It is a common question that How to Sharpen Broadheads? The sharpness of broadheads when you newly purchase them is competing for trickery! It does not matter how many pennies you have spent, you will have to sharp. To smoothen deflected edges after you have a good practice using them or after the pleasures you enjoy hunting animals.
Around 95% of the time it is necessary to sharp cut-on-impact broadheads before you use them in action. Trust me the light that gracefully reflects from the razor-sharp edges of blades is a complete illusion. Before your sweat releases hearing this, the good news must be unveiled! The innovators have released a couple of good sharpening aids that have made arrow-shooting much easier and satisfying for all archers. We will go through an overview of descriptions regarding these handy sharpening aids. As well as we will provide you completely regarding some of the popular tools and accessories that are absolute favorites of bow hunters for sharpening traditional bowheads. Before proceeding, always keep safety measures whenever you are handling broadheads as they are extremely sharp to injure you as well as unpleasant carelessness may cause death.
File sharpening: Initially, before you start file sharpening your broadhead, you need to first attach all your broadheads on your arrows and make sure that they spin straight and are installed with precision. While following all the file sharpening steps it is necessary to keep on checking the sharpness of the blades. To do this, pass your broadhead through a series of rubber bands that are stretched across a wooden frame from both directions so that a mesh-like pattern is created. If your broadheads cut through the rubber bands without any difficulty, be confirmed that your broadhead is sharp. Moving on to details of sharpening.
Broadheads that are well manufactured keeping quality in mind are easy to sharpen. The angle of the grind on the broadhead must be smooth, straight and should have almost sharp enough factory edge. Broadheads with nearly fine grinds with features mentioned will be easier to put the final edge on by further sharpening. The steel of the broadheads must be hard enough to provide strength, with a little bit of softness so that you are able to file them. Give your broadheads a file test by making your broadhead pass once or twice along its bevel with a good quality file. If the file glides off the broadhead and does not grip on to the steel, then the steel is too hard for file sharpening.
While sharpening broadhead using a file, file from the back of the broadhead towards the tip. The intention is to keep following the primary angle of the main level and to keep on file until the same amount of steel is removed from both the sides giving you a razor-sharp edge. Before reaching the precise razor-sharp edge, you will get to see wire–edge that indicates that you are close to ending your task of sharpening. When the wire-edged is removed you will be ready with a sharp-edged blade that you desire. While filing, keep in mind to count the number of strokes that you make so that it is equally done for both sides. Push firmly and not too hard with pressure, you will feel when your steel is peeling off. For further precision, mark and color in the factory
bevel, so that you can be able to keep track of where you have removed the steel and you can maintain the factory angle.
Key to get the sharpest edge: Forgetting the sharpest edge, use a hard Arkansas stone, a piece of tooling leather, or even ceramic crock sticks for further sharpening. As you apply strokes with these two sharpening tools you must use steady a light pressure. As your edge gets closer to reach the final sharpness your strokes need to get lighter. After finishing the final sharpening, test it using the previous method.
Diamond hones: If you notice that the steel of your broadhead is too hard, don’t get disheartened as diamond hones are here to save you. Diamond hones can sharpen steel of any hardness.
Bastard file: Bastard file is recommended, for smooth stock removal. For sharpening broadhead blades at home use bastard files of length 10-12 inches. For sharpening in fields use bastard files of length 6-8 inches. While working with files using the tool Arrow Grabber that is placed on the tip of broadhead, to support the arrow and broadhead will work.
In addition, a list of sharpeners that will get you ready for shooting in fields is, AccuSharp and 3Rivers CC Sharpener. These both sharpeners have teeth like structure in them that help them peel out the steel from the blades of broadhead. The Accusharp is the most preferable one as they have a handle to grip onto and to provide protection to your fingers. On the other hand, the 3Rivers CC Sharpener is small and lightweight providing two surfaces for sharpening. One is carbide and the other is ceramic.
To conclude, the sharpening aids will definitely assist you for precision bow shooting with efficiency. Even if the aids are there to help. We recommend you to buy the high rated bow heads as not only in terms of sharpness, there are other features effective shooting depends on. Sharpening is definitely an important skill to learn. Even if you hand sharpen with a file or use high rated accessories. Always make sure that your broadheads are hunting sharp, yes it is a tough job of sharpening up every then and now. But after a bit of patience and practice, you will have no problem in sharpening traditional broadheads.