- Greetings all, I have just had my challenge blade sharpened in San Francisco
at Quality Saw Works, 1 Loomis Street, 94124
TEL. 415-282-3060. The blade was shipped to them on Thursday by UPS and
returned back to me Wednesday. Well worth it, I thought, shipping and
sharpening $33 for a 30" blade.
I had been given this cutter with two blades separately packed. When I
went to put the blade in, the bolts would not enter the threads. After
hours of runs to all the local hardware stores without success, I called an
engineer friend over to have a look. He discovered that the blade was made
for 1/2" diameter and 12 t.p.i. bolts. All of the bolts I could find in
town of 1/2" diameter were 13 threads per inch. I even checked the machine
shops for machine screws. Nothing.
We began in his shop at 7 p.m. and by 10 p.m. he had made six new bolts with
the correct 12 t.p.i. of the correct length. By, 12 midnight we had the old
beauty cutting like a dream. For any of you acquiring a cutter, don't throw
away any hardware that might be included with the cutter, they may be hard
to find, or I just haven't found the proper source for them.
There you have the requested report of my findings with Quality Saw Works.