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Extending the life of scalpel blades by sharpening

How to reduce scalpel blade consumption? This tip was posted by SiC Polska and comes from Nathalie Hanna, who extends the life of her scalpels by using a wet stone, usually used to sharpen blunt kitchen knives.

Source: Nathalie Hanna (tip), Kate Bernaciak (photo left), Jakub Szajt (photo right)

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