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Broadhead sharpening

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olympia

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So what do the experienced guys here do for Broadhead sharpening? I been using a stone but it doesn't seem to give me that edge I want, I wanna be able to shave hairs off my arm with it. Should I cave and go grab a Broadhead sharpener? Any particular kind I should be looking for?
 
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For my replaceable blade broadheads I use a basic oil stone and then a diamond impregnated ceramic hone, and finally a strop (although this step is not really necessary).

The whole trick/key is to keep the same angle on the blades through all the steps that you do. At the end, when you are doing your final sharpening, you want to use only light strokes - and do the same number of strokes on each side of the blade, finishing up with one feather-light final stroke on each side.


For fixed blade heads (like Montec) I use a small, very fine file, It takes a bit of practice to get the angle right and to be able to lighten the strokes towards the end, but it is very doable. Some of the fish hook sharpeners have a flat edge on one side. These work really well.

Again - the key is to do the same number of strokes per side and to lighten those strokes towards the end of the sharpening. Very important.


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I stay far away from any sharpeners that are of this style....

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Riverbc

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I use a Lansky style sharpener. I shoot Slick Tricks and the blades come off and fit into the sharpener.


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