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Makita SP600k - worth getting the blades sharpened?

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Eric The Viking

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Mine is just going 'off' a bit now.

I thoroughly cleaned the blade this afternoon and noticed the cutting edges are beginning to look worn (under a hand lens). It'll be OK for a while, but I have more 19mm chipboard to do soon (yuk), so I will have to do something about it.

It's a 44 tooth 165mm blade (unusual size). It looks quite well made, there's a reasonable amount of carbide, and a replacement is about £36-40. I ought to have a spare, but is it worth getting it resharpened? Has anyone done this, or is the blade just to be thrown away?

Thoughts from Makita owners appreciated...

E.

PS: We have a good Leitz franchise locally - I'll ring them in the morning to ask if it's too small for them to bother with. But thoughts still welcome!
 

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Any firm capable of sharpening sawblades will be able to sharpen it. I use Thames Valley Saw Sharpening service for my Festool blades.
 

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Most places have a saw doctor tucked away on an industrial estate nearby. Either try yellow pages or ask at a local woodworkers workshop and see who they use. Most places seem to have a weekly delivery/collection service to the trade and you might be able to leave your balde with a local pro and pick it up the following week. Charges tend to be per tooth say 25-30p per tooth perhaps?

Does it have a 20mm bore? Toolstation have a 165x 40x 20 blade by Freud for £17.85 in my Oct 11 catalogue

Bob
 

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Thanks both,

Leitz, I assume related to the optics company, have a sharpening place near Temple Meads station. They've done my SCMS and table saw blades in the past really well and they aren't expensive.

Lord K has encouraged me (that it's worthwhile). I've just looked at the Toolstation site - they must have sold out, as there are a few Freud blades, but I can't see the right size, even in the clearance section.

I'll take it to Leitz and put another one on the Xmas list!

Cheers chaps,

E.
 

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Hi Eric,

Always worth giving Bell Tools a ring - they are up the top Gloucester Road by the Monks Park turning for Southmead Hospital.
They specialise in Makita and stock a fair few blades for the tools, including branded Makita as well as Freud ones. (they also have a sharpening service as well)
Tel no is: 0117 9690288

HTH,

Andy
 

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Good point, Andy.

I like Bell Tools - I got my Makita SDS from them - they did a really good deal at the time too. They're a good place for router cutters in a hurry too, and the only people who had the right size box spanner for one of our shower fittings (42mm, IIRC).

I also like Pan tools in Bedminster, but they're more awkward to get to.
 

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Angus Bell the owner is a very good friend of mine - if you speak to Adam or Tom his sons, Ian or Dave who also work there and say I sent you they'll probably charge you double! :lol: :lol: :lol:

cheers,
Andy
 

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