On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:49:37 -0700, Angel Rodriguez
go to hardware store and buy a set of those tiny hand files. try to
sharpenby using the various type of file that fits.
Be prepared these may be super hardened ?? in order to not need sharpening
[yeah, sure, as verified by your question], which are harder than your
file and you won't get anywhere.
Then that will require diamond files, not actually 'diamond' but granular
diamonds all over the surface. Which means go online to look for those,
anything that can file down through a lock clasp should work.
There are a few special sharpener jigs available but they are expensive
and I've no idea how well they work.
Oxo makes a peeler in which the blade can be replaced. The peeler sells
for around $10 and new blades go for around $5.
On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:10:03 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Then why does anyone sharpen a chain saw blade with a file?
Or a knife on a sandstone?
Or a drill bit in a bench grinder?
Or a lawn mower blade with a dremel tool?
Certainly sharpening is worth the effort.
You just have to have the tools and technique which is what the
guy was asking.
If you are working 40+ hrs a week, sharpening a fricken potato peeler ain't worth the time and effort.
If you're retired, got nuthin to do and all day to do it, grab your hone and sharpen away. You can even take a nap when your done.
On Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:20:26 PM UTC-7, Handy Mann wrote:
Because the items you mention are relatively high dollar items, need sharping often so the cost of the sharpening tools is worth it.
Buying tools to sharpen something that costs less than a couple bucks? No way.
I'm still using the same peeler I bought some 40 years ago and it is still just fine.
On Sunday, July 6, 2014 9:52:18 AM UTC-4, Harry K wrote:
I'd also add that the items on his list have designs that make it
easy and practical to sharpen them. I can sharpen a mower blade very
easily in a few minutes with a handheld grinder. A peeler is typically
made of stainless steel and has a blade in a small opening. I think it
would be a PIA to get a file on it at the right angle and to do the
filing. If he wants to compare it to other sharp things, it would seem
to me it's more like a disposable razor blade than it is a lawn mower
blade. Maybe it can be done and it's practical, but so far I don't see
anyone saying they do it.
If I were going to try to sharpen rather than replace I wouldn't mess
with the beveled side, just use a stone on the other side. AAMOF, I just
looked at my wife's and that is where they were sharpend originally.
On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:03:41 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
Do you sharpen drill bits on your bench grinder?
It's worth having a sharp bit, and not having to drive down to the
store just to buy a $2 drill bit.
Likewise, is it worth sharpening your chain saw?
Again, most people do even though a brand new chain is only about
What about an old kitchen knife?
Do you just buy a new one every time it gets dull?
I doubt that you do, if you're on this newsgroup.
For me it is a balancing act. I sharpen most items around the house. Even
have a $ 100+ drill doctor to sharpen bits as I never learned to do it on a
grinder. No more than I drill, it would probably pay me to just get new
bits. Got that drill doctor for a Christmas present as I could not think of
anything else I wanted.
Other things such as putting some tar on the roof I use inexpensive paint
brushes and throw them away. It would cost more for cleaner than the
Last year I tosssed out a John Deere mower that had about 350 hours on it.
About 8 years old. The transaxel went out. It would have cost about half th
eprice of the mower to replace it and it still would only be good for about
that much longer. Thought I was buying quality,but found out later they made
a piece of junk to sell. Last Deere I will buy.
If that fruit peeler is less than say $ 5 and you don't have a tool to
sharpen it, toss and get a new one. If you do have the tool and it takes
only a short time , then sharpen it. I often sharpen the blades on my
utility knife as it only takes a short time to do so even though they are
not very expensive.
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