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    November 2005
sharpening blades
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 10, 2004 12:03 AM
does anyone here sharpen their dull knife blades with a sharpening stone?
i was thinking bout getting one and sharpening my old blades instead of buying new ones....
just wanna know if anyone has had any success doin this?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 10, 2004 5:16 AM
I've switched to Scalpels..... they seem to last alot longer.... And are more flexible.
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  • From: West Grove, PA
Posted by wildwilliam on Friday, September 10, 2004 7:44 AM
i bought a set up some years back that holds the hobby knife
at the correct angle against a little stone.
it works pretty well. at least at extending blade life,
and for putting a good edge on a decent blade.

i will fish around at home and see if i can find out what it is called.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 10, 2004 8:00 PM
hey i think i saw the item ur talkin bout on micromark.,., that looks like it would do the trick.... i only wish micromark had a store in oz!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 10, 2004 11:14 PM
I sharpen mine up a bit with a stone (fine). Sometimes you can use a multi-grit sanding stick (or fingernail buffer) to sharpen them up too. I find that I can get them pretty sharp, but they don't seem to hold their edge as long as a new blade. Perhaps my technique isn't the best...

I've also found that scalpel blades seem to work better/longer... I use that most often now.

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    March 2003
  • From: Maine,USA
Posted by dubix88 on Saturday, September 11, 2004 6:47 AM
You can order from micro-mark on the net or from their free ctalog. Just go to their website. I think they take money orders and stuff if you dont have a credit card.

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Posted by JP66 on Sunday, September 12, 2004 5:10 PM
I have tried to sharpen used blades once or twice, but wasn't satisfied with the result. I don't consider it worth the trouble and just obtain new blades instead of messing about or buying special sharpening tools. You have to realise that the sharper a blade is, the safer you can work with it.Thumbs Down [tdn]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:35 PM
ya thats true... but i also like to keep a blunt(not sharp but still useable...) blade handy coz the new blades r so goddamn sharp!! ;)

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