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any advice? thanks

joey

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post #2 of 9

I usually just replace the blade. Dexter sells replacement blades for about 8 or 9 bucks. They are a 10 degree single bevel.

 

To resharpen the used blade I mount it to a threaded rod and twirl it lightly against a belt sander. I then run the flat side against a stone to deburr.

 

Cut resistant gloves are a must with an unmounted circular blade. They give me the willies.

 

Jim

post #3 of 9

I chuck them in a drill press or drill on low rpms and touch them up with water stone. Bear in mind these are cheap s/s and not designed to hold an edge

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post #4 of 9
It's not worth the time it takes to re-sharpen. Either buy a wheel that allows you to replace the blades, or buy cheap wheels and just chuck them when they get dull.

BDL
post #5 of 9
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thanks all,

i don't really want to chuck it as it's not a cheapo...good weight and balance...great actually.....it has a screw for the wheel so i'll look into getting replacement wheels...didn't know they even existed, but why have a screw even right? i was just thinking/hoping i could just hit it with a steel or something...and yes bdl before you start rolling your eyes i know that a steel doesn't sharpen...just thought maybe i could steal(steel) a little bit more time...sigh...thanks all.....

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #6 of 9

Hey wait a second. What kind was it? 'Tis the price of advise. ;)

 

If the edge has rolled over onto the flat side steeling may help or remove and rub flat on a stone to see if that helps.

 

Jim
 

post #7 of 9

use a rotary stone like one you put on electric drill or a belt type sander.

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for those of you who would throw me to the wolves for using this sharpening method, please avert your eyes. sorry, but here goes...

i sharpened my kitchen aid s/s pizza wheel with an 'accusharp'.  for those of you unfamiliar with an accusharp, it's a handheld sharpening device only used by the very very lazy or the very very uninformed...gotta tell you though, it worked beautifully so there's that......if you're wondering why i even possess such a thing, doesn't everyone?

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #9 of 9
I had a friend give me one of these--or at least something much like it as mine's a no-name, not a LamsonSharp.
http://www.amazon.com/LamsonSharp-Stainless-Steel-Pizza-Rocker/dp/B00004WGUQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1337371961&sr=8-8

I've been very happy with it. Bulky to store, but does an awesome job on pizza. Easy to touch up on standard sharpening gear.

Being a nerd with nerdy friends, we joke about cutting our pizza with Klingon honor as it bears some resemblance to a Klingon Bat'leth.

I admit, i wouldn't have bought one for myself, but if this one were stolen, lost or damaged, i'd buy another as I like it that much.
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