The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 2, 2012

Business sharpening its skills, offering new service

Custom Sharpening already offers a wide variety of sharpening services, but owner Steve Bjork has a new trick up his sleeve.

Located on Moye Lilly Road in Flat Top, Custom Sharpening now sharpens Slugger drill bits. These drill bits are annular cutters used to drill structural steel, used by bridge contractors and also used in heavy truck and equipment repair.

Bjork said Slugger bits are used anywhere a portable drill is needed.

He said he doesn’t believe anyone else in this area is offering this service; most people who need a Slugger drill bit serviced have to ship out of state.

“It’s a service that people don’t know I’m doing and I think it will be very beneficial to the area.”

Bjork explained that the way a traditional drill bit cuts is by taking all the metal out of the hole. With the Slugger drill bits, they cut the outer circumference of the hole. A spring-loaded pin inside the bit will then push the slug out when it drills through.

“You could drill several hundred more holes with an annular cutter than you can with a traditional drill bit.”

Among other items Bjork sharpens or provides are carbide tip circular and steel circular saws, hand, hole and pruning saws, split-edger, rotary mower, carcass, meat grinder, wobble dado and stacked dado blades, carbide tip replacement, moulding, corn chopper, hay baler, band mill blades, chipper and jointer knives, kitchen, hunting and pocket knives, scissors, wood chisels, twist drills, plumbers paddle, jackhammer, stump grinder, auger, and pocket hole bits; saw and hydro-saw chains, power and hand-held hedge trimmers, grass clippers and pruners.

He accepts mail orders through the U.S. Postal Service and UPS. He also offers pick-up services at Means Lumber Co. and Appalachian Mill Work.

For more information, call 304-228-0773 or e-mail customsharpening


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