Tool Maintenance: Sharpening Hand Tool Blades
If you’ve heeded our earlier advice to invest in good, durable tools, the next step is to ensure proper care and maintenance in order to extend the life of your tool collection. The most popular tool upkeep task is sharpening blades, so you’ll need to select a file or stone that best complements your blade and the size of the tool.
Additionally, consider a honing guide, an especially useful device for those new to tool-sharpening. The guide helps maintain correct angles to ensure optimal sharpening. You’ll also want to invest in a variety of files, which will ensure you can easily sharpen a variety of blades and tools.
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