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01-20-2010, 11:20 AM
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Anyone have a skate sharpener at home? Where did you get it and how much. Is it easy to use and does it do a good job?

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01-20-2010, 01:58 PM
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Anyone have a skate sharpener at home? Where did you get it and how much. Is it easy to use and does it do a good job?
check out websites for Blackstone and Blademaster

it's easy to do an ok job. Takes a lot of practice and dedication to do a very good job.

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01-20-2010, 04:59 PM
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My dad bought a portable machine -- similar to http://www.blackstonesport.com/produ...?product_id=48 -- back in the 80's for $500 or so, when my brother and I were playing minor hockey. Just a little unit that he set on his workbench. My brother was the kind of guy who wanted his skates sharpened for every game and practice, so it probably did save money in the end.

It's like golf... easy to learn, difficult to master. If you're a beer leaguer, then you'll probably be OK with what you can do with it as a beginner. Just find/buy a cheap pair of skates and practice on those first. I'd say do at least 20 sharpenings before moving on to your own skates.

Worst case, if you really mess up your good skates you can have them taken in for a cross-grind and resharpening.

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