Q How much money can I expect to make in the sharpening business?
You should be able to make up to $60 to $100 an hour. As you gain experience and
regular customers, you should be able to group similar types of cutting tools to reduce
set-up time and improve your productivity. By doing so, you can make even more money.
Of course, the amount of time and effort you devote to your business will affect the
amount you make.
Q How much profit is there?
In most cases 90 cents of every dollar you take in will be profit.
Q How do I find out about how much to charge?
Here : Sharpening Rate Guide
Q Now, what about replacement parts and supplies?
All replacement parts and supplies are available for immediate shipment - direct from
Q Do I need any previous sharpening or mechanical experience?
No. The US-550 Universal Sharpener comes with a simple, easy to understand training
video. Most people are able be to quickly master the basic set up and be in business.
Q Can I set up the equipment in a van and have a mobile Shop?
YES, if you prefer. All you need is access to a 11O-volt A.C. to operate the motors on the
Q How much space do 1 need?
Many Shops are in the corner of a basement or garage. A 4-foot by 4-foot area is
Q Which kind of saw blade tooth does the saw blade sharpener sharpen ?
Q Does the saw blade sharpener sharpen the face and top of the carbide tip on
the blade or just the face?
You can sharpen only the face of the tooth with the US-550 PRO universal sharpener
like a tooth on a router bit is sharpen only from the face, never from the top (profile). In
this way the geometry of the tooth will not be changed. Sharpening this way is fast
(100 teeth saw blades take less then 5 minutes ) and each saw blade tooth can
be sharpened approximately 10 to 15 times, depending on the thickness of the
carbide ( look at picture).
Flat Top (FT)
Alternate Top Bevel (ATB)
Combination tooth (Comb)
Triple Chip Grind (TCG)
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