Month: July 2019

Sharpening Scissors

Over time and with consistent use, all scissors will eventually dull and loose the sharp edges they once possessed when you first bought them. If you are having trouble cutting with dull scissors, you might consider going out and buying another pair, since scissors are relatively inexpensive. However, there are several ways you can sharpen […]

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Sharpening Mower Blades

There are few different ways to sharpen lawnmower blades, including using a bench grinder, hand file, rotary tool, or angle grinder. But here’s a quicker, easier and more accurate method: use a drill and sharpening stone that’s specifically designed for putting a cutting edge back onto dull lawnmower blades. The following instructions explain how to […]

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Sharpening Axes

There are two basic types of ax: those with a centered cutting edge (the most common kind), and those where the blade has a single bevel and the cutting edge is not on the central axis of the head (side axes). The article mainly talks about the centered-edge type. There are three basic shapes—one for […]

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Sharpening Japanese Knives

There are a number of laminated Japanese kitchen knives on the market today. Like Japanese chisels, these usually have high-carbon steel laminated to a piece of stainless steel or between two pieces of stainless steel. And like most Japanese tools, Japanese knives require a level of care and respect that most Westerners are unprepared to […]

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Sharpening Serrated Knives

Serrated knives tend to hold their edge longer than straight-edged knives, and are more difficult to restore without changing their shape. For these reasons, it’s best to sharpen your serrated knives only when you notice them becoming less effective. That said, if you’re willing to put in the labor, a cheap handheld tool will do […]

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Sharpening Kitchen Knive (Straight Edge)

Kitchen knives are very easy to sharpen, which is fortunate because most of them are left rattling around in drawers or abused in a variety of ways that dulls them very quickly. However, most kitchen-knife users seem to be satisfied with the condition of the knife as long as the cutting edge is keener than […]

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Sharpening Chip Knives

Chip knives are included here because their edge shape is more similar to knives than to the general line of carving tools. Of some ten different kinds of chip knives commonly available, about half are actually chisels rather than knives—relatively small chisels, but chisels nonetheless. The bevels on these can be treated exactly the same […]

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Sharpening Outdoor Knives

Outdoor knives can be sharpened on oil stones or water stones. The bevel angles chosen would be dictated by the intended use of the knife If a belt knife is for general purpose use in camping, it should have quite a sturdy edge for making kindling, cutting rope, whittling tent pegs, and so on. The […]

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