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Sharpen your grinder blade and true the plates

post #1 of 13
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I made this video a while back and thought about it today when I sharpened my blade and refaced the plate.

Thought it might be helpful to some others here. There are 3 videos total that take you through the whole process.

Mods, feel free to remove if I'm breaking any rules...


Edited by CrankyBuzzard - 1/1/15 at 5:56pm
post #2 of 13
Perfect timing. I need to do my knife and plates.
post #3 of 13

]Nice tutorial CB........... Thumbs Up  Thanks for sharing

 

 

 On surfaces a good way to remove any indelible ink is with some acetone or you can use a dry erase marker of the same color and it will remove the indelible ink.

post #4 of 13

Thanks for this! I have been having a hell of a time with my go to plate getting gummed up while grinding. If the meat is practically frozen, it won't chop very well. I've noticed it has what looks to be grooves so this might be hindering the blade and plate mating up and grinding well.

post #5 of 13

Excelent!! I'm sure most of us need to sharpen our tools of the trade.  Thanks for the video's.  Reinhard

post #6 of 13

CB

 

Very good video's and directions.  I haven't sharped mine yet.  I've only used them about five or six times.  But even at that it would be good to know that they are sharp and true.

 

Thanks

Ed

post #7 of 13
I have to sharpen these? That's it...I am returning my grinder.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by atomicsmoke View Post

I have to sharpen these? That's it...I am returning my grinder.


???????????    You just got it.. It should last a long time before needing to sharpen the blades.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by boykjo View Post


???????????    You just got it.. It should last a long time before needing to sharpen the blades.
Was tongue in cheek. You know...like buying those "never sharpen" knives.

Great tutorial.
post #10 of 13

Very good info.

:points:

Happy smoken.

David

post #11 of 13

My blades are not cutting like they were when I first bought my cabals 1hp commercial grade stuffer. That said I am waiting for the new cabals to open here in the next town in April to buy new plates and a blade. My parts are stainless steel. I'm going to buy a new set before trying this method on the old plates. I do have access to a precision surface grinder at work and could sharpen them that way but I think this method will suffice. The only concern I have is contaminating the Stainless steel plates with the sand grit. Maybe a do a passivisation on the plates after they are sharpened

 

Just rambling...........

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by boykjo View Post
 

My blades are not cutting like they were when I first bought my cabals 1hp commercial grade stuffer. That said I am waiting for the new cabals to open here in the next town in April to buy new plates and a blade. My parts are stainless steel. I'm going to buy a new set before trying this method on the old plates. I do have access to a precision surface grinder at work and could sharpen them that way but I think this method will suffice. The only concern I have is contaminating the Stainless steel plates with the sand grit. Maybe a do a passivisation on the plates after they are sharpened

 

Just rambling...........

The surface grinder would provide the best facing for the plate/knife combination for sure!  But, most surface grinders have a magnetic plate to hold the parts, and I've had stainless parts get contaminated with carbon steel bits, which ended up giving my stainless parts "freckles".  If you're set up for passivation, that would take care of any issues that could arise from carbon steel and/or sand.

 

 

For the record, I love my carbon steel plates...  Once the patina hits, I have almost zero corrosion issues.  I also give them a nice silicone spray after final washing.

post #13 of 13

I'd have to build a jig to hold the plates I'll try this method first

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