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Sharpening Buzz Saw Blades


I use an old buzz saw belted to my Farmall tractor that I use to saw up firewood. It came from my...

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:27 PM
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I use an old buzz saw belted to my Farmall tractor that I use to saw up firewood. It came from my great-uncle's farm and I used it with him when I worked there around 1980. At that time my dad borrowed it, removed the blade, and had it sharpened. I think it needs sharpening again. Is it possible to touch it up with a stone or file, or should I just remove it and have it professionally done? I only use it once per year.
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If it's not in bad shape you can touch it up with a file following the profile of the last professional sharpener. However if is bad better have it redone by a pro. By the way new blades are still available. Make sure you have enough set in the teeth to aleaviate pinching the blade. My new blade has about 1/4 inch of set and works great. have fun. Butch
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Available where? Sizes? How much $$$ ? Who
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Ken! I have sent you a private message regarding saw blades I hope you get it. If you don't, send me a message back. Butch.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Sharpening buzz saw blades

Butch,
I'd also be interested in that info! Why not publish it for all to see?

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Richard
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I second that.
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Default Re: Sharpening buzz saw blades

The only company still making circular saw mill blades I've been able to find so far is Simonds.
http://www.simonds.cc/pindex.html
There USED to be a number of saw dealers in Wisconsin but no more. Two that immediately come to mind are Harry R. Schell Sawmill Supplies at Blue River, WI, and Menominee Saw & Supply Co. of Menominee, MI, just across the Wisconsin border at Marinette.

http://local.yahoo.com/info-16765317...les-blue-river

http://www.menomineesaw.com/
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there is a place in rice mn. [blacksmith shop] that rebuilds and is able to make new saw blades fasinating place to spend an hour or two. One of the area blacksmith groups meets there from time to time [just checked google, rice mn blacksmith shop, and it will come up] [address & phone no.]
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Because so many of you folks are from such a large area I would try simmons and ask for a dealer in your area. I am not trying to be difficult on this matter as I don't know how far I can go by letting this info out without getting in to trouble with the staker site. I am lucky, here in Michigan that I have a few saw dealers with a hundred miles of me that hammers, sells new blades and does the fitting up of saws both large and small. I hope this helps you out. Butch
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I think that you're going to find a 28", or 30" blade rather expensive.
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Did you find saw blades?
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Default Re: Sharpening buzz saw blades

If you only use it a time or two per year, you need to file it just like saw chain---several times a day if cutting tough/hard wood!--I file mine all the time and have a Bellsaw sharp-all with circular saw holder (it handles 30" blades with no problem) It also has the setting anvil to put accurate and even set back into the teeth! thanks; sonny
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I built a buzzsaw blade sharpener. It uses a shop grinder and wore out chop saw blades, it works great. If interested, let me know. heins
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Heins, I'd like to see that saw Sharpener you made, can you post some pics or send it to me in a message please. I just restored a 32 inch Buzzsaw (see You Tube Video Post) and plan on using it an awful lot, year 'round. DanO'
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I don't build buzz saw blade sharpeners to sell but I will show you how I build them. Once I have a blade in shape, I can sharpen them in about ten minutes. I sharpened a blade for a guy and he told me it cut better than when it was new. Anyone that uses a buzz saw needs to build a sharpener. I will try to post a picture of my sharpener if I can figure out how. I mount the blade flat on a wheel spindel so it will turn and I mount a shop grinder with a small chopsaw blade on a henge so it will go back and forth at the angle I want and all I have to do is hold each tooth to the chop saw blade. I can change the angle and sharpen the front or back of the tooth. If I can help, let me know.
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Default Re: Sharpening buzz saw blades

hello Heins;
i would also like to see pictures of your sharpener.
a friend of mine has a buzz saw and his blade is dull and i would like to sharpen it for him.
Dan
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If you send me your e mail address, I will e mail you pictures of my buzz saw sharpener.
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HEINS, I Got the email & the Pics. Thank You Very Much, I will be making one simular ASAP. DanO'
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Dan O: I am trying to post the pictures on this site and can't figure out how, "HELP".
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