Help with auger sharpening

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Parks Guy
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2011/01/27 08:21:03 (permalink)

Help with auger sharpening

Hello All

I recently purchased an older Fin-BoreIII auger. This unit has a removable head not just the blades (similar to a Nils). I received both a six inch and eight inch cutting head that will need sharpening after this season. Does anyone know where I can get them sharpened? Bud Hall said he can not do it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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    Fisherlady2
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/27 09:10:14 (permalink)
    Hi Parks Guy,
    I haven't ever had blades sharpened, but there was a recent thread about it... may be a starting point to look at...

    http://forums.fishusa.com/m_365613/mpage_1/key_auger%252Cblades/tm.htm#365613

    Didn't read all of it, so don't know how many places are listed. Good luck in your search though.

    On a side note... has anyone ever checked to see if folks who sharpen saws/ lawn mower blades/ chain saw chains would sharpen auger blades? Quite a few of those shops around...
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    chrishinesg
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/27 17:13:36 (permalink)
    i have heard of certain bait shops that will sharpen blades for around 10 bucks a set...east end angler for one on rt 5...i have also heard that re-sharpened blades just arent the same as new...i'll find out soon as i just replaced my blades with new ones and will have old set sharpened and kept with my gear as spares...i'll let you know how the resharpened ones work out
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    JEB
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/28 11:11:18 (permalink)
    Better to just buy new ones, never had much luck with getting them sharpened.
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    270wbmag
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/28 14:35:40 (permalink)
    if its a hand auger..get new ones...they have 2 edges/angles and very hard to sharpen..
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/28 20:51:15 (permalink)
    Hand Auger blades can be sharpened, I have been doing mine for about 5 yrs, Remove the blades and use a fine grain stone. hone from left to right using counter clockwise strokes. Blades can be honed from the beveled or upper side only, never touch the flat or bottom side with the stenciled name on it for deburring. this will destroy the blades, you want to feel a burr all the way across the flat side, that is how you know it its sharp, never remove the burr. This does work . John

    thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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    RE: Help with auger sharpening 2011/01/31 15:20:55 (permalink)
    bump

    thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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