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Ballew saw sharpening service

So last wednesday, i finally decided that the combination blade ive been using for over a year now, beating the crap out of it too, could use a sharpening. I thought about sending it out to one of the services thatve been recommended on here before, but then theres all the issues with sending out a saw blade, what with shipping and handling and turnaround time and all that. A little bit of research turned up a place local called Ballew Saw and Tool.

So, i dropped in about half an hour before close, dropped off the blade, the gentleman working told me it should be about a week. This past Monday, i gave them a call checking on the status and was told "yup, its done, pick it up whenever".

Long story short, i now have a combination blade that cuts like brand new again, for the low low price of 15.50 (50t blade, no repairs beyond sharpening needed). Service was fantastic, if the salesman was a little gruff, and the results cant be sneezed at. No before and after unfortunately, but before sharpening i was bogging down when ripping a 2x4, after i could go through a sheet of phenolic-faced mdf without a trace of tearout and leave polished cuts in maple endgrain. Extremely satisfied with the results.

So yeah, if anybodys looking for a sharpening service, id check out ballew, particularly anybody in the springfield mo area

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So last wednesday, i finally decided that the combination blade ive been using for over a year now, beating the crap out of it too, could use a sharpening. I thought about sending it out to one of the services thatve been recommended on here before, but then theres all the issues with sending out a saw blade, what with shipping and handling and turnaround time and all that. A little bit of research turned up a place local called Ballew Saw and Tool.

So, i dropped in about half an hour before close, dropped off the blade, the gentleman working told me it should be about a week. This past Monday, i gave them a call checking on the status and was told "yup, its done, pick it up whenever".

Long story short, i now have a combination blade that cuts like brand new again, for the low low price of 15.50 (50t blade, no repairs beyond sharpening needed). Service was fantastic, if the salesman was a little gruff, and the results cant be sneezed at. No before and after unfortunately, but before sharpening i was bogging down when ripping a 2x4, after i could go through a sheet of phenolic-faced mdf without a trace of tearout and leave polished cuts in maple endgrain. Extremely satisfied with the results.

So yeah, if anybodys looking for a sharpening service, id check out ballew, particularly anybody in the springfield mo area
I've been using a small local sharpening shop for about 30 years. Started with the Dad, and now the Son runs it. Great work at great prices, and you don't have the hassle of shipping.

I took a blade in a couple of weeks ago, took a bunch of kitchen knives in at the same time. He sharpened the knives for $2 a piece while I waited, man they were dull. After watching him sharpen them I'm certain I can do it next time.

One thing that gets overlooked on saw blades is keeping them clean. The pitch on the blade will do more to make it cut bad than being dull. I use a 5 gallon bucket lid, and a little purple degreaser and the pitch comes right off.
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When you see smoke, time for sharpening.
I found a "seasonal" (aka winter) business, bunch of grain farmers. Took in a 10" x 80T t/c blade. I had forgotten how well they cut when sharp!
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