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Garden Tool Sharpening Service

Yard Tool Sharpening Service in West Mobile Alabama

Garden Tool Sharpening Service

 

Grinding away severe damage first.

Grinding away severe damage first.

Sharpening an axe is pretty straightforward but there are some basic facts that may help you sharpen your own axe:

  • An axe is not to be sharpened as sharp as a razor
  • wear heavy leather gloves
  • clamp the axe in vise, edge up
  • pay attention & allow no distractions. pushing toward the cutting edge of an axe is dangerous
  • use an aggressive file to remove nicks and burrs before beginning to sharpen
  • using same file, push file from edge towards the handle – easy at first to make sure you get the hang of it and recognize how close you are to the sharp edge
  • after each pass of file, look for small burr on edge – when you see it, switch file to other side
  • now sharpen both sides again with finer file or stone

Axe angle: 20 – 25 degrees

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