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The Daily Fix: Sharpen Dull Knives (Scissors and Can Openers, Too!)

Mar 9th 2010 9:05AM If you want to sharpen your knifes you are better off buying a stone and a steel(If you dont already have one. Most people have one in their draws but dont know what it is). You can find an ok stone for around $20-$40 that will do its job for what you need. It shoudn't be any lower than 1000 grit on it's roughest side. Anything lower will take to much metal off the knife and if you dont know how to use the stone properly you can do more bad then good.When you get the stone watch some how-to videos so you can learn how to correctly use a stone. Using it improperly will casue the knife to ware unevenly,so it is important that you learn the correct way .This artical is telling you to put your knife at a 45 degree angel. That is way to much, you want about a 20 degree angel. Once your knife is sharp after using the stone run it across the steel, it redefines the edge. You should run your knife across the steel 5 or 6 times each time. It may seem like a lot but it will help keep your knife sharp.


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