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How to sharp Shear Blades & Shear Knives?

There are many different qualities and types of shear blades. But every blade (even the most expensive Japanese) eventually becomes blunt. Keep reading more buy shear blades Sheffield UK. How do you prevent your blade from becoming blunt and what can you do to make your blade sharp again? You can read more about this below.

What is a blade?

A blade is simply a piece of steel that is ground at a certain angle (usually between 15 and 20 degrees). Because of this sharp angle, which is sharpened in the shape of a V, you make the steel sharp and you can cut it.

How does a blade become blunt?

The angle of a blade deforms over time. There are brambles in and because of this the blade loses sharpness. You will need to put more strength to be able to cut well and the result will be messy.

How do I use a sharpening language

Everyone knows how to use a sharpening tool steels approximately, but what is the right way? The easiest way is to keep the sharpening steel with the handle facing upwards and place it on a surface. The steel is then directed downwards. Now put the blade against the steel at a 20-degree angle and gently pull it back and down at the same time. This can be done at a quiet pace because it is not the speed or the force that is important but the angle. With this, you straighten the burrs again and the blade becomes sharp again.

Once you have the corner in your fingers you can also hold the sharpening steel straight in front of you and take the blade at the right angle along the sharpening steel. This is faster, but requires a bit more precision.

No, a sharpening steel straightens the brambles. This means that the blade will become sharper than it was, but no new angle is cut. The usefulness of a sharpening language is therefore limited. After a while, you will notice that with a sharpening steel you will no longer get the blade sharp. Then you will have to sharpen the blade with a diamond rod or with grinding stones.

Difference between a normal sharpening steel, ceramic steel or diamond steel

A sharpening steel only straightens the burrs, while the ceramic and diamond steels really sharpen the blades. Diamond works the fastest and gives good results, but is a bit coarser and grinds more steel than a ceramic rod.

If you want to grind very finely, a ceramic rod is the best choice. The grinding with a ceramic sharpening rod takes a little longer than with a ceramic rod. Never to hit or drop the bar because the ceramic bar is made of stone and therefore brittle.

Sharpening stones

A better way of grinding is with whetstones. These are stones with various coarseness expressed in grains or grit. A real bone knife blade you sharpen in shape with a grit of about 220 to 400 grit, then polish it with a fine stone.

You prefer to do this in steps such as 400 – 1000 – 3000 – 8000 – 10.0000. The higher the grain, the sharper the knife blade and the longer it stays sharp. On average 2000/3000 is a nice finish for the kitchen. You get the blade as sharp as a razor by polishing it with a stone of 8000 / 10,000 grit.

The result can be amazing and making a blunt knife razor sharp gives a huge satisfaction. Well, you will have to take the time for it. Sharpening the razor blade of a bone Japanese knife can take as little as an hour. Make sure that the stone will deform and be smoothed again after use.

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It is true that an inexpensive knife becomes blunt faster than a knife of better steel quality. Even if you sharpen the knives yourself on a whetstone, it is good to have them sharpened with us in the perfect shape over time.

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