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Sharpening Iron Will
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Iowabowhunter 21-Nov-23
Dale06 21-Nov-23
Iowabowhunter 21-Nov-23
fdp 21-Nov-23
Dale06 21-Nov-23
Jaquomo 21-Nov-23
Iowabowhunter 21-Nov-23
Sam 21-Nov-23
Sam 21-Nov-23
spike78 22-Nov-23
Jaquomo 22-Nov-23
Iowabowhunter 23-Nov-23
Sam 23-Nov-23
21-Nov-23
Wondering if anyone has tried using a paper wheel to sharpen their Iron Will heads after they’ve been thru animals?

From: Dale06
21-Nov-23
I’m not sure what that is. I’ve used IWs for five years, and have sharpened them with a Lansky system. It’s not fast, but it gets them super sharp.

21-Nov-23
Hey Dale, you put the paper wheel on a bench grinder, it's a type of sharpening system that speeds up the process, just haven't heard of anyone trying it with the IW heads.

I really like them & have ways to sharpen them, but MAN is it time consuming with all the edges that can need touched up haha.

From: fdp
21-Nov-23
You can sharpen any blade on a paper wheel.

From: Dale06
21-Nov-23
I don’t sharpen the back edge of my IWs. I’ve shot numerous critters with them, all pass throughs. I really don’t see the need to sharpen the back edge.

From: Jaquomo
21-Nov-23
I use a Worksharp manual sharpener. The important thing is to keep that 20 degree bevel, whatever you use.

21-Nov-23
Probably a dumb question on my part, i've never used one before but it seems like a much simpler & faster way to sharpen my Iron Will heads.

From: Sam
21-Nov-23
I’ve been using a lansky style sharpener and finish with a leather strop.

From: Sam
21-Nov-23

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From: spike78
22-Nov-23
Sam do you remove bleeders to sharpen?

From: Jaquomo
22-Nov-23
I don't know about the Lansky, but with the similar Worksharp set at the right angle, I don't need to remove the bleeders.

23-Nov-23
Todd-I would disassemble the Iron Will, I would think then the paper wheel would sharpen it just fine?

From: Sam
23-Nov-23
Spike, I do remove them, I even run the bleeders over the Lansky stone.

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