Fokin's flat cutter is a tool designed for manual tillage. It allows you to apply a minimum of effort, providing more effective care of the territory. Periodically, inventory needs sharpening, otherwise it will be useless to use it. It is worth understanding the methods and features of sharpening Fokin's flat cutter.
The content of the article
- What can be used to sharpen a Fokin flat cutter
- How to sharpen a flat cutter
- Do you always need a sharp sharpening of a flat cutter?
What can be used to sharpen a Fokin flat cutter
The frequency of sharpening depends on the intensity of use of the equipment and what kind of work is carried out with its help. On average, they do this several times a season.
The tool dulls faster when working in stony or clay soil.
Loosen or weed the ground blunt inventory is quite difficult. For sharpening, you can use an abrasive disc, a special whetstone or a stone. A universal sharpener used for knives or just sandpaper is suitable.
You need to choose the right tool based on the condition of the tool. The universal sharpener can be used in any occasion, as its name suggests.
How to sharpen a flat cutter
Often it is the tip of the tool that suffers, which is obtained as a result of the intersection of the auxiliary and main cutting edges. In this case, you need to work with sandpaper along the bevel. It is not recommended to press hard on the edge, so as not to reduce the wear resistance of the flat cutter.
In order not to harm the tool with improper sharpening, you should follow some tips:
- When sharpening, a chamfer located on the back surface of the blade is processed. Otherwise, the tool may become more dull. Do not touch the front of the blade.
- Start the procedure from the tip of the inventory. It is he who wears out the most.
- Care must be taken to ensure that the cutting edge does not heat up during operation. Otherwise, this will lead to a decrease in wear resistance.
- Tool sharpening is carried out at an angle of 45 degrees.
It is recommended to keep sharpening tools handy at all times. This will add sharpness to the blade if necessary. Also sharpening should be carried out regularly. Even if the tool has not been used often, it is necessary to periodically check the condition of the blade and, if necessary, process it.
Before you remove the inventory for winter storage, it is recommended to lubricate it with a special compound that allows you to prevent the occurrence of rust on the metal.
Do you always need a sharp sharpening of a flat cutter?
Many believe that the sharper the tool, the more useful it will be. Fokin's flat cutter performs many functions. But not all of them require a sharp blade. For example, if you plan to weed weeds. A slightly dull blade allows you to pull out the roots instead of cutting them off.
Other jobs will require a sharp blade, including the need to till more than 5cm deep. When you want to thin out densely sown dill, carrots, parsley, you can use a tool without perfect sharpening. For such manipulations, it is quite suitable.
The flat cutter allows you to cope with many functions in the cultivation of the soil. With regular use, its blades become dull, and the effectiveness of the inventory decreases. To avoid this, it is recommended to periodically check the condition of the flat cutter and sharpen it. To do this, there are various improvised means, including sandpaper and a universal knife sharpener. They allow you to quickly and effectively solve the problem.