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    I cheat. I use a 2" X 72" belt sander.
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    Mine's half that long and twice as wide! 4"x36".

    On machetes I first use the grinder, then go to the sander.

    Go slow Hunter. It might just be a machete but you still do not want to burn the edge.

    While you have the sander going think about working on the handles. The last bunch of machetes I got had over sized handles with bad overlap that would tear you hands up. I had to sand the wood back to meet the metal.
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    Like that idea of the bigger belt sander....mine is a small combo like 1-1/2 or something like that w a 6" disc.....
    Wasn't sure if I wanted to spring for one just yet.

    Agree on the handles....pretty crude....
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    Still working on the horizontal vice.....
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    Not wanting to wait till I can get out to "The Place" where the "flop jaw vice"in located.....picked up a Masterforce (Menards version of HF) 3" low profile vice....
    Plan is to mount on a another board in a vertical position....to mount in my bench vice...so as to make it storable.

    That should hold the blade horizontal..... If not I'm only out $22 bucks....

    https://www.menards.com/main/tools-h...71749103832193

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