Is there a way to sharpen them?
So I would say that there is all kinds of ways to sharpen disc
cutters. After people try stoning,sanding and a lot of other time
consuming tasks they realize it’s not going to work as well as before
and time is money that could be spent elsewhere.Maybe close but not
You really should consider any tool that needs sharpening be taken to
a machine shop that has a grinder.I don’t mean a bench grinder
either.Have them take 15 or 20 thousandth’s off it and check for a
sharp surface on the tool and demagnatize it. Blades on things like
bench shears can be removed and sharpened too.
I do a lot of “sharpening” here because I have dies to maintain and
the disc cutters we use run by the thousands and require frequent
sharpening to keep the “evil” burs away.
Prices for sharpening shouldn’t be too high.It’s part of what you
haft to calculate into the cost when buying any steel tools or in the
area of tool and die cost’s.
I hear complaint’s about tools.I think that some people expect a tool
to last for ever and work perfectly all the time without any
maintenance or care. I think this, but know every tool requires a
little love sometimes…
Proper alignment will save you a lot of headache. Most disc cutters
can be taken apart for sharpening and sometimes misalign over a
period of usage.You should check alignment frequently. Bench shear
blades usually haft to be shimmed at some point and if you ask the
machine shop to give some shim stock for the difference they removed
on the blade it will save you time.