Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Belt sanders are the most common and easiest method of sharpening a machete. Through this wonderful tool, you can easily give your blade a go that will result in a sharpened machete. A convex sharpening with a utility edge can easily be given if proper techniques are maintained all through the sharpening stage. Many experts consider it the easiest way to sharpen a machete. Long blade machete, like the katana machete, can be easily sharpened by this. You just need to give a light pressure and a straight edge is there for you! Just don’t overheat your machete when you are running the blade across the belt. That will harm this best tool sharpeners carbon-steel composition. Besides, it’s much easier than using a grinding wheel for your machete. A moderately priced belt sharpener will be enough for your machetes. You can also read full article: Quick and Simple DIY Ways to Sharpen Your Machete Like a Professional WHAT ANGLE SHOULD I MAKE MY EDGE? When sharpening your machete, it is a good idea to keep in mind what you will be using it for. If you are using your machete mainly to cut grass or non-woody vegetation, small sharpening angles of 20-25 degrees work best, as razor-sharpness is necessary, and there is little risk of chipping the fine edge. However, when cutting woody vegetation and branches, a larger sharpening angle of 25-35 degrees is recommended. The more durable edge will withstand the trauma of repeated chopping strokes.