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Originally Posted by bwhinnen View Post
How soon is "much sooner". I have found that going from 1/2" to 5/8" I can actually leave them a little longer. Mind you our ice is probably a little softer than yours overall and I think I put a fair bit of weight into my edges when I use them so I probably tend to dig in a bit as I make a concerted effort to push with the inside leg on a crossover.

I've never used a hand sharpening tool, but my impression of them (and I could be wrong) is that they are really to clean up burrs from nicks and such than re-edging.
Correct, they are not supposed to be a substitute to an actual sharpening. There is nothing out there for that.

The Magic/Sweet stick sort of 'curls in' the edges so they seem fresher.

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