View Full Version : Is there a way to sharpen your food preocessor blades?
01-12-2010, 12:28 PM
I think the nuts are dulling all my blades and I would rather not buy new blades but use what I have and sharpen them...but how? does anyone know what is the best process, is there a tool? a place I can take them, send them? any help would be great:)
01-12-2010, 01:17 PM
I use a fine sharp edged file that I have for sharpening Felco pruners. The file's either made by Stihl or Felco I think, and you could find one through an outdoor power equipment dealer that sells those brands. Any similar file or ceramic stone should do. You'd want to dress the top and bottom edges following the profile of the blade, and then each side of the serrations.It doesn't take much filing. Always push a file, don't pull backwards. Different blades serrations could take a different shape file, just try to match them up.
lil fairy z girl
01-12-2010, 04:27 PM
wow, thanks for your how to do pics!
01-12-2010, 05:37 PM
I will actually set my husband up with that task...good to know...would that work with blender blades too?? I may have done the same thing to my magic bullet:o:o...and I cannot afford a vita mix so I gotta use what I have.
01-12-2010, 08:09 PM
I use it for the bullet blades too. The upright blades are easy...it is thin enough to just get under the lower blades but you don't get much of a swipe. You (he) should be able to remove any burrs on them though. And you aren't looking for razor sharp because that will make them more prone to nicking or curling over. Be careful not to cut deep grooves when doing the serrations. That could lead to cracking which would be dangerous. Safety comes into play and I doubt the manufacturers would even suggest sharpening but if you are careful I don't see a problem with an occasional touch up. You just want to remove any material that is curled over and only make them about as sharp as they were when new. I only dress the serrations that feel botched up. I hope I am not crossing a line to suggest sharpening them, but having handled and sharpened knives since I was a knee high to a grasshopper I am comfortable doing it. If you're not comfortable doing them, the manufacturer probably would, or you might find a local sharpening service that would do them. There is one that sets up at our local farmers market.
01-24-2010, 10:20 AM
I thought you couldnt sharpen serrated blades?
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