Japanese Weeding Sickles

Sharpen the outside edge (the bottom part of the angle as shown in the picture to the right). The picture on the left shows a Japanese weeding sickle being sharpened on the Tormek.

Unlike a garden hoe, this does not set the angle for the tool's usage in a way as to make its use problematic.

General Guidelines
Notes Recommended
Tormek Jigs
30°

If using the Tormek KJ-45 jig, the bottom stop is recommended. This makes setting the angle easier.

If the original angle is different, it is best to match that.


KJ-45


Notes & Comments

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