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Old 11-05-2019, 09:06 PM
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Hey Anglers!

In preparing for the upcoming ice season I started looking into where I could have my ice auger blades sharpened around Edmonton. From what I've read on this forum R and R Sharpening is the place to go.

When I started digging a bit further I found a few places throughout the western provinces to get ice auger sharpening done. Instead of having someone search all around the internet I thought it might be useful to list them all in one place. There might be a convenient location you may not have known about:

https://www.stringtheoryangling.ca/i...estern-canada/

I think its worth mentioning a website called The Hand of Gord, they provide a mail order sharpening service for those that live too far away or would rather not drive all over just to have their auger blades sharpened.

Let me know what you think! Is this kind of stuff useful? If I missed any places that you feel should be on the list please send me a message.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:27 AM
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Canít recommend R&R In west Edmonton enough, great service and very reasonably priced.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:53 AM
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R&R is the only place to get anything that needs an edge sharpened... I could have shaved with my machete when I got it back, and my lawn mower blades blast through some pretty gnarly grass. Never been disappointed when I have taken anything in there.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:43 PM
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If anyone is looking for someone in Calgary, Carbide Saw Services in Bowness is very good and reasonably priced. My strike master blades r tricky to do because of the curved edge. They come back sharper than brand new ones.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:55 PM
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Dropped my Jiffy auger off at R and R Sharpening today. He said I was the first one of the season! Iím surprised to hear that since some are already getting out on the hard water.
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Dropped my Jiffy auger off at R and R Sharpening today. He said I was the first one of the season! Iím surprised to hear that since some are already getting out on the hard water.
Wait you drop off the entire auger or just the blades, I took my blades off this morning to bring it by
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Wait you drop off the entire auger or just the blades, I took my blades off this morning to bring it by
I left the motor at home but I dropped off the whole auger flight because I wanted the pilot point sharpened too. Pilot point doesnít come off.
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I left the motor at home but I dropped off the whole auger flight because I wanted the pilot point sharpened too. Pilot point doesnít come off.
Interesting. I was thinking about that myself because Jiffy flights have those weird blades and the point that doesn't come off, but Sportsman's Den in RD told me to leave the flight at home...they just wanted the blades...so I figured there was no way to sharpen that thing. I'm going to talk to a different shop sometime and see what they know...
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Interesting. I was thinking about that myself because Jiffy flights have those weird blades and the point that doesn't come off, but Sportsman's Den in RD told me to leave the flight at home...they just wanted the blades...so I figured there was no way to sharpen that thing. I'm going to talk to a different shop sometime and see what they know...
I think that point doesn't do much other than centralize and keep the auger from walking when you start cutting. I used to sharpen mine up with a file and only really did a fine job on the blades themselves.
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For you folks in deep south Calgary, Foothills Sharpening in Okotoks does a great job on auger blades either centre, curved or chipper blades. If they have time, sometimes while you wait too. Have done mine for years and many other fishing friends too.
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I think that point doesn't do much other than centralize and keep the auger from walking when you start cutting. I used to sharpen mine up with a file and only really did a fine job on the blades themselves.
That hasn't been my experience personally. The pilot point is the first point of contact and begins the drilling process first. Without a sharp point the cutting blade wont reach the ice. When my auger was new I would have to hold it back to keep it from taking too big of a cut otherwise it would stall. By the end of the season I was leaning on it to get it to cut fast enough, even after having the blade sharpened but not the pilot point.

That being said I don't think the angle on the pilot point is as critical as the blade angle. Most people just touch it up with a file and the Jiffy website recommends using a disc grinder.

https://www.jiffyonice.com/Service-S...harpening-Tips
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