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Devices for sharpening broadheads

Right now I've got broadheads with removable blades. I'd like to be able to resharpen them easily after tuning or practicing. I think I need a tool that holds a razorblade at a specific angle while you drag the blade. Mostly looking on Amazon, can't find anything.

I'm also wide open to suggestions. Not looking to get a new hobby, burning hours and hours for perfection; just want to keep my gear in good working order.

Next year I'm going to try some 1 piece 3-blade broadheads, like VPA. It appears you can just use a flat whetstone for them.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 05:57 AM
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I made a jig to hold a Dremel with the 1" grinding wheel, a couple screws for guides, and a blade holder from two pieces of flat aluminum. It's straight out of Rube Goldberg, but it does the job.

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sounds like a good idea flintlock hunter.
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flintlock_hunter, would love to see a picture of your setup.
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I made a jig to hold a Dremel with the 1" grinding wheel, a couple screws for guides, and a blade holder from two pieces of flat aluminum. It's straight out of Rube Goldberg, but it does the job.
Almost sounds like you created an ice skate sharpener, for broadheads.
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flintlock_hunter, would love to see a picture of your setup.

I don't get along with computers very well, so pictures sometimes don't work out.

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These are what Another Pilgrim was asking to see. One is the basic set up, the other is the blade in position to be sharpened.


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Thanks flintlock. Looks like you move the aluminum blade holder back and forth by hand to sharpen the blade. Correct?
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interesting set up , you`re very talented at rigging things to use, does your wife know or is it a secret
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Thanks flintlock. Looks like you move the aluminum blade holder back and forth by hand to sharpen the blade. Correct?

You work right to left using the bolt as a quide, and the top of the angle aluminum as a steady rest. Very light pressure, flip over and repeat untill it shaves.

Puts a different angle on the edge, so the first time takes a little time, but easy after that. The only problem is being careful not to cut yourself checking sharpness!!!!

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