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How to sharpen skates at home


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To get pleasure from skating, you need to sharpen them.

It is not always possible to turn to professionals to perform this procedure, and then you have to sharpen your skates at home.

There are two ways of sharpening? With a groove and without it.

You will need

  • - emery
  • - round file
  • - fine-grained bar



In order to sharpen the skates in the homeConditions, prepare a regular emery (electric motor, guide plate and grinding wheel). With its help it is necessary to make a trough (for new skates) or to deepen it (for skates that are heavily blunted).


After this, using a round file,Approximately ten millimeters in diameter, it is necessary to manually deduce the correct shape of the trough, while simultaneously sharpening of the edges occurs. The gutter is worth doing in the expectation that its depth should be no more than 0.5-0.6 millimeters. No less important is that the trough does not fall into any direction. In order to check this, it is necessary to apply a flat (necessarily flat) surface across the groove. It must be completely perpendicular to the blade (deviation not more than 3 degrees). After performing this procedure, it is necessary to use a fine-grained bar to remove the burrs.


Some produce sharpening of skates without a groove. This method is much easier. To sharpen the skates at home without a groove (or, as they are also called - grooves), it is also necessary to have an emery or file (in the case of a file, you will have to apply a lot of effort to sharpen the skates). Moreover, as in the above, and in this method, it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the tool hardness of the steel of the file was higher than the hardness of the alloy from which the blade was made. Having fixed the skates, you need to start sharpening. Is the grinding principle simple? It is necessary to sharpen the sole of the blade at right angles to its side walls.


After grinding, you need to check itright. Is it easy to perform this operation? You need to see how the skates stand on the surface of the ice. If everything is done correctly, then they will stand straight and level.
When carrying out the procedure for sharpening skates, remember that the correct grinding will depend on the convenience and comfort of the skater.

How to sharpen skates at home Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Baiqiyfx
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