My opinion there's a huge difference between sharpening and good sharpening. I've used a local company that turned a quality dull blade into a very sharp garbage blade. I've used an online company that sharpened a good blade and came back sharper and better than it was from new.It's a Freud. Looks like $60-$75 for a new one. I've found some ads for sharpening at $15-$20, so it would be worth looking into that option.