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Posted on I've got the sharpening "blues"...

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 01:47 AM

Are those the friable wheels, the white ones, or the standard grey or green.

You need to use the white wheels.

You need to move quickly and not spend any time at one spot on the tool.

And you need to use a light smooth moving motion.

Finally, dip the tool in water frequently.

If you hear a sizzle you are moving too slow and are about to burn the tool.

After the tool is burned you have already softened it and the edge will not last.

You have to remove more material to get to hard metal again. Hard to do without burning again.

A belt sander will grind away material better than a wheel without burning as bad.

Use very coarse belt or wheel to make drastic changes in angle or shape.

Only use fine abrasive to finish up.

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