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Sharpening a Knife or Machete With a Belt Sander

Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by SmithSin, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. SmithSin

    SmithSin

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    May 14, 2019
    Belt sanders are the most common and easiest method of sharpening a machete. Through this wonderful tool, you can easily give your blade a go that will result in a sharpened machete. A convex sharpening with a utility edge can easily be given if proper techniques are maintained all through the sharpening stage. Many experts consider it the easiest way to sharpen a machete. Long blade machete, like the katana machete, can be easily sharpened by this.

    You just need to give a light pressure and a straight edge is there for you! Just don’t overheat your machete when you are running the blade across the belt. That will harm this best tool sharpeners carbon-steel composition. Besides, it’s much easier than using a grinding wheel for your machete. A moderately priced belt sharpener will be enough for your machetes.
    You can also read full article: Quick and Simple DIY Ways to Sharpen Your Machete Like a Professional

    WHAT ANGLE SHOULD I MAKE MY EDGE?

    When sharpening your machete, it is a good idea to keep in mind what you will be using it for.

    If you are using your machete mainly to cut grass or non-woody vegetation, small sharpening angles of 20-25 degrees work best, as razor-sharpness is necessary, and there is little risk of chipping the fine edge.

    However, when cutting woody vegetation and branches, a larger sharpening angle of 25-35 degrees is recommended. The more durable edge will withstand the trauma of repeated chopping strokes.
     
  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Did you mean to post this here? In a custom makers forum?
     

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