The Iceshanty Ice Auger Board is sponsored by
Nils Master Authorized Sharpening Service

Author Topic: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!  (Read 26625 times)

Offline 3300

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShantyholic
  • *
  • Posts: 6,419
  • Not affiliated with MarCum Tech.
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #90 on: Sep 21, 2017, 05:41 PM »
wonder why no one mentions leather straps like they used on razors. seems like that would work too.

Offline Agronomist_at_IA

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 4,090
  • Team Iowa!
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #91 on: Sep 21, 2017, 06:10 PM »
wonder why no one mentions leather straps like they used on razors. seems like that would work too.

The leather strap doesn't really get blades like these any sharper. The leather straps knock a burr off is all. On a double edged blade knocking off the burr helps that fine edge. On a single side like this when sharpening the burr is on the back edge and doesn't really matter for cutting. Once you start cutting ice the burr on back knocks off. The buffing wheel with a compound gets the edge really sharp because it is almost like putting a micro edge on it if you use really fine compound. Don't get me wrong really fine sand paper and sharpening stones do a great job, but with a buffing wheel and fine compound it's like your using a fine dust to finish the edge. I have a knife sharpener and was getting disapointed because I couldn't get my knifes sharp like my leech lake....so I did some research and put the buffing wheel on my wheel grinder and used some compound to "finish" the knife edge after using the knife sharpener. I can't believe how ignorant I was all these years. Now my knifes are so sharp I'm almost scared to use them. So I started to buff my auger blades after I hand sharpen them, and I've checked them with a factory new set......the factory set isn't any sharper. Using stones and a buffing wheel I've even been able to sharpen blades that were claimed to be shot and unable to be sharpened........

Online OldSailor

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,671
  • Take a kid fishing! Pay it forward!!
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #92 on: Sep 21, 2017, 06:12 PM »
They are properly called razor strops, and they work very well. I have one that is older than I am! (70+) that's been in the family and it works great on knives!! Might be a little hard to use on auger blades, but would help get them wicked sharp!!
My two favorite college football teams are Ohio State and whoever's playing Michigan!!!

Don't reel against the drag!!!

Offline chilly-willy

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,037
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #93 on: Sep 21, 2017, 06:40 PM »
sorry cw, it's not my post. i just fixed it so the images are back for all of us to see w/o the photobucket plugin.

i just buy news ones. my buddy owns a store and i get his wholesale prices. i should own enough to play around with sharpening some by now and my store owner buddy gave me his old mora that i could try it on.
i have 3 lazers tho.


Thanks was just wondering if there was any comparison between the two.. cool thing about the Lansky type sharpeners you maybe able to sharpen laser style blades ?? Got to do more checking but not sure if its got the right angle needed I am sure I could make something work for it.. I would need to use a serated blade hone on the laser blades cause the square edges may screw up a good blade I will see what I can find out any how thanks for the reply and answer..

Offline chilly-willy

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,037
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #94 on: Sep 21, 2017, 07:59 PM »
Just checked you need a lansky curved blade stone set to sharpen laser blades with the Lansky type sharpeners  you can order them individually or as a set of four at like 25 to 30 bucks I just ordered them on ebay for 25 plus ordered the guide rods a set of four of them for 5 bucks since I got a smith set up I had to order the rods .. any how it's about a 35 *angle the stones held at on the Lansky they sell strops etc threw lansky and other stones for those intrested.. this set up make it very easy to hold the angle to get what you want "a very sharp auger blade".. best I found yet is the Lansky for blades...

 also thinking it may work on nils if done right I got a blade I may try it on... that is old and cracked.. hit some really bad ice by a beach sand must have blown off beach and it screwed up blade.. any way I will try it sooner or later once I recive the new stones..

Offline jackpine

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 277
  • Hardwater Nut!
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #95 on: Nov 20, 2017, 08:57 PM »
As someone who has sharpened auger blades for over 15 yrs. I found this enjoyable to read. There is some reel good info here. The 1 that mentioned patients is very accurate.

"Don't forget(shimming)."
Keep Your Auger Sharp

Offline itsbeal

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 8
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #96 on: Jan 02, 2018, 10:42 AM »
why cant i see the damn pictures??

Offline lefty2053

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,567
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #97 on: Jan 02, 2018, 11:46 AM »
why cant i see the damn pictures??
That is because everyone was using Photobucket and it doesn't work anymore. They decided they were going to charge everyone to use their service.  If you have questions just ask and maybe the person that posted it can report for you.
<===Lefty===

Offline 3300

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShantyholic
  • *
  • Posts: 6,419
  • Not affiliated with MarCum Tech.
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #98 on: Jan 02, 2018, 01:21 PM »
why cant i see the pictures??
mike, you can if you kept reading this topic, but here is a short cut to page 3 that shows the pictures and instructions.
https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=309016.msg3699607#msg3699607

Offline Fisherman 1

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 868
  • Fish..the other white meat
Re: Sharpen your auger blades at home!!
« Reply #99 on: Jan 12, 2018, 10:42 AM »
sorry cw, it's not my post. i just fixed it so the images are back for all of us to see w/o the photobucket plugin.

i just buy news ones. my buddy owns a store and i get his wholesale prices. i should own enough to play around with sharpening some by now and my store owner buddy gave me his old mora that i could try it on.
i have 3 lazers tho.

Thanks again for reposting the pics.

 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.