Bevel Angle

If you look at the business end of a correctly ground and honed chisel blade, you will see tvf

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that there is an overall bevel angle, which is called a primary bevel. If you turn the blade this way and that so that it catches the light, you will see that at about V inch from the cutting edge there is a secondary bevel. The idea of the two bevels is that the primary bevel sets the angle for grinding without the need to remove too much metal, and then the secondary bevel -achieved at the honing stage - is the fine-tuned cutting edge.

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