How to Sharpening a Machete With a Whetstone/Rock

This is another useful method that helps you to sharpen your machete. For this, you need no specific machine or tool. Just have a stone, rock a bowl of water, and the beacon. The last one is required if you are using artificial stone. To use this method, you only need to focus on the pattern and the right method.

To use this cheap method for the sharpening of the blade, first put the stone in the water. Then keep the stone in a firm position and drag the blade upward and downward position till you feel that you have reached acquired sharpness. Keep the blade in a perpendicular position and then move from the base of the stone to the tip. Along with moving the blade in a circular motion to get the proper sharpness of the blade.

There are a lot of stones available in the market. You can choose the one with high quality. You can spend a little more to save your weapon. This is because choosing the low-quality stone may lower the blade grading. Some of the common water stones available in the market are. These vary according to their size as well as the grit value.

  •  220 grit: It is for giving a new shape to your blade
  • 300 grit: the main purpose is to edge to the dull blade
  • 1000 grit: meant for all types of knife sharpening. You can use for a kitchen knife also
  •  1200 grit: effective for sharpening the delicate blades
  • 2000 grit: Best for use on a regular basis. It does not wear off too many particles from the machete blade
  • 3000 grit: it gives a blade a finer finish and excellent sharpness.
  • 5000 grit: it sane extraordinary high-quality blade sharpening that provides the finest sharpness to the blade. Most professionals use this type f stone.
  •  8000 grit: it gives the superfine fine and excellent sharpness.

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