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