|Review by David Murray||posted 01-24-2010 06:54 AM||3971 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is my first review so bear with me.
I needed a way to sharpen my lathe chisels, I didn’t want the expence or have to wait to send them to a sharpening service. I have always been intimidated by sharpening tools so I went to a Rockler store nearby for guidance. They showed me the setup they had for sharpening there turning tools. I gained some valuable tips that day and went about researching products for this purpose.
The system I settled on is PSI’s version. I purchased it from Amazon.com it was $10 cheaper than from PSI and included shipping another $10 savings. All in all $114. I spent another $30 on a grinder from Harbor Freight.
The instruction sheet that came with system is fairly clear and easy to understand. It has a brief step by step paragraph for each attachment.
System came with a “V” Pocket Jig for sharpening gouges.
A grinding platform for regular chisels, skew chisels, parting tools and scrapers.
A Fingernail Jig for fingernail profile gouges.(I have yet to use this attachment)
An Offset Skew Grinding Attachment.
This purchase has allowed me to keep my lathe tools razor sharp. I mounted the system with the grinder near my lathe allowing for quick touch up of tools during a turning project. This is very important especially when turning acrylic and plastic blanks for pens.
I am very satisified with this purchase and would recommend this sharpening system.
-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"