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Old 01-09-2019, 12:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The first few times I "sharpened" my pen mill I was using a fine diamond hone on the angled surface and the results didn't last long. And I was worried that I might end with the three cutting surfaces not all the same height, and even the cutting edges no longer perpendicular to the axis of the pen mill. After seeing a post I think here I honed the surface along the axis of the pen mill. After doing so it cut extremely well and I think stayed sharped longer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Woodchipper View Post
I tried a DMT diamond file but didn't get the results I wanted. Don't think I got the proper angle and didn't remove much metal to make a difference.
I'm going to make stand to hold my "Dremel" tool and use a stone to see if that will work. Will report with my results.
There is no "proper angle" you are touching up the large flat area. Don't change the angle.
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