Sharp edges are essential for hand and power tool work. Hand tools are usually easy to sharpen right in your shop, but motor-powered cutting tools are a different story. Tablesaw blades, dado blades, jointer knives, planer knives, and router bits are best sharpened by a professional. In this article, Tom Begnal takes a closer look at sharpening services. He tells you what to look for in a good service and analyzes the dollars and cents of resharpening versus replacing a variety of blades and bits.

From Fine Woodworking #195