We offer tool and knife sharpening in Stirling

Knife Sharpening

Knife Sharpening

We all know how frustrating blunt knives Stirling are to use. Cutting and chopping can become quite an effort and, because increased pressure is required, potentially more dangerous.
Bobs locks precision knife sharpening – tormek wet stone grinder will grind your old blunt knives back to their former glory often to a far superior finish than your knifes were new, and after honing on the leather wheel will leave you with a mirror finish blade that will be razor sharp.

Whether it be an expensive chef’s knife that needs sharpened or your domestic set from home. Bobs locks has the sharpening answer in Stirling. Work smart not long and get the best from your knifes in Stirling at all times not just when their new.

The knife edge will be the same angle right across the blade, depending on how Sharpe you require the knife we can adjust the angle to suit your needs 25 degrees both sides would give you
more longevity in the knifes sharpens life.
Where as a finer angle of 13 degrees both sides would give you a sharper edge but would not last as long. As with all things it depends on what kind of use your knifes are subjected too. Contact us today for knife sharpening!

a rack of tools showing our knife sharpening stirling
A knife being sharpened by a knife sharpening tool

Chisel & Tool Sharpening

Have your chisels gone blunt? Have they get blemishes in on the outer edge? Is it taking too long to work with the wood?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Bobs locks chisel and knife sharpening service can help.

We can revive your worn out chisels and bring them back to the razor Sharpe edge often better than a new chisel we can re shape the edge and square it off giving you the perfect edge capable of slicing through the most stubborn of wood and knots with relative ease.
Poor trade’s people will often blame the poor tools for a poor finish. Bobs locks chisel sharpening service in Stirling this should be a thing of the past and never a valid excuse.
Many trades people try to sharpen there tools on a bench grinder. This in turn creates a hollow grind and is no use also the heat transferred to the tip of the chisel can often leave the metal tempered and weak causing shards to break off. Even if this is the case Bobs locks can revive your chisel and get them back to a razor sharp finish.

Knife Care - Knife Sharpening

STORAGE

Avoid the edge of the knife from coming in contact with things that can dull and chip the edge. There are a multitude of holders on the market. Buy one that keeps the knives in separate compartments with the cutting edges protected.

CLEANING

The knife may be able to stand up to dishwater temperatures and detergents, but it can’t stand up to being knocked around by the water jets. This will cause them to bump into other utensils which could dull or chip the edge. Kitchen knives should be hand washed and dried immediately to prevent rusting. Remember, stainless is only rust resistant not rust proof.

USE

Select the correct knife for the job. Most knives are manufactured with a specific purpose in mind and are designed for that purpose.
Thin blades are generally for fine delicate cutting and the heavy thick blades for the less critical tougher cuts. Using a thin blade to make the tougher cuts will quickly dull the blade.

CUTTING SURFACE

a surface that can be cut into.
A hard cutting surface will quickly dull the edge. Glass, porcelain and metal are some of the worst surfaces to use. Stick with wood or plastic that can be cut into.

USE OF A STEEL HONE

knives get dull. How long before your knife gets dull depends on how you use it and care for it. A good steel or ceramic hone will extend the life of the cutting edge. It does not sharpen the blade; it only re-aligns the edge. Honing should be done just before use or at least on a regular basis to prevent the edge from getting too far out of alignment.

KNIFE SHARPENING

The sharpener that you use and how it is used can make a big difference on the end results. An electric sharpener can do a lot of damage very quickly and doesn’t allow one to control the type of edge that is being grinded. If you want to sharpen your own knives, get a good set of sharpening stones and work slowly. With a little practice, a simple V-edge bevel edge should be obtainable.

FAQS

It can be very frustrating and dangerous to use a blunt knife due to the extra force needed to produce results. We can sharpen your knife and regrind the angles on the knife to like new.

Yes. Matching the existing angle will give you the best edge. Sharpening at a higher angle will tend to give you a less sharp edge, sharpening at a lower angle will be more time consuming due to requiring more material to be removed. We can cater for Japanese blade, Swedish blade and many more with our Tormek Wet Stone.

Unfortunately, we don't offer this service at this time.

Yes we can. It often requires more time to recover the blade but most chisels can be saved . This will require more metal to be removed and will shorten the life of the tools.

Yes we have the ability to soften these burrs from the blade and hone the edge to like new.

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