Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…

Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…

Sharpen Hatchets and Axes With a File - You don't need a power tool to sharpen…

Sharpen Hatchets and Axes With a File - You don't need a power tool to sharpen…

How to Sharpen Tools - A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade. There's no technical mystery to sharpening garden tools like your lawn mower blades, ax and shovel. In this article, we'll show you step-by-step methods to file and hone an axe using a sharpening stone, how to sharpen a shovel and the best way to sharpen your mower blades.

How to Sharpen Tools - A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade. There's no technical mystery to sharpening garden tools like your lawn mower blades, ax and shovel. In this article, we'll show you step-by-step methods to file and hone an axe using a sharpening stone, how to sharpen a shovel and the best way to sharpen your mower blades.

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!

Learn how to sharpen all those dull tools you have lying around, and get them back into great gardening shape.

Learn how to sharpen all those dull tools you have lying around, and get them back into great gardening shape.

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