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How would you sharpen a dull axe?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Grease, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Bo T

    Bo T

    Feb 12, 2011
    I sharpen my ax mostly for chopping wood. I take the platen off of my HF 1x30 and put and edge on with successively higher grits.
  2. Ah Pook

    Ah Pook

    Dec 16, 2007
    To keep an axe blade sharp I just use a flat bastard file and a two sided whet stone.

    To rehab an edge, I will use a belt sander or more aggressive files.

    I never use grinder on axe blades. The heat can mess with the temper.

  3. bill workman

    bill workman

    Jul 21, 2012
    I usually start with a file working off the old edge then work from a coarse to fine grit sharpening like you would a knife.

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