Axes

When sharpening axes, it is important to keep the wedge angle suitable for the type of axe and usage. Cutting axes, used for example for felling trees or limbing, have a slim, double-bevel blade with a relatively acute cutting angle of 20°-25°, while split-ting axes have strong and heavy blades with a relatively shallow cutting angle of 25°-30°. The wedge shape of the blade (curved or straight) is also important. Heavy-duty axes (e.g. felling axes, splitting axes) have a curved blade, while axes used for precision work, such as carpenter‘s or sculptor‘s axes, have a straight blade.

  • Hold the axe securely with one hand (or clamp it) and move the folding sharpener over the blade from the front or from the back (less risk of injury)
  • Make sure you keep the shape of the bevel (curved or straight)
  • The radius of the blade is adjusted to the axe‘s purpose and should be kept
  • Sharpen double-bevel axes from both sides
  • Following this rough pre-sharpening, hone with a 1000/6000 combination stone (e.g. No. 711005)
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