We are the only shop to offer the SuperSharp premium blade sharpening process that last longer, cuts better and saves wear and tear, extending your tool's total service life. When you consider the equipment investment you've already made, ensuring you have the best quality sharpening service has a direct impact on your bottom line. Rely on our high degree of expertise to maintain the quality, finish and long-lasting nature of your specialized blades.
It takes a high degree of expertise to maintain the quality, finish and long-lasting nature of your specialized blades. At Burns, our sharpening experts have been providing exceptional cutting edges since 1934.
Burns performs high-end, industrial sharpening of most cutters, knives and saw blades, specializing in carbide-tipped blades & cutters. We use very fine grit diamond wheels for highly precise sharpening. The results? Better blade performance that produces a smooth finish without chipping. And our state-of-the-art automatic carbide grinders for carbide tooth saw blades turn out a perfect edge every time.
Our five point inspection
We take the extra step to ensure perfection.
After every blade is sharpened, it must pass our rigorous five-point inspection before we dip it in protective coating and return it to you.
Our skilled sharpeners inspect for:
Edge quality and point sharpness
each tooth is visually qualified under a 30x magnifier.
Tolerance of the various tooth geometry.
So when your business depends on precision cutting, depend on the craftsmen at Burns to keep it that way.
That’s Burns 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Send us your blades for sharpening, and if you don't agree it's the best, we'll fix it! Test your newly sharpened blade as soon as you receive it, and if you're not happy with the result, return it right away with a sample cut of material and we'll re-sharpen it to your satisfaction at no charge. And we'll credit you for the original sharpening.
What our customers think
"Just got my blades back today and want to send a note of thanks. I haven't used all of them of course, but the two that I did were sharper than anything that I've ever used. I went through some significant hardwood like a hot knife through butter (sorry for the cliche, but I couldn't think of any that would better describe how smooth the cuts were). Should I have surgery in the near future, I hope your company is the one that sharpens the blades. I also appreciate the service - your verbal and written communication with me, and I especially like being able to track the shipment after you sent it out. You can use me as a testimonial for your skill and service. I've already got some more blades set aside to send your way. Thanks again."
"Recently I sent 4 10 inch blades to be sharpened and I must admit that my blades have never been this sharp until now. I've tried to utilize our local businesses to do the sharpening but they somehow not able to do the job right. Thank you for a job well done."
"Burns' sharpening is, by far, the best we've ever had. Being in the plastics industry we need a perfect cut, and Burns' saw blade sharpening gets us the quality of cut that we require. When we upgraded our saw blades our previous service could not achieve an acceptable result. We went hunting and found Burns Tools. The router bits even cut better than new after their sharpening! I highly recommend Burns' sharpening service."
"I’ve been in architectural woodworking for 35 yrs, and would not use anybody else for my sharpening. I highly recommend Burns Tools."
"WOW...I sent in one blade for trial and I am floored. I heard that I should expect the sharpened blade to be sharper than the original, but WOW, I can't believe how effortless it is to cut now. I have never experienced such a sharp and easy cut. I will definitely be sending more blades in for sharpening"
"I cut plexi, styrene, wood, aluminum, acrylic - probably at least 10,000 cuts a day. SuperSharp gives my blades a longer lifespan. We used to have to sharpen every 3-4 days. With this sharpening I can go a week and a half. The difference is phenomenal. Cutting is everything - if the cut's no good the display won't go together right."
"Orion has chosen Burns Tools as our primary supplier of small power tools and tooling. We entrust all of our saw blades, shaper cutters, and CNC tooling to their sharpening department run by Russell Bodington. Their quality of work has improved the performance and life of our tooling. We have done business with Burns Tools for many years because of the reliable services and workmanship they provide."
"Just got back my first sharpening order from you folks on Thursday last week and put the first blade in service this morning. Man, what a job you folks did!! I'm sure this blade didn't cut this well even when it was new. And the planer blades look GREAT!! THANKS!! I'll be sending more blades soon."
