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Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:30 pm

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Were going out to the woods this weekend, and I've been (Rather half assedly I'll admit) Cleaning and prepping this old Machete of mine. The rust on the sides was no problem, but I don't know how to get around to actually sharpening the darn thing. We have a small slate made for sharpening small hunting knives, but for this, I think I would need something with a bit more size or power. Any ideas?
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:09 pm

Best thing would be to use a mounted power tool sharpener, same as you would use for a lawn mower blade.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:08 pm

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I'll have to check the garage, but I'm pretty sure we dont own anything like that.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby Va'al » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
How about hand sharpening it with a whetstone?
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby Pontimax 01 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:53 pm

I'd agree that using a bench grinder is probably the easiest way. Gonna be some sparks, so wear some eye protection.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:05 pm

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i got it sharpened by some guy in town, thanks anyways!
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby robofreak » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:50 pm

Machetes aren't supposed to be super sharp. They are mad for hacking and putting force into them.

The sharp edge would get trashed under normal machete use.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:35 pm

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Yes, but it was so blunt Id'e be better off with a 2X4. The guy who sharpened it knew his stuff, apparently. It was perfect. Not a single problem, and a fun trip.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:00 pm

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i dont recommend playing with a machete inside with a computer near. if mine had been a little bit sharper i would have had to get a new laptop on the spot. but its been 2 years since this happened. as far as my parents know i dropped my laptop on a hard object.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:48 pm

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Wha-?
How did that even happen?
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby robofreak » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:17 pm

BeastProwl wrote:Wha-?
How did that even happen?


He's a guy. That's how.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:11 am

Motto: "Gravity Hurts"
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So am I, and I dont have a dent in my computer.
BTW, your sig says 201 Octopunch, not 2012, just a heads up :P
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:38 am

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BeastProwl wrote:Wha-?
How did that even happen?

i was playing with my new machete at the time. i was hitting my mattress with it, i missed and hit my laptop that was also on my mattress.
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Re: Odd Question: tips on sharpening a machete?

Postby BeastProwl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:46 am

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Well, that's unfortunate. Funny, but unfortunate.
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