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Skate Sharpening Machines
Quite often I see queries about skate sharpeners and skate sharpening, so I thought that I would try to give an overview of many of the most popular machines and tools that are currently in use. I do not personally sell machines or have any affiliation with the manufacturers. Links are provided to go directly to the manufacturers' sites to see the various models and types of skate sharpening machines. They do not usually post sale prices for the equipment, but most of the larger double and triple head machines will be over $10,000 and up to prices in excess of $27,000. The low end of the small table top machines are in the area of $900. The major manufacturers offer many configurations for their machines. They are pictured and described at the various web sites which can by reached by clicking on the names or pictures below.
Hand Held Sharpeners
A large variety of hand sharpeners are available in sports shops as well as on the internet. In my opinion, none of these devices should be used as an alternative to sharpening skates on the machines shown above, and should only be considered for use in an emergency situation only until you can get the skates sharpened. Many of these products are in the under $20 range, but a couple of them are in the area of $400. I have provided links to the manufacturers of the products shown below in case you might be interested in getting additional information about the products.
Additional Sharpening and Skate Information
on this site has been collected from official scoresheets and from on ice
observations. As such, the final statistics are not to be construed as
official or sanctioned by the Salem High School Athletic Department or by the
NHIAA. However, much of this information is not available from any other
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