Question : How do I sharpen Outbacks?
Answer: Sharpening Outbacks
I use a small 8″ file, called a “rake” file, that you can buy at shops that sell or services chainsaws.
It is used for filing down the raking tooth on a Chainsaw chain. The last one I bought cost me about $ 7 . A small handle for it will cost a few dollars extra
It’s teeth have a nice bite, but what is different about them is that the two side edges have no teeth….and are a rounded shape.
These rounded side edges can be used as a butchers steel to remove the fine burr after filing.
This may also come in handy for maintaining the edge of your hunting knife…….
To file sharpen an Outback single bevel broadhead, you will first need to screw it onto an arrow shaft so that you have a “handle” on the broadhead
Outbacks are made with a reasonably good bevel, so very little metal needs to be removed, a new Outback single bevel will only need a light touch up to the very edge to bring it up to ready to hunt sharpness.
If you place the file down flat on the flat side of a single bevel and lightly file along it dead flat to remove any burr left from my grinding process, most times,………. all it will then need is a strop on the files smooth rounded sides to achieve a very sharp edge.
So, the “trick” to sharpen single bevels, is to file flat on the flat side, which is just too easy,