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The first blade is for sure not shapened with a hollow shape, but it has a to hardened tip with brittle metal, one can se it flaking away which isn't good.
In my book to get a really nice surface one can use both of these sharpeners with the horotech style one just must get it to fit good in the toolholder.
Swisstech makes a similar one with a bunch of inserts so you always will get the perfect result, and fast, but always with quality the price is a downside. Sharpener.thumb.jpg.7710fee293899b0365a2466524b7face.jpg

A screwdriver with a softer tip, like the one below made of berylium is almost impossible to get perfect without a good sharpening tool.


And in the end it's like with racing with cars, a good car will take you a long way but it's the man behind the screwdriver that makes the difference ;)

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I spent the day literally watching paint dry. I was using black lacquer to fill in the engraving on a pocket watch case to make it stand out. I will send pictures when it is finished. In the mean

This should put your mind at rest. Click on this link. http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/sdriver/sdriver.html  

Like others on here I don't restrict myself to just one set of screw drivers. I have one set ground to a thinner profile, and another set ground to a slightly fatter profile. I also have numerous scre

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To me, the OP blade are not hollow ground.

As such he'll not need to buy an expensive tool like that at this stage of the learning process.



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On 5/15/2020 at 5:08 PM, nad said:

To me, the OP blade are not hollow ground.

As such he'll not need to buy an expensive tool like that at this stage of the learning process.




Now do you see the hollow? I didn't suggest that OP should buy the "expensive" tool But that when sharpening on a stone he would have to remove the hollow and that it would be better to use a new (cheap) blade. Please read the original post before posting negative comment.




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My friend, I see nothing negative about my comments.

If the observation that I, and others have made, that the OP blades are not hollow ground are at odds with your view, then it doesn't make it a negative comment.

I politely request that you just agree to disagree and draw this thread to a conclusion.

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On ‎5‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 1:34 AM, Watcher said:

Your blades have been hollow ground on a tool like this.


If you use the tool illustrated by nad you will have to flatten each side of the tip. You should replace the blades or buy the hollow ground sharpener.

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The best way I found to sharpen  screwdriver tips is to use a sharpening fixture. They are relatively inexpensive and will precisely hold an angle. Watches are easy to damage due to the small size of the parts.and having the correct tools can greatly reduce the chance of damage.  Of course there is always the exceptional genius who can repair anything with a broken hacksaw blade and a potato scraper but reality favors having the correct tools. 


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2 hours ago, david said:

The best way I found to sharpen  screwdriver tips is to use a sharpening fixture. 

I think that a rolling fixture is useful only when making the blade from a blank. Othewise two strokes per side on an aluminum oxide do for me. I let the flat guide itself  and slide in one direction only. . Of course the smaller the driver the less tactile feedback.I hqve one screwdriver holder with an embedded oxide strip and find it extremely handy. 

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