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Posted on Belt Sander Sharpeners -- What is Best Grit?

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 01:55 AM

-’...600 grit seems awfully coarse for a hand plane. They will cut much more sweetly if you bump that up to 1200-2000 grit….”_

Yeah, that is probably why I will stay with manual sharpening of my HP blades. I go to 600 grit and then jump to my 8000 stone to finish these plane blades. I know I am probably working harder by doing it this way, but it sure seems much easier to keep them sharp after the first time, for sure. I never let them get get very far away from sharp, if you know what I mean.

One of my bigger goals for this belt sander conversion is to have a decent buffing wheel set up, and there I do plan on honing my HP blades if all works out as planned.

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