|Review by Karson||posted 03-01-2008 09:11 PM||5627 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
Rockler and others have this tool to sharpen your mortise chisels. Trust me they don’t come sharpl
Lee Vally has just the sharpening cones for $7.95 a better buy than Rockler.
It’s a cone with diamond sharpening grits on the edge. The picture doesn’t show but it does come with 2 grit sizes, course and fine. I placed the diamond cone in my drill press and lightly brought it into the inside of the mortise chisel Ligntly do that until you get all edges of the chisel sharpened. the go to the fine and do the same. I hold the chisel in my hand, resting the shank of it on the table surface. Once you have done that then use some fine sharpening stone, sandpaper to lightly flatten the burs that will probably be on the outside edge of the chisel. The reviews that I’ve seen state that you don’t need to get the same kind of edge that you put on our chisels and planes.
It does make a difference and it might only need to be done once or twice in your lifetime depending on how much you use them.
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