|Review by CharlesA||posted 02-09-2014 05:54 PM||3591 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I will admit at the beginning that I have never used the scary sharp, the Paul Sellers method, Tormek, or other sharpening systems.
A year ago I got my first good set of chisels and started with some vintage Stanley planes. I stopped by my local Woodcraft and asked what they recommended for sharpening, and I picked up this Veritas Mk II and some Japanese water stones.
Good: You don’t have to know a lot. There are lots of possible settings for every kind of chisel and plane. It will handle small chisels to jointer plane blades. The adjustment attachment forces the blade into the right position for width, length, and angle—from 15-54 degrees bevel and from 10-20 back bevel. Very nice steel and brass construction. There is an optional camber roller for plane blades that require camber. Has a built-in 5 degree micro bevel option.
Not so good: When you are sharpening chisel blades 1/2” and smaller, you have to be very careful to get equal clamping pressure on the blade or it will swivel.
As a rookie sharpener learning this on my own, this system serves me quite well. Follow the directions and it is pretty goof proof.
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