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XweekendwarriorX 08-19-2007 04:37 PM

Skate Sharpening
Does anyone know where i could buy my own machine and the price of one? i dont need anything great was just looking to see how much they cost.

EazyB97 08-19-2007 08:08 PM


They are pretty pricey. Usually over $1000, I've looked at it a few times, but will wait until a local shop goes under then try and buy a machine from them.

HansonBro 08-19-2007 08:32 PM

im no expert, but wouldnt any 'ol grinding wheel work?? just need to come up with a mount so it would sit horizontally and a vice for the skates?

UAGoalieGuy 08-19-2007 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by HansonBro (Post 10219570)
im no expert, but wouldnt any 'ol grinding wheel work?? just need to come up with a mount so it would sit horizontally and a vice for the skates?

Well you need a vertical grinding wheel to level off the blade and get all of the nicks out of the steel. Then you need a horizontal wheel (much more thin then the cross-grinding wheel) with an arm attachment that holds the diamond to can be adjusted to change the hollow depth. The propper jig (which holds the skate) would be needed and has to be able to be adjusted (both at the front end and the back end). So no old grinding wheel would do.

Redden Hogalot* 08-19-2007 09:55 PM

You could start a pretty good business sharpening skates..

Harbinger04 08-19-2007 10:30 PM

lol usually only costs 5 bucks

and nowadays they have new blades where you actually replace the blade instead of sharpening them (costs 15 dollars but lasts 3 times longer than sharpened skates)

Sm0otHocKeySPeeD 08-20-2007 10:53 AM

If you play more than 3-4 times a week it would be a good investment.

Make sure you get a cross-grinder as well for those days when you nick the skates so bad, a normal sharpening just won't do. Some machines offer 2 in 1 but will cost a bit more. If you can, try and get one that allows you to sweep all the debris into a vacuum. After sharpening 1 pair of skates, go blow your nose and see all the black ***** that comes out.

My advice? Get some of those masks and wear them religiously.

What radius do you sharpen your skates on??

I still sharpen my own skates whenever I get a chance (used to work at a rink and the machine was easily accessible)

It was cool cuz during a game, I'd lose an edge by crashing into the boards or something and just get off the ice for about 5 minutes to sharpen the affected skate.

I sharpened the skates of some pro's as well (Glenn Anderson, Mogilny, Stan Neckar and more...) and these guys use radius' of about an inch and a quarter. You can barely see the edges and this just goes to show you how well these guys can skate.

Anyhow, I can't remember the name of the machine I wanted to recommend to you, I'll see if I can come up with anything.


Sm0otHocKeySPeeD 08-20-2007 10:58 AM

This is a nice machine and Blademaster is awesome.

However, I'm not sure if it's in your price range. This would be dope to have in a garage/basement.



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