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11/03/2013 at 15:37

What sharpening equipment do the forum folk recommend? I am looking to sharpen my spade, hoe, etc but dont want to use my wetstone which I have for kitchen knives (although I may use it for my secateurs). 

Any advice or recomendations?

11/03/2013 at 17:31
Bob Flowerdew recommended a carborundum stone for this on GQT this Sunday - whatever that is!
11/03/2013 at 17:34

From a position of complete ignorance, I just looked this up on the net and found that carborundum stone is an old-fashioned term for a silicon carbide stone, thus educating myself if nobody else!

11/03/2013 at 18:51
I would use a file to shape your bevel on these types of tools, followed by 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out the file marks. A quick spray of GT85 and a wipe with a rag and your good to go.

Secateurs a whetstone is good if you can get it in there but I like the small DMT red diamond stone to get a razor sharp cutting edge on my Felco No.2.
12/03/2013 at 20:40

my husband has an old sharping stone he uses and it certainly sharpens as i often cut my fingers when he has done the knives.

21/03/2013 at 16:45

Thanks for your suggestions and replies. 

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