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O/T Sharpen Pizza Cutter

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by MGeslock, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    How do you sharpen a wheel cutter?
     
  2. foghorn220

    foghorn220 Active Member

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    with a wheel grinder

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  3. halfmile

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    I would say a surface grinder with a rotary table.

    Take it to Mr. sharp if there is one in your area.

    You could fashion a jig of sorts, I suppose. I have an industrial strength one that I paid big for at a restaurant supply store and I love it. when you get it done let me know how, LOL.

    (I also bought one of the big rocker kind too so I really don't have a problem.)

    HM
     
  4. MGeslock

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    I thought about a grinder, stone and a chef steel. However they are for straight blades. It is almost like the wheel has to be in motion to keep an even angle.
     
  5. blkcloud

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    Is this one with a wheel you use by hand? I would guess you could buy another cheaper than getting it ground, I have a $10 min. charge here at my machine shop, I think the last pizza cutter I bought was about $5..
     
  6. Big Dave

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    Remove the wheel from the handle, put a screw through the center hole, then run a nut down tight against it, chuck it in a lathe, or drill press, set it on the slowest speed and then touch it with a fine stone, on both sides. Reassemble and watch your fingers.
     
  7. halfmile

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    I would add it might be even better if you can get the hollow ground edge by using a Dremel with a round stone while it turns.

    Or use a tool post grinder in a lathe.

    All this work, this better be one damn good pizza cutter.

    HM
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    Cheaper and easier just to replace the wheel and or just buy a new one.
     
  9. Haskins Bill

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    Sort of reminds me of back in the day when I was still working in the 'machine trades'. Someone would always be around wanting some silly thing made or repaired that they could buy at the hardware store for $5.00. Sometimes I would do the job other times I would offer them the money to buy the piece and piss them off enough they would not bother me again. Now then once in a while we would put our heads together to get something made just to be able to say we did it. Big Dave has the right idea in my opinion if I did not wnat to spend $5.00 or $10.00 for a new one. Once made for myself the height adjusting gear for one of those old Craftsman 8" table saws. Well it was only one half of the gear that was worn out. Fun little project and it put the saw back in business. No parts available from Sears at all so it would have went to the junk or parted it out. Bill
     
  10. bigbore613

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    Mark, Is this the one you and Travis used to use on cats tails ? Jeff
     
  11. MGeslock

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    Thanks for the ideas. It would be cheaper to go buy one.... "but this one ain't broke". I always like to repair or fix before replace.

    Bigbore....Tron will put you on his "list"..... tread lightly on thin ice.
     
  12. The Rock

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    The best way is buy a new one. Like trying to sharpen a disposable razor.

    That is unless it is a family heirloom .

    In short the time involved if you don't have the correct set up it is not worth it.

    Rock

    Jim
     
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    If you have a very fine grinding wheel, like the one used to sharpen carbide, place the cutting wheel on the side of the grinding wheel and touch it lightly at the blade angle desired, on both sides of the cutting wheel.

    Andy
     
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