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Old 09-27-2018, 05:37 PM
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Hello, hope someone can give me the right advice on how to sharpen an axe. saw a bunch of youtube videos. some show the file moving away from the edge, others show the file going towards the edge. so I'm totally confused. Thanks
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:07 PM
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I go towards the edge. Just my way, not saying it is right or wrong.
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I use my sander, and go towards the edge. I don't want the sanding disc to get snagged on the edge..
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:22 PM
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With a file its not a big deal either way. If you go away from the edge, you are less likely to jam a finger into it and cut yourself

On a belt sander or grinder you usually want to go away from the edge so that you don't cut your belt.

If I'm putting the final edge on something where I really want to get it sharp, I'm generally using a stone and with that I do push it towards(into) the edge. When you get down to that final step you start to form a burr on the edge, and if you don't push against the edge you tend to fold it back and forth instead of taking it off.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:55 PM
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Qty (1) HF $9.99 angle grinder.

Over the edge, to the edge, along the edge....whatever.....
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with a file its not a big deal either way. If you go away from the edge, you are less likely to jam a finger into it and cut yourself

on a belt sander or grinder you usually want to go away from the edge so that you don't cut your belt.

If i'm putting the final edge on something where i really want to get it sharp, i'm generally using a stone and with that i do push it towards(into) the edge. When you get down to that final step you start to form a burr on the edge, and if you don't push against the edge you tend to fold it back and forth instead of taking it off.
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this fine burr is then removed with a strop..
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i use my sander, and go towards the edge. I don't want the sanding disc to get snagged on the edge..
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this fine burr is then removed with a strop..
I guess if you want to, but it's just an axe. A couple good swings into a piece of wood and that burr is long gone. Never did see the need to get an axe razor sharp--if you're using it seriously that super fine edge isn't going to last very long...
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In this modern age....has anyone tried hardfacing the end ?
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