Tool & Knife Sharpening

Knife Sharpening in Stirling

We all know how frustrating blunt knives can be! Cutting and chopping become quite an effort, and the increased pressure required can make it potentially more dangerous.

AL Security offers precision knife sharpening – we will grind your old blunt knives back to their former glory, often achieving a far superior finish than when they were new. After honing on the leather wheel, you will leave our Stirling shop with a mirror finish blade that is razor-sharp.

Whether it’s an expensive chef’s knife that needs sharpening or your domestic set from home, AL Security has the sharpening solution in Stirling. Work smart, not hard, and get the best from your knives at all times, not just when they are new.

The knife edge will be the same angle across the blade. Depending on how sharp you require the knife, we can adjust the angle to suit your needs. An angle of 25 degrees on both sides will give you more longevity, while a finer angle of 13 degrees will provide a sharper edge but won’t last as long. The use of the knife will dictate the level of sharpening required.

Contact us today for expert tool and knife sharpening in Stirling! For the best sharpening services, trust AL Security to keep your tools and knives in top condition.

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Tool Sharpening in Stirling

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

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then AL Security’s Stirling chisel and knife sharpening service can help.

We can revive your worn-out chisels and restore them to a razor-sharp edge as if they were new. We reshape the metal and square it off, giving you the perfect edge capable of slicing through the most stubborn wood and knots with ease.

As the old saying goes, “a bad workman always blames his tools.” With AL Security’s chisel sharpening service in Stirling, this will be a thing of the past. Many tradespeople try to sharpen their tools on a bench grinder, which can create a hollow grind with a poor-quality finish. 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, AL Security can revive your chisel, restoring it to a razor-sharp finish and its former glory.

For expert tool and knife sharpening in Stirling, trust AL Security to keep your tools in top condition.

Contact Us for Tool and Knife Sharpening in Stirling

Knife Care

Storage

Avoid letting the edge of your knife come into contact with things that can dull or chip it. There are many holders on the market, so choose one that keeps the knives in separate compartments with the cutting edges protected.

Cleaning

While your knife may withstand dishwasher temperatures and detergents, it cannot handle being knocked around by water jets. This can cause it to bump into other utensils, dulling or chipping the edge. Hand wash and dry kitchen knives immediately to prevent rusting. Remember, stainless steel is rust-resistant, not rust-proof.

Use

Select the correct knife for the job. Most knives are designed with a specific purpose in mind. Thin blades are generally for finer, delicate cutting, while heavy, thick blades are better suited for tougher cuts. Using a thin blade for tougher cuts will quickly dull the blade.

Cutting Surface

A hard cutting surface will quickly dull the edge. Glass, porcelain, and metal are among the worst surfaces to use. Stick with wood or plastic, as these materials are more malleable and gentler on the blade edge.

Use of a Steel Hone

How long your knife stays sharp depends on how you use 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 regularly to prevent the edge from getting too far out of alignment.

Knife Sharpening

The type of sharpener and how it is used can greatly affect the results. An electric sharpener can damage a blade quickly and doesn’t allow you to control the type of edge being ground. If you want to sharpen your knives yourself, invest in a good set of sharpening stones and work slowly. With a little practice, you can achieve a simple V-edge.

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