How To Sharpen A Hatchet. Change the angle of the grinder to about 25 degrees. To do this you should clamp the axe with the cutting edge upwards in a vise and use a flat-file to remove material from the cutting edge.
Flip the hatchet over to its original side and repeat what you did with the 120-grit sandpaper. This burr is the feather edge or a very thin bent end. Sharpen the edge with a coarse whetstone.
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This burr is the feather edge or a very thin bent end. After removing some tree stumps with my axe the edge is in really bad shape and needs sharpening. You can do this both when standing and when seated. Clamp the head of the hatchet between your knees with.