How we sharpen blades

Blade inspection

All blades are disassembled and checked for general wear and broken teeth.

Removal of debris

Blades that are good for sharpening are given a clean

Grinding

The comb and the cutter parts are attached to the automatic grinding machine. 

We hollow and flat grind here. Some blades eg Oster A5 style blades are hollow ground. Others such as a Liveryman horse blade are flat ground. Some sharpeners only do hollow or only do flat. We find it best to grind the blades as they were designed by the manufacturer.

The blades are held in the correct position via magnets. This takes away any mistakes that could be made if done by hand.

Every blade is measured before and after grinding. This allows us to take off just the right amount of material for a perfect sharpen. Taking less material off means your blade can be sharpened more often. Saving you money!

Important Step

Every blade is cleaned to remove all abrasive grit. After a quick burst of compressed air, to dry the blade and make sure all grit is removed. They are oiled.

Cleaning

The blade is put back together and aligned to the manufactures specification. It's important the the cutter is in the right position and the tension is correct. 

Re Assemble

If the tension is too loose (or tight) the blade is disassembled and the spring re tensioned. 

Too loose the blade will not cu

Tension

All blades and scissors are currently posted out the same day 1st class

24 hour turnaround

Duncan Blades

17 Pembroke Street

Bootham

York

YO30 7BB

Tel: 07859 825 114

Email: info@duncanblades.co.uk

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