Circular saw blades!

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by leechy, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. leechy

    leechy New Member

    I have a load of blades that are blunt, damn worktops! but are in good condition overall.

    Can I sharpen them myself? if so how? or should I get them done at a shop? can someone reccomend somewhere?

    cheers
     
  2. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    Get it done, will cost £10-20 depending on number of teeth.

    Where are you.

    Jason
     
  3. leechy

    leechy New Member

    Jase

    I'm in Reading, Berkshire!

    Do you know anywhere?
     
  4. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    Not my neck of the woods

    Try local tool shops and hire shops, my local ones don't do it in house but have a weekly service so if you know what day the van comes round you will only be without the blades for 8 days.

    If your only using cheap quality blades it may just be worth replacing them, but if its a decent one you should get about 4-5 sharpenings out of it as they usually have thicker teeth to start with. I assume you are talking TCT blades?

    Jason

    Jason
     
  5. stu888

    stu888 New Member

    OK. Circular saw blades. Small Rant. Why can't I find 170mm ones? Not even on E-bay. I lie. Found one in June in Focus and haven't seen one since. Seriously. And that cost 2/3 the price of the (B&D) saw. What's that about?
     
  6. diyhopeful

    diyhopeful Active Member

    Stu88,

    B&D still make a 170mm saw so a B+d supplier should have them. And Trend make them.

    Search on Google for 170mm blade.

    they seem to be around £25.
     
  7. wood butcher

    wood butcher New Member

    try a tool hire centre they normaly have a tool sharpening service
     
  8. bonnie the botch

    bonnie the botch New Member

    HI ALL , i saw some blades on ebay last year the prices were fantastic the sizes all ok but the seller woulnt post outside the poxy usa , woundme right up .
     
  9. JMH

    JMH New Member

    get them sharpend, they'll be better than new. If Harlow is any where near to you try Leitz Tooling. (01279) 454530
     
  10. taffy

    taffy New Member

    bin um you can buy new ones cheaper at www.woodfordwm.co.uk
     
  11. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    I'm with JMH on this.
    They are likely to be reground better than when new.
    It was my experience on Milling machines for 30 years that regrinds cut better than new cutters.
     
  12. 2be2

    2be2 New Member

    Try Wokingham Tools, 97 Wokingham Road, in Reading.
     
  13. 2be2

    2be2 New Member

    ... or the tool shop on Kings Road, a few shops towards town from the Warwick Arms. Last time cost 20p/tooth.
     
  14. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

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