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Re: Sharpening router bits

Barry Irby
This is a conundrum for me. I was raised to be frugal and throw nothing away.

OTOH I had some hollow ground saw blades sharpened by a local service years ago and they sent them back with enormous set in them. They explained to me that they were mismanufactured and everybody knew every saw blade has set and even an idiot like me should know that.

So, I have second bit that matches the dull one and it cuts like butter, so clearly the used bit is dull. But sending it to a sharpening service risks spending nearly what it cost and ending up with a damaged bit or one that won't do the job.

I am thinking my disorganized lazy streak will prevail and the bit will be residing in my junk drawer and my kids will dispose of it someday.

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