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Old 02-01-04, 10:21 PM
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Can router bits be re-sharpened?
 
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Old 02-02-04, 07:30 AM
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Hello mmdavis and Welcome into my Sharpening Shop Forum Topic.

Yes. Router bits can be resharpened many times. Problem is it takes special machinery and special grinding wheels.

Diamond wheels for carbide and special grinding wheels for the steel bits. White and ruby stone wheels for steel bits. Neither the machinery nor the sharpening wheels are inexpensive nor practical for non commerical useage.

Angles and tolerances are very close, have to be correct and equally matched on all cutting surfaces. Router bits have several angles not visable to the eye. Each angle must be precisely duplicated and resharpened exactly as orginal. Failure to do so will produce poor cutting results and or destroy a bit.

It's worth the costs to pay for professional sharpening. Most carbide and or steel bits can be resharpened up to about 5x's, if not overly wornout or damaged.

Sharpening costs vary, but steel bits may cost 2-3 bucks each while carbide slightly higher. Unless they are done at my place. Here we charge dearly. Time is $$$$ and bits do take time to be setup in the machine and resharpened correctly....

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Old 02-02-04, 11:06 PM
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Thanks Sharp advice, you always give knowlegeable and friendly advise in your forum. All forums would do well to respond in like fasion. Thanks again.
 
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