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#2070356 - 11/19/09 09:23 PM
Auger blade sharpening
Carpenter Offline
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Anyone have a good place to get ice auger blades sharpened? Thanks,
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#2070373 - 11/19/09 09:42 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Carpenter]
leech~~ Offline
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Originally Posted By: Carpenter
Anyone have a good place to get ice auger blades sharpened? Thanks,


Anyone sharpen their own and have some pic's on how to do it! wink

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#2070564 - 11/20/09 07:40 AM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: leech~~]
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there used to be a small shop in pillager that did blade sharpening right off the main drag near the highschool. who knows if its still around this was about 10 years ago.

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#2070602 - 11/20/09 08:11 AM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Acemac]
leech~~ Offline
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I want to try and sharpen my own so I can have them shape when needed and don't have to wait for them to come back. How too? Any body confused


Edited by leech~~ (11/20/09 08:11 AM)

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#2071002 - 11/20/09 01:58 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: leech~~]
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GM sells a sharpener hanging by the replacement blades, package has G Roach's pic on it. I think it was about 8 bucks or so.
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#2071185 - 11/20/09 05:29 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: bmc2b]
Bob Schroden Offline
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I read on the Strikemaster website that "Lazer" blades cannot and should not be re-sharpened.

I have had mine exchanged at local bait shops and they seem to work as good as new.

I wonder if they put it on there site just to sell more new blades every year?
Anyone have bad luck with re-sharpened blades?
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#2071194 - 11/20/09 05:40 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Bob Schroden]
harvey lee Offline
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The Nils has to have the blades sharpened as it a shaver type blade. When I had my Jiffy with the chipper blade, I would run a file over the edge after every few times out and the blades lasted for years.

Just a little maintenance will keep those babies cuttin.

You may believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you take the time to water yours, it would be just as green.



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#2072583 - 11/22/09 06:44 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: harvey lee]
leech~~ Offline
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I do resharpen my chipper blades with a file from time to time, but it would be nice to know what the pro's used when you send them into get done? confused

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#2072606 - 11/22/09 07:15 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: leech~~]
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I would find it hard to believe if they would tell others how to sharpen the blades.

I guess that would create a shortage of work.

You may believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you take the time to water yours, it would be just as green.



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#2072907 - 11/23/09 07:27 AM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: harvey lee]
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Loc: Rockford,Mn.
I'm not sure but the sharpener I got I believe was purchased from strikemaster themselve's in Big Lake. It's made to sharpen there Lazer Blades. All I know over the years it's saved me hundreds so I could buy other stuff for Ice Fishing. Rick from Rockford...
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#2072918 - 11/23/09 07:43 AM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: rcatcherman]
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It is fairly reasonable to send them into strike master and they dont sharpen your blades they send you brand new ones and melt down the old ones. BE VERY CAREFUL about bait shop exchanges and check the blades before you buy. I traded mine in last year and it bent my auger shaft because they were sharpened wrong then I had to make a nice trip to big lake to fix the problem. The guy at strike master told me most bait shop guys do it wrong and if the blades have any marks or scratches from the sharpening that they are no good.
From having to go through this ordeal I would say just mail them in and get some new blades back for $20 still got some time before ice anyways!

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#2073546 - 11/23/09 05:56 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Carpenter]
leech~~ Offline
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Carpenter, check out the Ice fishing forum there is some info, on there from today about shaperening blades from Ed C, and Surf. wink

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#2073616 - 11/23/09 06:55 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: leech~~]
Carpenter Offline
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Loc: Brainerd
Thanks all. I might try Strikemaster since that's what it is. I looked at GM and it was $30 for a new set. Did I hear SM will do tune-ups on their units as well?
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#2091019 - 12/08/09 03:23 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Carpenter]
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Anywhere in the Brainerd area that you can get the Nils blades sharpened?? I know you can send them to Surface Tension up in Duluth but I'd really like to get it done without having to send it through the mail.

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#2092610 - 12/09/09 11:42 AM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Fred_Bear]
NorthLongSlayer Offline
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Loc: Brainerd, MN
Go to Northwood Turf & Power. At the service desk, they had a sign that said "we sharpen auger blades". It's located behind the Home Depot off of 210
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#2094049 - 12/09/09 09:50 PM
Re: Auger blade sharpening [Re: Carpenter]
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Go new much better and will last longer.
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