Tool and Knife Sharpening Service

Milligan Gardens offers a tool and knife sharpening service. We can sharpen almost anything you can imagine, from knives and chisels to garden tools and drill bits…if it should have a sharp edge then we can probably sharpen it!

All knives can be sharpened, from kitchen knives (including serrated bread knives) to pocket knives, hunting knives, and special purpose knives such as woodworkers’ marking knives or farrier’s knives.

Woodworking tools such as chisels and plane blades, spokeshaves, drawknives, axes, adzes, etc. can be sharpened if dull, touched up to razor edge, or restored from chipped or broken condition.

Drill bits can be resharpened at a lower cost than buying a new one. A dull drill will often drill oversize and leave burrs, but we can make it cut like new again! Even a broken drill bit is fixable. as long as there is some length of flutes remaining the broken end can be ground off square and a new cutting top ground on to give a shorter drill bit that cuts well.

We can sharpen saws, both handsaws and chainsaws.

Garden tools can be sharpened, such as hedge clippers, secateurs, hoes and spades, grafting knives and more.

We offer sharpening services for individual tools on a drop off and pick up basis, or for most tools we offer a mobile sharpening service where we will come to your door and sharpen on the spot. This is a popular service for kitchen knives especially. The minimum call out fee for mobile sharpening is $50 which covers ten knives or a combination of knives and other tools.

Most knives are $5 each, including pocket knives and kitchen knives. Extra large knives, machetes, and serrated knives can be sharpened but these will need quoting.

Chisels and plane irons are $3 if less than 12mm wide, $5 from 12-60mm and $7.50 for more than 60mm width. Badly damaged or chipped blades that need fully reprofiling are $7.50 up to 12mm, $10 from 12-60mm, and $12.50 for over 60mm

Drill bits;

Under 6mm  $1 each

6-10mm        $2

11-13mm       $2.50

14-16mm      $3

17-21mm      $3.50

21-25mm      $4

26-30mm     $5

31-40mm     $6

41-50mm      $7

Over 50mm by quote. Badly damaged drill bits or broken drill bits can be sharpened, but I will need to grind the end flat and start fresh. This costs twice the normal price for a sharpen. As long as some flutes are remaining I can regrind a broken drill bit into a short bit that drills well.

Lawnmower blades are $2 per blade for a touch up on swing back blades like those on Victa mowers and $10 to resharpen the one piece bar blades found on some other mowers.

Hand saws can be sharpened, price depends on the size of the saw and how fine the teeth are as well as the condition of the teeth.

Tool restoration services are offered from a clean up and de-rusting to full refurbishment with replacement of damaged or missing woodwork and refinishing. Contact me to discuss your requirements