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Saw Sharpening Procedures


by Lowell Freeborn

  1. Receiving
    • Saws are marked with customer's name with electric etch or engraving tool. Order is written giving any special instructions
  2. Cleaning
    • Saws are soaked in a solution to loosen pitch, gum, and aluminum.  Also see our article Cleaning Saw Blades 
  3. Wash & Dry 
    • Saws are washed with fresh water, then dipped in a water soluble oil solution and dried
  4. Brazing
    • Saws are inspected and bad tips replaced as required, note on order.  See our Brazing section for more information on Brazing Carbide tips
  5. Hammering
    • Saws are checked on a test runout arbor and hammered as required. Note on order.  See our article Hammering Saw Blades
  6. Face Grind
  7. Side Grind
    • Saws are side ground as required.  Note on order
  8. Top Grind 
    • Saws are top ground as required.  Note on order
  9. Clean
    • Saws are sandblasted lightly, polished with grit paper or a brush or otherwise cleaned
  10. Inspect & Dip
    • Saws are inspected and dipped in hot plastic or otherwise packaged to protect them
  11. Shipping  
    • Order is completed and saws prepared for shipping