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Machete Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Machete Sharpening Service
Mobile Alabama

 

Machete Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Machete Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

A machete is a remarkable tool when used as intended and sharpened for its intended use. The problem most people have with machetes is trying to use them as a multi-purpose cutting blade. They can certainly be used for cutting grass, non-wood vegetation, wood vegetation and branches but each of these uses requires a certain cutting edge angle in order to get optimum performance. If you think about it, it is unrealistic to think any blade used to cut a tree branch will be immediately able to cut blades of grass cleanly. It just is not going to happen. Some professionals that use machetes in their trade will sharpen different lengths of the machete blade at different angles so it will perform a particular function very well when used along the length sharpened for that use. Homeowners do not need to go to this much trouble.

Just decide what your primary use is going to be. Seldom do homeowners use a machete for cutting grass unless they encounter some grass type weeds such as nutsedge or yellow nutgrass. If you do encounter a tough grass like these, I might suggest you borrow or buy a weed cutter sling blade or a grass whip. If you are in the Semmes Alabama, Wilmer AL or Mobile Alabama area you can find grass whips at Ace Hardware at 7380 Moffett Road. Here is a link to their catalog page showing the Grass Whip. Give them a call at 251-645-1001 to see if they have it in stock.

If using your machete for cutting grass or non-wood vegetation, a cutting edge of 20 to 25 degrees is good.

If cutting branches and small woody limbs, put an edge of 25 to 35 degrees.

If chopping heavier materials such as larger wood limbs, an edge of 25 – 35 degrees is good also.

 

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Published: July 21, 2015

Industrial Scissor Sharpening

Industrial Scissor Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama
Industrial Scissor Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama

Industrial Scissor Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama

Here is an example of the type of cutting instruments I love to work on. This is a Wiss #20 industrial shear that was brought in for sharpening. These things were made to last and if given just a minimum of care they can be passed down generation to generation. I would say this shear was made for use as an upholstery shear or for use in some type of shop that had to cut a lot of fabric.

I could not resist cleaning the shears up a bit after they were sharpened. After cleaning and oiling and removing a heavy deposit of rust in the pivot, these shears should be good for a hundred years or so.

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Published: May 13, 2015

Chef Knife Sharpening

Bakers & Chefs Cook's Knife Set Sharpening Services In Mobile Alabama
Bakers & Chefs Cook's Knife Set Sharpening Services In Mobile Alabama

Bakers & Chefs Cook’s Knife Set
Sharpening Services In Mobile Alabama

When you have a good thing going, stay with the plan. That must be the strategy of some knife manufacturers these days. Not that that’s a bad idea. In fact, in this case the guy and gal in the kitchen may benefit. Here’s the story.

I picked up a bunch of knives last week from a lady wanting to take advantage of my spring time special: “Ten kitchen knives sharpened for $35.” The marjority of these knives were stamped “BAKERS & CHEFS.” These knives have the exact same blade as other branded knives I have sharpened. In fact, I had just finished sharpening some knives for a butcher down towards Irvington Alabama and some of his knives had the exact blade minus the branding stamps. These are pretty decent knives and extremely easy to sharpen due to the shallow beveled edge.

You might want to know that both customer’s knives exhibited quite a few nicks and chips in the cutting edge. This indicates that the bevel is too narrow for the knife or the knife edge is striking bone, etc. Still, for the price some retailers charge for the knives, they seem to be a good value. Just be prepared to sharpen often.

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Published: March 16, 2015