Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sharpening as Recycling

Hello again.

   People talk about "going green" a lot these days. Having your items sharpened instead of replacing them is a great way to save money, and landfill space.   When we hear that folks throw away and replace items like scissors, chainsaw chains, or kitchen knives when they go dull, we cringe. A chainsaw chain ($35.00 new) can be resharpened many times for $6.00 per sharpening. It can be recycled when it is too far gone to sharpen.
  Scissors, knives, and other "cheap" items can also be sharpened inexpensively, and last a very long time.  Yes, you can buy a pair of scissors for $1.00 at the Dollar Store, but when it is dull, will you just toss it in the trash? The same goes for lawn mower blades, pruners, and hand saws.  They can be sharpened. and then recycled.
The next time you are frustrated with a dull tool, don't throw it away, call us or another sharpener. When we say it is dead, THEN you can recycle it or throw it away.  Keep it sharp and safe.

Never A Dull Moment!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

How to maintain a knife!

We get a lot of questions about how to maintain a blade after sharpening. Here is Alton Brown with a quick one minute tutorial. We suggest sharpening every six months, but with care, you can make your edge last for a year. BTW, When he says to leave the sharpening to professionals, HE MEANS US!! Death to pull through sharpeners!!!

Carving a turkey properly

Turkey carving is not an art, but sometimes seems that way. Watch Alton's tutorial. He says the first tool to have is...A SHARP KNIFE!!! Happy Carving!

How to cut Herbs


One of the questions we get all the time is how to easily cut herbs.  . This gets a bit repetitive at times, but the information is good throughout. Of course, on of the first thing he says is... "You need a sharp knife!" :) Enjoy.


Here we go again!


Here we go again with the Blog. Hopefully, we will get more than one follower.  :)
Here's a great video about how to replace your chainsaw chain, or remove it to bring it to us for sharpening. :)