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Old 06-24-2018, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mill Sharpening

I have always been bad about sharpening my mills. Mostly because I never looked at doing it. I saw someplace someone asking about sharpening them, and someone else shared a video.

So I watched the video, and they used cards that you can get off Amazon for 12 bucks a piece or so. I started looking around for the diamond plated ones and found something at Tractor Supply.

That is what I found. I ran the rough (320 grit) over 25 times on each tooth, then the (800 grit) 25 times.

After that, I squared 1 wood Sierra, and it was like butter. 2 Polyresin blanks, and 7 Rhyno Plastic blanks. I honestly am not sure if the Mill cut as well as it did when it was new.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the DMT diamond files- set of three is about $30 at Woodcraft. I use them to sharpen tools, mills, knives. They won't sharpen my mind which is frustrating.
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