Fiskars XSharp Axe and Knife Sharpener, Ceramic sharpening stone/Fiberglass reinforced plastic case, Black/Orange, 1000601

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Fiskars XSharp Axe and Knife Sharpener, Ceramic sharpening stone/Fiberglass reinforced plastic case, Black/Orange, 1000601

Fiskars XSharp Axe and Knife Sharpener, Ceramic sharpening stone/Fiberglass reinforced plastic case, Black/Orange, 1000601

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Fiskars axes have a very flat bit (blade), and all of these axes have much more curved profiles. As a result, it’s harder to do one nice clean motion from one end of the blade to the other. A rolled edge is when the fine sharp point of the blade gets bent, or “rolled” to one side. It may not even be noticeable at a glance but if you touch the sides of the blade edge you will feel a thin “wire” or “lip” of metal off to the side, right at the tip.

While most of a Fiskars axe is fairly indestructible, the cutting edge will dull with use and can chip or roll. It’s a fairly common criticism of Fiskars. The 30-degree flat grind edge is sharp but more delicate than a convex grind. Combined with a bit softer steel and you are going to have to do some sharpening. I always recommend people learn to sharpen the “proper” way with stones, but it can be hard to beat an easy 60 second sharpen. See how to use the Fiskars sharpener here. How to fix a chipped edge on your axe It’s important to note, I would only use this sharpener for a Fiskars or Gerber Axe (Gerber axes are Fiskars). I tried it with some other hatchets, which you can read about below. You can lightly run the edge through the sharpener a single time (maybe it comes off). But the best way to clean the edge is through stropping.I’ve found it can be awkward to try and sharpen the big axes higher up, and you get a less even or complete motion. I would end up just doing a bunch of partial strokes. The big axes are easiest to run fully through the sharpener if it’s lower to the ground and you are positioned above it.

The easiest way is to simply wipe down the head with WD-40 after using the axe. It will both clean away dirt and residue and provide a light oiling at the same time.Sharpening dull axe edges requires stones with grit. And the grit ranges from 1000 to 3000. So, whetstones with grits ranging from 4000 to 8000 grits are used to polish the knife and sharpen the sharpness. Technique Two: Fiskars Sharpener File with the single cut side. Axe files will often have a single cut and double cut side – the single cut (straight lines) will be smoother and remove less material per stroke. The double cut side will criss-cross and is for aggressive material removal.

However, with these axes, I know a lot of people don’t bother. Especially with the splitting axes – just keep swinging and sharpen as needed. 2. Maintaining the blade (bit) of your Fiskars Axe The sharpener seemed to work okay on the Estwing, but not on the other two. They have a different edge profile from a Fiskars axe. They could be tweaked to match the edge of the sharpener, but I don’t plan on using them with it (so I didn’t bother). And Even for the Estwing which worked it required a bit of a different technique. Reduce pressure and strokes at the end, ideally finishing each side with one or two light strokes to keep the edge sharp and clean.

If someone has a Fiskars axe, then a sharpening stone can help keep the axe’s cutting edge sharp. Of course, a rusty axe will never cut wood smoothly, but a decent sharpening stone will accomplish the task without any hassle. Here are the three techniques of the Fiskars axe sharpening process. That will help a user decide which is thebest axe sharpener. Technique One: A Large Sharpening Stone Any pull-through sharper may leave little wires, burs, or particles of steel clinging to the edge and the Fiskars is no exception. Learn how to reduce chipping and fully maintain your Fiskars axe here. Fiskars sharpener instructions I don’t fault Fiskars for this. It’s part of the deal with a flat grind design (which comes surprisingly sharp for the price). Sharpening is just part of the axe game. Common issues with the Fiskars axe edge

One of the best features of Fiskars axes is that you can basically store them anywhere. Shed, garage, the trunk of the car, and you won’t run into the same issues as a traditional axe. They can withstand temperature and humidity changes. I tested the Fiskars sharpener on a few other axes I had laying around that were also a little worn from testing. There was a classic Estwing sportsman, Council Tool flying fox, and Husqvarna hatchet. WD-40 is a common solution, but gun oil, boiled linseed oil, and other solutions work great. I have a full article on every way I know to prevent rust on an axe. One method even includes bacon.So after describing all the best ways to care for a Fiskars axe it’s time for me to confess – I often don’t care for my Fiskars axes as well as I should. Sharpen your blades with Fiskars Xsharp Axe & Knife Sharpener The Fiskars Xsharp™ Axe and Knife Sharpener acts as 2 sharpeners in one. Wood preparation requires that you have the sharpest tools for making the cut. If you chop a lot of wood, it's only a matter of time that your blades will dull. Regular maintenance keeps your Fiskars Axes and Knives sharp and safe. This handy portable tool features 2 sharpeners in 1. Ceramic grind stone has clearly indicated cutting grooves for either axes or knives. Just run the blade through the right groove and roll it a couple of times and your blade will restore its optimal bevel for cutting. This handy little forest companion has optimized sharpening angles for both Fiskars axes and knives and its easy to use mechanism makes it a breeze to work with. It's also small enough to carry along wherever you go. Ideally, leather should be used for stropping, but you don’t need to buy a dedicated strop. I use an old wallet for my axes. You can use an old belt, purse, leather pants – anything. If rust does start to form in those grooves (or anywhere on the head), I’ve found steel wool or a wire brush are the best way to get in there and clean it out.

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