"Just put a re-sharpened 10" rip blade on my 3 hp Delta cabinet saw and cutting hard maple was better than a brand new blade. Many thanks for a great job. I will refer any friends needing sharpening services to you."
What does it cost?
Blades up to 17 inches
|Number of Teeth||Alternate Top Bevel (ATB)||Triple Chip Grind (TCG) and Alternate Top Bevel With Raker (ATBR)|
|up to 20T||$12.25||$14.25|
|Carbide Tip Replacement|
|1-5 Teeth||$4.25 / tip|
|6+ Teeth||$3.25 / tip|
|Router Bit Sharpening Prices|
|One & Two Flute Straight||$4.15|
|Three Flute Straight||$5.15|
|Two Flute w/ Bearing||$6.15|
|Three Flute w/ Bearing||$6.76|
|Formed (Corner Round, etc.)||$6.15|
|Formed over 1-1/2” diameter||$9.15|
|Raised Panel up to 3-1/2”||$12.25|
|Regrind Bearing to match||$2.25|
|3-Wing, up to 1-1/2” Width||$16.25|
|3-Wing, 1-1/2” Width & up||$19.25|
|3-Wing, Raised Panel||$25.25|
|Spiral Router Bits|
|One & Two Flute||$14.25|
|Three & Four Flute||$16.25|
|Spiral Compression Bits|
|E-Cut Blades (Straight Plunge)||$10.00|
|Cannot sharpen circular and segment blades|
|1” and up||$3.50|
|High Speed Steel Knives|
|Up to 6”||$4.75|
|Over 6”||add $0.75 per inch|
|$2.50 per inch, Minimum $12.50 per knife|
Frequently Asked Questions
Your saw blades should be changed frequently to avoid excessive wear to the carbide tips. Waiting too long to have your blade sharpened sometimes results in us having to take off more carbide than would have been necessary had the blade been sent to us sooner. Frequent changes could also prevent the possibility of carbide tips breaking off during use. In the long-run, you are much better off sending your blade in for sharpening sooner rather than later. Waiting too long will shorten the life expectancy of your blade. Once a blade dulls, many unfavorable variables, such as heat buildup, increase and cause excessive wear and tear. You never want to get to the point where you are burning the edge of your material.
Make sure your blades are not stacked together without protection between them. Cardboard saves carbide!
NO! Send it in to us, and we will replace the teeth for you, as long as it is cost-effective to do so.
I've heard many sharpening services have difficulites sharpening Festool blades and Forrest blades. Can you sharpen them?
YES! This is our specialty!
I can’t stand to be without my blade for a week while it is getting sharpened. How can I get it back sooner?
Any shop should have a minimum of two blades for each type of material that they cut. One will be on the saw, one out for sharpening. Ideally you would even want a third blade in storage in case something happens to the blade that is on the saw. Contact us at 800-341-2200 and we will quote you on your ‘backup’ blades.
I’ve already got someone locally who sharpens my blades. Why would I send them all the way to Burns?
Just make sure your sharpener is properly equipped to sharpen your types of blades. Make sure they have made an investment in the latest machinery and equipment. Also, make sure they wax-coat the blade after sharpening to protect the teeth. Lastly, make sure they are not grinding away your carbide too quickly. We take off the minimum amount of carbide possible at each sharpening.
Next time your blades are ready for sharpening, send them to us for a trial. When you get them back, there is a good chance that you will feel the difference when you cut with them.
Our blade tensioning and hammering techniques have been passed down through generations. We should be able to fix your blade(s).
Yes we can. Cermet is ground the same as carbide, but any broken tips will not be replaced as cermet. We have done these blades before, they are generally for a pipe cutting machine..
Yes we can do this. Please supply us with the degree of angle, and left or right tilt saw when the blade is sent in.
We ship via UPS and charge actual cost to ship. So basically, it will cost the same amount that it cost you to ship your blades to us.
Please examine your saw for buildup on the flanges. This is a common problem, causing the blade to be out of balance when mounted on the saw. If that doesn't help, please contact us and we'll be happy to help out!