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Old 05-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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I have some older snips that could use a sharpening I have a new (water cooled bench grinder) ..How to find grind angle to do the job right the first time? Thanks
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:28 PM
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Took apart an old pexto tinner's shear that wouldn't cut. Chucked the blade in a post vise and draw filed the edge with a new 4" mill file. Took about an hour of careful work to maintain the angle and curve and get a sharp edge. That was 12 years ago and she still cuts with no burr.
I wouldn't use power wheels. Takes off too much too fast with too much heat. Remember, you can't replace what you took off.

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