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Axe sharpening


By tnsilverleaf - Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What is the proper angle for sharpening an axe?

I have the good ol' Multi-Pro 395 on the Dremel workstation (love that thing) and a basic 932 grinding stone. I do not have the attachement for sharpening blades. I had one and the plastic guide melted the first time I used it. I want to set my workstation to the proper angle and grind the axe head.

Thank you,
Erik L
Calhoun, TN

By teachme - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

About 25 degrees. I should match what is on the ax. The less the degrees the longer it is going to hold an edge, the more the degrees it will be sharp and cut fast, but lose the edge faster, there are many on site sharpeners, just cause as you cut a large amount your going to need to sharpen it up. If its a few pieces of wood you can pull off doing it inside with the dremel before going out. RJF
By tnsilverleaf - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a try. I wanted some advice before I admitted to this: The reason I bought the axe was to try (failed) to cut through a bunch of concrete with chicken wire inside of it.  I now want to see if I can get the axe fit for wood again.