Axes

Guidelines shown below are for Included Angles (⍺).

Notes about Secondary Bevels are at the bottom of this page.

Sharpening axes on the Tormek uses the Tormek SVA-170 Ax Jig. Alternatively, an angle grinder can be used with a 120 grit flap disc.

General Guidelines
Ax Type Included Angle - Secondary Bevel Notes
Soft Wood Hard Wood
General 20º 25º +2-5º This is a guideline. Exact angles are not required.
Carpenter 20º 25º +2-5º Grind the edge so there is a longer side facing the wood.
Felling 30º 35º +2-5º
Hunting 30º 35º +2-5º


Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones



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