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Rampant_Weasel

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« on: January 10, 2009, 17:18 »
i have a wilkinson sword stainless steel spade but its not as sharp as it was.can i sharpen it with a file or will it ruin the stainless aspect of it and cause it to rust?

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 18:39 »
Stainless Steel is not a coating so should not cause a problem.

Stainless steel actually rust less and is not rust proof.

I intend making a gravel box this year for my digging eqpt. This is made of sand and old engine oil. This aids cleaning and helps stop the tools from rusting.

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shaun

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 09:53 »
just use it the soil will put a nice edge on it for you  :wink:
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 10:57 »
ok thanks for the advice

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PinkTequila

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 15:47 »
Sharpen it with a file. A spade should be sharp. The soil can help it keep sharp but cannot put a keen edge on it.

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shaun

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 20:38 »
the only tool you need to sharpen is an hoe ohh and your knife  :wink:



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