Sharpening a Serrated Knife

Views: 12047 | Last Update: 2008-07-09
Sharpening a Serrated Knife - Provided by eHow
How to sharpen a serrated knife; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on how to sharpen carpentry tools in this free instructional video. View Video Transcript

About this Author

Fred Carson

Video Transcript

WILLIE: Hi. My name's Willie. I'm from Carson Saw Shop, here in Eugene, Oregon, and I've been sharpening tools here for twenty-five-thirty years, and I'm here with Expert Village today. This is a serrated knife and it's a little bit different than most knives. It's got the--like saw teeth that are cut into it with knife edges on 'em. So that helps to cut things. They're kinda tough like bread or steak or whatever. So what I'm going to do to sharpen this is find a wheel that's going to fit into this curvature that's existing in there. This wheel here I have on, it's not cut too bad. So I can just utilize what's there and maybe redress it a little. That last bit right on the corner is where I'll sharpen it from. That looks about right. And to finish this--since this is stainless steel, it tends to leave quite a wire edge on it. To finish it, I should have a real fine wheel or I'll maybe just drag it across this other machine that has a soft--a fine diamond. So I can just run this across real gently and let it kind of blend in to the teeth as I go. So that's how you sharpen a serrated knife. I won't need to hone this one 'cause that diamond wheel took those little ridges off there.