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its quite easy to sharpen them yourself, but dont let health and saftey see you doing it without a guide on your stone disc, il try and gather some info and tell you how to do it, remember to count 16 teeth otherwise you wont know where u started lol

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Please be very carefull in what you are doing here gents, it is very easy to lose fingers.

If I were to give advice on this subject and I wont, it would be to use a "White" stone only, the brown ones disinegrate far too easily.

 

Look in the Yellow pages for Saw Sharpening in your area, these guys sharpen just about everything, including Key machine cutting wheels.

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I would not advocate sharpening, as Hugh says, very risky. We received a directive from the EU a couple of years ago refering to 'incidents' where people had received injuries following cutter sharpening. Our decision was to remove cutter sharpening in order to prevent any problems arising from misuse. They suggested that we enclose 90% of the sharpening stone. :shock: Have you ever tried sharpening on a machine like that?

 

Tungsten heel cutter as standard and replacement steel forepart cutters is the way we go. :wink:

 

Keith

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But you are an exeption to the rule Tel :wink:

 

There are a lot more 'young' relatively inexperienced repairers out there nowadays who have not had the benefit of training or possess your level of expertise who we have to be mindful of.

 

We have to take our duty of care very seriously for obvious reasons :)

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i sharpen cutters every working day as they get some hammer, im young but in the six years of repairing never had any problems on the white stone disc

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your lynx machine had a very good attachment for sharpening cutters kieth and it was and still is a simple task to do like tell i have done this since the 80,s and shown at least 5 trainees to do it . they can all do it but will only do it if they have to becouse it scares them but i always tell them that if you treat it like a good women with care and attention then it wont hurt you

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I am a little bit puzzled here Keith & Peter.

Steel profile cutters of which I had 14 differing sizes would need to be sharpened on a weekly basis, some on a daily basis and one on an hourly basis. Are you saying that where there is substamtial use of these trimmers that they should be replaced each time that they need sharpening?

 

Dont tell me that it is better to use a tungsten one, H&S alone moves this cutter into the no go zone.

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tungsten sole trimmers are virtually unavailable now, the uk manufacturer no longer manufactures them. the steel ones can be sharpened yes, if properly trained and with good equipment but too many times i have seen them being sharpened improperly and without the right equipment. once i saw someone doing it freehand when the stone bit and it flew out of his hand, lethal. i just think it is better to replace them as most repairers only use 2 or 3 sizes and sending away for resharpening would cost as much as replacing.

 

the power master had the best sharpening system i have seen i'll get a photo when i can

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Shoe repairers sharpening cutters weekly :shock: Never seen it in 30 years in the trade

 

Well you can't trim the likes of JR products cleanly if you don't, I have a range of cutter sizes/irons, 4 of which are in regular use & get re-ground once a week.

 

If they weren't sharpened regularly then it wouldn't be a cutter, would it?

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