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Because I wanted to participate in some of the weekly challenges I picked up my first steel tip board. Just a cheap $10 POS from Wal-mart. I didn't want to mess up my soft-tip throw I picked up a set of Harrow's conversion points to put on my back up darts. Sadly the points are very dull.
(The cheap sets of darts that came with the board are sharper.) Long story short I have never sharpened a dart before. What I have is a whet stone for knives. Or if it might work a fish hook sharpener (a whet stone with a groove in it.)

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Matt
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dull dart tips are better it keeps it from bounceouts when you hit the wire it would divirt if there sharp it will bounce out mine are dull heres a tip its not a soft tip throw the dart like you mean it lol its in the wrist and arm together as one also ur darts weight what do they weigh
McCoy Sniper 24g long Condor Flights Trident 180s silver
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fish hook sharpener will work:

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In all the years that I have been playing darts I have never used a dart sharpener. I would put my finger against the point and rub on a red brick or kerb stone, rotating as you rub. You can always find a kerb but sometimes a dart sharpener is hard to find when you need it.
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It's grip that the darts need not a sharp point, just scuff the sides down near the point
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Thank you for the help.
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I sharpen and scuff my points - after all they come to you sharp - just my opinion. am sure most just scuff though
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I have never once sharpened or even scuffed my points, but each to their own I suppose. However, if you play soft and just want the experience of playing on a bristle board, just keep your soft tips in, they work just fine. But if you do want to use 'steel tips', get some decent conversion points. Target have just brought out some titanium ones and they are about £3.00 a set, and they are awesome. They are laser etched and this helps them grip the board too. I have two sets and can 't rate them highly enough!!
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I have never sharpened my points but I do take a burr off now and then, but I do usually scuff new shiny silver points as they fall out too easily.
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I don't sharpen them really. I just scuff the sides against a stone. I have a lighter throw and have found that it helps the dart "grab" to the bristles better
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i also have a lighter throw but use a 24 gram dart to dig them in the board
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I put the barrel in a drill and use emery cloth to scuff just the first 1/3 of the tip. Only have to hit it for a couple of seconds and its done, I do this every wednesday before league night and even the most tedious of just hanging in there dart can literally get hit by an incoming dart and still hang in there (most of the time lol). The reason I just do the first 1/3 or 1/4 is that there is only going to be 1/4 of the tip or less with a teetering dart in the board, I keep the rest smooth so it grabs less on the way in and penetrates more and there is less damage to my board when pulling them out.

I don't sharpen them into a complete point but they are not so dull that it is noticeable, just a tiny bit blunt so to speak.

OH and once a week for a couple o seconds and the tips still last years.
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Like my women, I like my points a little round.
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I've never sharpened my points either. What you do is get a medium grade sand paper for metal and put a spiral on the tip. Hold the point in the sandpaper and at the same time spiral your tip as you pull it out. Keep that paper with you and you will never have an issue of your tip falling out of the board. Make sure your tip isn't sharp because this causes bounce outs and burrs on the tips.
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