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    Does anyone know where you can find/buy an axe sharpening gauge?

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    JB -

    There's one you can cut of the "Axe to Grind" pamphlet on the forest service website.

    I bet you've already got the .pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommysjr4045 View Post
    JB -

    There's one you can cut of the "Axe to Grind" pamphlet on the forest service website.

    I bet you've already got the .pdf
    Thanks!
    Hmmm.... If I just print off the page and cut it out, will it be to scale?

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    Just make sure you are printing at 100% setting. Anything else and the size will change.

    Quote Originally Posted by justin_baker View Post
    Thanks!
    Hmmm.... If I just print off the page and cut it out, will it be to scale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCP View Post
    Just make sure you are printing at 100% setting. Anything else and the size will change.
    it doesn't matter, its just an angle right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin_baker View Post
    Thanks!
    Hmmm.... If I just print off the page and cut it out, will it be to scale?
    Yeah - it's to scale. But keep in mind that this is a general guage for a felling type axe. It works good for my 3.5lber. But I don't use it for boy's axes. But you can use it as a maximum useful thickness for an axe to have any chopping value.

    To the others: No - it does matter. That particualr guage is not just an angle. It also is a guage for general bit thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommysjr4045 View Post
    Yeah - it's to scale. But keep in mind that this is a general guage for a felling type axe. It works good for my 3.5lber. But I don't use it for boy's axes. But you can use it as a maximum useful thickness for an axe to have any chopping value.

    To the others: No - it does matter. That particualr guage is not just an angle. It also is a guage for general bit thickness.

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    I meant it doesn't matter if its to scale. its still the same angle.

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