Sharpening your axe doesn’t have to be done with a file or honing puck. Instead, you can use an axe sharpener for an easy, fast, and effective sharpening job that will make your axe blade sharp enough to shave with.
Out of all the axe sharpeners we’ve tested and reviewed, the Smith’s axe sharpener came out on top as the best axe sharpener for its simple and effective design
Twenty pulls across the edge with this axe sharpener will take about two minutes and give your axe blade a razor sharp edge.
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Smith’s Axe Sharpener Review
- Quickly sharpens a dull axe, hatchet, or machete with just a few easy pulls
- Durable, plastic head for easier sharpening
- Oversized handle allows for use with gloves
- Large safety guard; Cleaning brush, with wire bristles, stores in the handle
- Replaceable carbide blades; Abrasive: Premium Carbides; Grit: Coarse
Quickly and easily sharpens axe blades with only a few pulls. Included brush takes off burrs and folds into handle afterwards. Large handle makes using with gloves easy.
Plastic handle is surprisingly durable. Sharpening stones show no signs of wear even after sharpening 20+ axe heads.
Covers manufacturing defects and part replacement at
Great portable axe sharpener that gets the job done time and time again. Easy and intuitive design makes it a joy to use. Costs less than the average sharpening stone and requires no oil.
- Easily removes damage from blade
- Quickly sharpens
axeblade in a few pulls across
- Doesn’t require any oil or maintenance
Over-sizedhandle makes it easy to use with gloves
- Includes wire brush that removes burrs and folds into handle
- Portable design weighs less than a pound and size of
pocketbook Canbe picked up for under $10 at the time of writing
- More work than using an automatic grinder
The Smith’s axe sharpener makes quick work of any axe blade. The axe sharpener has a pair of sharpening stones on the front that are angled perfectly to sharpen an axe blade.
Put your axe in a vice or hold it steady and give it a few pulls with this axe sharpener.
The stones will remove metal damage such as nicks and scratches, leaving you with a razor sharp axe blade.
We tested the Smith’s
One concern of our when purchasing the Smith’s axe sharpener was the plastic handle. We weren’t sure if the handle would break if accidentally dropped while sharpening.
Upon receiving the
The plastic handle also helps balance the axe sharpener and focuses the weight into the sharpening stones on the front to help you perform consistent pulls.
We were pleasantly surprised with how the plastic handle helped the usability of the axe sharpener and made it fun to use.
The over-sized grip of the handle lets you use it with gloves. Whether it’s a dull blade or a razor sharp blade after a few passes, either can give you a nasty cut that you’d be smart to avoid by wearing thick gloves.
The over-sized handle earns great marks for being easy to use with personal protective equipment and shows the thought and testing put into the design of this
The sharpening stones are fine grit dry sharpening stones that don’t require any honing oil or maintenance. Despite being fine stones, they performed an excellent job of removing nicks and metal damage from our test axe blade.
The angle of the sharpening stones works the full edge throughout the pull to remove damage and leave behind a sharp edge, earning it great marks for effectiveness.
Also included with the Smith’s
Sharpening any kind of blade leaves behind a burr on the blade that must be worn away to reveal the true sharpness of the new edge.
The fold-in wire brush comes in handy after sharpening if you have any metal burrs to remove.
A few brushes against the edge of the blade removes the burr and leaves a scary sharp edge that’s ready to take on any job. The brush folds into the handle afterwards to make sure that you never lose it and always have it handy.
The brush worked just as intended in our tests and removed the metal burrs with little effort while leaving the new edge undamaged.
The great utility of this axe sharpener is aided by its portability.
You can easily carry around this tool without a second thought and pull it out when your axe needs a quick touch up. Instead of carrying around a loose set of files, sharpening stones, and oils, you can instead carry around this axe sharpener and get the job done quicker.
Overall the Smith’s
This axe sharpener removes nicks and damage from axe blades with ease while bringing them to a razor sharp edge after only a few pulls and includes a folding wire brush for easy burr removal.
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