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    We found the same thing with our smaller chipper Brian. So for a long time we just touched those blades up with emory until we got a wet grinder. If they got too buggered from metal or something, then we would send them out. Or in my case, run them over to my guy down the hwy. But those blades were small, not enough table on the grinder for an 8" blade and be able to keep it somewhat true.
    I think my guy here is still cheaper in the long run than me doing it myself. And I don't have a lot of time these days for shop time. Kids run me ragged with activities these days. Plus running my show. Sometimes I wonder if I whiped my ass enough as I run out the door again.
    Point being, how much money is your time worth and what could you use that time for.
    I guess you need to get a price first.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    The shop where we had ours sharpened had a huge machine, maybe 8' long. It went real slow squirting lubricant the entire time and he'd grind all the blades to perfect matching angles that would last a surprisingly long time. I always wondered how much that machine cost.

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    Yeah, life’s too short.

    I’ve got 4 sets, the machine shop does a bang up job for €30 a set.
    Iím condescending, that means I talk down to people.


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    Plus, when it's professionally done they last muy longer.

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    And balanced.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    I gave up on sending them out for sharpening many years ago. Just put new ones in every 6 months or so. Never have to reset the cutter bar since the new knives are always the same size.
    "The mind is the limiting factor." ~Robin Brown, aka Brownie

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    How many hours do you do in those 6 months?
    Iím condescending, that means I talk down to people.


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    Seems wasteful in my frugal opinion , I bought a few extras and send them when dull. All the while I never touch the Anvil clearance , just makes a slightly bigger chip. I'll feel better tossing them after they don't measure for a grind.

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    Throw them out my way!
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    Why don't you have them sharpened, Brett?

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