How to Sharpen a Table Saw Blade Accurately – A Hands on DIY Guide

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Are you looking for ways to sharpen table saw blades? For a woodworker, it is worth sharpening the table saw blade. Replacing a table saw blade with a new blade is most expensive and a dull saw blade can be very dangerous. So, it is better to sharpen the dull blade to get better cuts.

But if you don’t know how to sharpen your blade, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will help you learn how to sharpen table saw blade.

If you sharpen the saw blade instead of buying a new blade your money will be saved. Also, a portable table saw suits beginners. But you have to work carefully and must follow all the below steps.

After following all tips and ideas you’ll be able to sharpen your own table saw blade easily. And at the end of this article, we will answer some important FAQs on sharpening saw blades.

There’re different types of table saw blades -like a reciprocating saw, circular saw, miter saw, and so on. Besides, you may have known how to change blades on a miter saw or other saws.

If you have known the matter of changing blade then you can change blade easily for sharpening. So, without any further delay let’s get started DIY table saw blade sharpening.

How to Sharpen a Table Saw Blade Easily

How to Sharpen a Table Saw Blade: A Hands on Step by Step Guide

f you think about sharpening your dull saw blade and make it as good as new one, then keep reading our article to know how you can sharpen a table saw blade step-by-step.

Step 1:  Prepare Tools

Delta 36-6023 10 Inch Table Saw with 32.5 Inch Rip Capacity

When it is time to sharpen the blade, you need the below saw blade sharpening tools:

  • A ring spanner
  • A set of plier’s
  • Screw clamps
  • A flat file
  • A triangular file

Step 2: Take Necessary Safety Precautions

First of all, turn off the switch of your saw and unplug the cord from the electricity. It is important to take the necessary safety equipment before getting started for sharping the saw blades by hand.

When your blade needs sharpening, you should never go to sharp without sharpening equipment and must wear eye protection glasses. Also, don’t forget to wear safety goggles, suitable earmuffs, and hand gloves for protecting your hand.

Step 3: Check The Blade

Ensure that the blade has enough amount of carbide because the carbide blade is used with miter and table saws. Without enough carbide on the tip of the teeth, you can’t even sharpen the blade properly. So, check the blade to see if it is carbide.

Step 4: Setting The Blade

Freud 10" x 80T Ultimate Plywood & Melamine Blade (LU80R010)

When you’re going to sharpen your table saw blade you need to set the blade on the file board. After setting the blade on the file board you have to secure the blade with the jointer.  The jointer can be made of metal or a piece of wood.

The wood jointer is easy to move and secure the blade. You need to secure the blade with the jointer so that the jointer can hold with tightly.

If the jointer can hold with tightly the blade will be secure and when the stone will be started then the blade will sharpen well. And you will be safe and get rid of any injury.

Step 5: Jointer The Blade

The height of all the teeth of the blade are the same so use the jointer blade. Turn on the saw and slowly push the blade against the stone. Put the blade backward and move to keep the right angle so that each tooth is sharpened nicely with the grindstone.

Step 6: Align The Teeth

Overpeak 10-Inch Table Saw Blade ATB Ultra Fine Finishing 90 Teeth Wood Cutting Circular Saw Blades

After setting the blade on the file board and jointer now your step is to align the blade teeth along to the sharpener machine. Turn on the sharpener machine switch then close to each blade’s teeth and touch it against the diamond blade of the machine.

Step 7: Sharpen Saw Teeth

Once everything is set then start to sharpen the blade and move on to the next tooth along the diamond blade. Ensure all the inner edge of the blade is in contact with the diamond blade and sharpening perfectly.

For sharpening each tooth move on to the next tooth and repeat the sharpening process one by one until you have done them all. Make sure all the teeth are being sharpened correctly.

Step 8: Remove The Blade

When the blade sharpening is completed you should lose the jointer and remove the blade from the file board or sharpener machine.


Skil 15 Amp 10 Inch Table Saw - TS6307-00

In summary, you can follow the steps shortly to know well together

  • Prepare sharpeners tools before getting started
  • Wear safety equipment
  • Remove the blade from the table saw slowly
  • Clean the blade
  • Prepare file board to put on it
  • Screw clamps
  • Clamp the blade firmly
  • Secure the blade on the file board with a jointer
  • Place the blade diagonally and horizontally
  • Start sharpening
  • Lubricate them
  • Test the saw blade

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How Did You Know That The Blade Is Got Dull?

A. Simply, you can understand the blade is dull when it is cutting slower and looks dirty. Or it seems to get bogged down at certain spots while cutting. A dull table saw blade can ruin your work.

Q. How Can You Sharpen A Blade At Home?

A. We can sharpen a table saw blade at home easily. If you want to sharpen your blade, follow our table saw blade sharpening article. Then you can sharpen yourself with a sharpener machine.

Q. What Benefits Are Of Sharpening Blades?

A. Actually, it is needless to say about the benefits of sharpening blades. Because we know that a sharpen one can cut efficiently and make clean cuts fast. In fact, sharpening a table saw blade will save your money and give you an efficient cut.

Q. How Can I Change Or Remove A Table Saw Blade?

A. Changing a table saw blade is easy and you have to use a socket wrench. With the help of the wrench pull the nut and loose toward the front of the saw. Besides, use a second wrench to hold the nuts or bolts to loosen the nuts. After losing all the nuts remove the blade carefully.


We know that working with a dull blade is not only responsible for time-consuming but also causes damage to the wood splintering. So, using a blade sharpener machine keep an eye on the edge of the blade’s tooth is cleaned and sharpened properly.

So, hope you’ll be able to sharpen the blade with the help of our article on how to sharpen a table saw blade. Sharpening a table saw blade is similar to sharpening a miter saw.

If you capable of sharpening the table saw blade why not possible other blades. At last, make successful your wooden projects with the sharpened blade. Good luck!

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Robert Terry

Robert Terry is a specialist author at He is very enthusiastic about woodworking and carpentry. His writings have been published in the wood magazine before. His passion for working with wood and woodworking tools lets him explore many pieces of informative content and resources. Besides working as a creative writer, he loves to share his skills and experiences with the woodworking and carpentry community.

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