How to Sharpen Meat Grinder Blades
Once your commercial-grade meat grinder blades have gone through several dozens of deer, antelopes, and tons of pork then sharpen meat grinder blades is something you won’t avoid.
When it reaches that point where you feel you need a new set of blades, you can as well follow the steps am about to show you and get them working perfectly as though they are new.
Knowing how to sharpen meat grinder blades will definitely save you a few dollars. Additionally, well-sharpened blades achieve optimum cutting and grinding results.
Table of Contents
What You Require
- Scrap Paper
- 120 and 600 Grit Sandpaper
- Sheet of Glass and a 12 x 12-inch mirror
- Safety gloves
Step #1: Prepare
Set ready the tools you intend to use. Carefully check the glass surface to ensure it is defect-free. Use a damp cloth and wipe the entire surface. Do not overdo it wetting the entire surface.
The main reason for this step is the make the sharpening surface slightly damp. For more convenience cut down the 120 grit sandpaper to the size of the glass.
Step #2: Disassembling
Remove the fasteners and remove the blades from their place using the appropriate tool. Be careful not to mix the blades. This is one area where several folks mess. The order of the blades should be noted down so that they are fixed back to their positions in the right order.
If the blades at hand got numbers etched to them that makes the labeling pretty simple. You can use a piece of paper and label them with numbers.
Step #3: Actual Sharpening
The number #1 rule before sharpening any tool is wearing workman’s gloves. This will not only protect your hands from accidental cuts but also enhance a firm grip.
It is always advisable to try this blades on a piece of scrap paper and see how easy or difficult it is to achieve a decent sharpening. To sharpen the blades, employ circular motions and press the blades against the sandpaper at 45° angle.
Move the blades across the surface and repeat these motions up to 8-10 times. After you feel the blades are well-sharpened, remove any particles by wiping the blades.
Step #4: Finish
For a smoother and cleaner finish, replace the 120 grit sandpaper with the 600 grit sandpaper. Repeat the above procedure.
Finally, complete the process by rinsing the blades in clean water and letting them dry. Based on early labeling, install the blades back to their position careful not to mess with their correct order.