Knife & Tool Sharpening

Finding the Correct Angle for Knife Sharpening

Posted by Kristie French on

Finding the Correct Angle for Knife Sharpening
When sharpening a knife or similar tool on a 1x30 belt sander, using the correct angle is a key factor to the outcome and functionality of the blade or tool’s edge.  You may be wondering what sharpening angle is ideal for your project and we’re here to help you decide.  

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Knife Sharpening Under the Microscope

Posted by Jesse Craddock on

Knife Sharpening Under the Microscope

There's a reason we call it a Super Strop. 

The knife's edge was marked so the same section of blade is in each of the preceding photos. 2-4 Passes were made on either side of the blade for each belt and photographed directly after. These results are 100% accurately represented. I sharpened this knife on a Harbor Freight 1x30 Belt Sander using our 1X30 Super Strop with 4 Pack Assorted Belt. Pictured Below

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Is the Harbor Freight 1x30 Belt Sander a good knife sharpener?

Posted by Jesse Craddock on

Is the Harbor Freight 1x30 Belt Sander a good knife sharpener?

My Short answer is Definitely, YES!  Is the Harbor Freight 1x30 the best knife sharpener? No, but it's not the worst! Check out our newest 1X30 Pack! Everything you need to start sharpening on your 1x30! UPDATE!!!!! NEW VIDEO!!!! Scroll to the Bottom to see our latest Video!! The basics of sharpening are almost always the same. Irrespective of the machine or process you are using. I say this a lot, but, “Create a Burr, Weaken the Burr, Remove the Burr, The Knife is Sharp”. While not all sharpening is this simple, I think we have a tendency to overthink and...

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Inclusive or Exclusive Sharpening Angles? Let's talk about it!

Posted by Jesse Craddock on

Inclusive or Exclusive Sharpening Angles? Let's talk about it!

We take a quick look at Exclusive vs. Inclusive Angles. A quick read to get a handle on your knife sharpening angles.

 

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