Why Should you sharpen your blades?
New blades are costly. By using a sharpening service, you can get your blade back to "brand new", but not at the brand new price. Most blades can be resharpened until the carbide is gone - which means that your blade pays for itself after only a few times of resharpening. Your valuable time is then spent on your product and not on trips to the store for new blades.
How do you know when your blade needs sharpening?
A dull blade takes more force and energy to run through material and it doesn't leave a clean, smooth cut - which means you will be spending your time sanding. Your blade will heat up, which can cause the teeth to chip and your blade to warp, leading to curved cuts. The dull blade will eventually leave burn marks through the cut material.
How do I ship blades?
Blades should never be stacked on top of one another. Be careful to always place something (cardboard, foam, etc) between your blades, and then wrap them tightly together to keep them from shifting during transit. Also, make sure your blades cannot move in the box for the best protection. UPS and USPS both offer priority shipping boxes that work great for blades. If you have more questions or need tips/tricks on the best way to ship, feel free to call us for more advice!