and more. I need months of lead time for custom work.

My Most Recent Work

Chainsaw Sharpening: How To Measure Chain Pitch

Chainsaw-Sharpening-Service-Mobile-Alabama-Area

Chainsaw Sharpening: How To Measure Chain Pitch

 

The pitch of a chain refers to the distance between its drive links.

It is determined by measuring the distance between any three consecutive drive links and dividing by two. Example: 3/4″ divided by 2 = 3/8″. Sometimes pitch is expressed as a fraction: 3/8″ and sometimes it is expressed as a decimal: .404″.

The pitch measurement of a saw chain helps reveal overall size of the chain–usually a larger pitch indicates a heavier and bigger chain.

The most common pitch used by professionals is 3/8″. It offers good flexibility, low weight, adequate strength, and good cutting speed.

Another popular pitch is .404″ and 3/4″ pitch chain.

Note: When replacing parts, keep in mind that the pitch of the chain, the pitch of the drive sprocket, and the pitch of the bar tip must all match.

Here Is A Nice Online Decimal to Fraction Calculator

MORE ARTICLES ABOUT CHAINSAW SHARPENING ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE MAIN PAGE

Published: June 23, 2017

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 definite 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

Published: March 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

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

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.

Published: March 21, 2017