My Christmas new MS1290LZA saw will not cut for crap.
I think I know why.
It might have something to do with a very small kitchen's worth of laminate flooring that I helped a friend install two weekends ago.
The saw ripped right through that stuff without hesitation, but when I went to cut some 1x5" oak this weekend, I had to make six or seven passes. The cuts left my work pieces with very shiny, black burn marks.
Now to my two part question:
- Is there a way for a mere mortal to sharpen a carbide tipped saw blade? Or do I have to take it somewhere to have it done?
- If it's a "do it yourself thing" can you point me to some instructions?
Before you all yell at me, I searched using the terms "sharpen saw" and "sharpen saw blade" and found nothing relevant. (gunshy from other forums)
- (That should have been 2! this Rich Text is SO helpful) How much should I expect to pay if I have to have a professional sharpen it for me? I would hate to have to pay $35 to sharpen a saw blade I can replace (upgrade?) for $45, not to mention being without it for a week.