SHARPEN A MACHETE
IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS
TOOLS TO SHARPEN A MACHETE:
– File – Grinder – Whitestone – Dremel
1: GET THE MOTION DOWN
Regardless of the tool you use, you will
move the machete
over the tool in the same motion. Start at the
hilt and run the blade
down to the tip. You’ll want to follow the
of the blade.
2: CHANGE SIDES
You should also
sharpen the other side.
Flip over the machete and follow the same motion down the other side. Sharpening the top side may take some time getting used to.
3: HONE THE EDGE
Honing the edge
gives your machete a nice, sharp point. This motion is easy. Start at the edge and
move down slightly
from the tip, only focusing on bringing your machete to a nice point.
4: POLISHING THE EDGE
This step isn’t necessary but it’s helpful. The only downside of sharping a machete is sometimes the process leaves imperfections. You can remove these flaws by polishing the machete, specifically the edge.
5: TEST THE MACHETE
The best way to test a machete is by cutting a
See if you can cut the
in half. If not, try the paper trick. Run a piece of paper along the machete’s edge
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