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Posted on Help with sharpning chisels

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#1 posted 07-28-2012 11:55 PM

Hi Bryon, welcome to the world of sharpening.

Do you need a micro bevel? In short, no. The micro bevel is mainly used for ease of sharpening and polishing. Some use micro bevels to manipulate the effective angle such as with plane blades. Some chisels, Japanese, are recommended to be sharpened without one.

The bottom line is the chisel with a micro bevel is easier to hone as the surface area required for honing is greatly reduced with the micro bevel. That equates to less time honing and less materials expended getting there.

Good Luck!

-- Mike

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