Forrest Manufacturing offers saw blade sharpening and repair services, regardless of the saw blade brand.
Forrest Manufacturing provides in-factory sharpening at its Clifton, N.J., facility and repairs of all makes of carbide-tipped circular saw blades for woodworkers and other craftsman, regardless of the brand.
According to vice president, Jay Forrest, other companies may not offer these sharpening and repair services because they regard them as too labor-intensive or not profitable. But, he says Forrest recognizes the need for these services, and so, offers in-factory sharpening for other brands of saw blades, as well as repairs such as tooth straightening and tip replacement for all makes of carbide-tipped circular saw blades.
Jay Forrest explains: “The type of usage a blade receives is an important factor in determining how soon it needs sharpening. For example, an industrial concern that cuts melamine for eight hours a day may need to change blades daily. A furniture manufacturer working with exotic hard wood is likely to need blade sharpening more often than someone using soft woods. On the other hand, some hobbyists may go years, even decades, without sharpening their carbide-tipped circular saw blades.”
Forrest's in-factory sharpening process takes approximately 20 minutes per blade, utilizing automated, high-speed, diamond-grit machines with flood cooling. The two-step process first sharpens the front of the tip by face grinding, then fine-finishes the top of the cutting edge. Charges for these sharpening and repair services vary according to the diameter of the blade and number of teeth, and customers are responsible for paying shipping costs for the blades to and from the factory. The average turnaround in-factory is about a week, but customers should also allow time for shipping. For more information on Forrest Manufacturing's services or saw blade offerings, visit www.forrestblades.com or call 800.733.7111.
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