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#1 posted 01-03-2012 07:14 AM

Chris;

I tend to agree with Rich Greer above. Once you spend the time to get the back of your chisels and plane irons flat (don’t think you can do that on any grinder?) and get the main bevel sharp you will just be touching up the micro bevel from then on. Think that to use a grinder of any kind will require some jigs and fixtures to assure the correct bevel angle. There are some very reasonable guides available that you can use with varying grits of sandpaper on glass or granite plate and get a great edge on your tools.

Here is the one we have used for chisels and plane irons for quite a while with good results;

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005515/16822/VERITAS-MK-II-Honing-Guide.aspx

I will also say though that I received a Worksharp 3000 for my birthday last year and it is pretty hard to beat but, if you try to sharpen too fast you can overheat you chisels just as you could with a grinder.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas


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