Downeast Sharpening is located in Raymond, Maine at the intersection of Rt. 302 & Rt. 121. We are the area sales and service center for Ariens, Gravely, Toro Consumer, Toro Landscape Equipment, Dolmar, Shindaiwa and Little Wonder. We service most OEM equipment and are the local service center for MTD, Troy-Bilt, Yard Man, Murray and others. For years our customers have turned to us when they needed outdoor power equipment and also when they`ve needed that equipment serviced. We`re proud of our commitment to our neighbors and community and it`s our promise to you that we`ll help you find the right equipment for your home or business. And we`ll keep that equipment running right for as long as you own it.
After retiring from the US Navy in 1984, where I had spent most of my 20 years as a jet engine mechanic, I decided I wanted to start my own business. After doing some extensive research I decided on 'Saw and Tool Sharpening.' After graduating from the Foley-Belsaw Institute in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990, I bought my first sharpening tool and was on my way.
It wasn't long before my sharpening customers began to ask if I could tune up their lawnmowers and chain saws. Even with my Naval background I decided it would be best to 'update' my skills. After completing a course through Southern Maine Technical College, I started accepting machines for tunes-ups and minor repairs. It wasn't long before I realized more manufacturer specific training was involved, so it was off to more schools.
I hold a 'Master Service Technician' certification for Briggs and Stratton, and I am fully authorized to service the following equipment:
- Tecumseh engines
- Briggs & Stratton engines
- Kawasaki engines
- Kohler engines
- Honda engines
- MTD (Includes: Bolens, Troy Bilt, White Outdoor, Yard Machines, Yard-Man, McCulloch, Huskee & Lawn Chief)
- Briggs & Stratton Portable Products (formerly Generac)
- Dolmar Sales and Service
- Shindaiwa - Sales and Service
- AYP (Includes: Poulan)
- Murray (B&S Yard Power)
- Robin Subaru
- Robin Outdoor Products
- Jiffy Ice Drills
- StrikeMaster Ice Drills
I also have access to parts for, and repair many other machines, lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, string trimmers and leaf blowers.
I carry many replacement parts, but any part can be ordered. I also use Oregon replacement mower blades, belts and parts. I carry Oregon & Windsor saw chain, Sandvik brush blades and replacement string trimmer line and spools for Ryobi, Homelite and Poulan equipment.