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Chicago Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

Chicago Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

06-18-2012 06:29 PM by TZH | 13 comments »

Got one of these for my birthday this year, just tried it out. For the money, I’d have to say it is a great value. A little play in the handle, but not any more than I’d expect for the price. Harbor Freight has them right now for just under $40. If you’re into tight tolerances, this isn’t the tool for you. But if you’re like me and don’t need exact tolerances, this is a really good buy, in my opinion.

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Chicago Electric Circular Saw Blade Sharpener

Chicago Electric Circular Saw Blade Sharpener

05-24-2012 01:21 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 28 comments »

Addendum after 72 days: My old dewalt blade seen on the bench in the video below is what I sharpened next. I sharpened up pretty nicely. In fact I’m leaving it in the saw for a bed build and I’ve been working with Walnut, maple, and jatoba for this. So far the blade that I sharpened has been working really well. So well in fact that I think I’ll spruce up this sharpener with new knobs, and a few washers to help align things. I’m upping my rating a star. I’d se...

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Grizzly T10097 8-inch Grinder / Sharpener - Not worth the money

Grizzly T10097 8-inch Grinder / Sharpener - Not worth the money

05-21-2012 10:09 PM by DHS | 20 comments »

Executive summary: Cheap tool and not recommended. Details: Tired of grinding plane irons and chisels on my bench grinder while repeatedly quenching them in an old coffee cup nearby, but dismayed at the price of the Tormek system, I paid $90.00 for the Grizzly T10097 8-inch grinder with water bath, tool rest and leather stropping wheel. I got what I paid for. I’ll cut to the chase. The housing is plastic. A grinder with a plastic housing? The motor shaft runs through a bushing t...

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The Chisel Doctor (Honing Guide)

The Chisel Doctor (Honing Guide)

02-22-2012 12:26 AM by Roger | 13 comments »

While going nuts for a long long time over sharpening chisels, & plane irons, I came across this USA made honing guide from Garrett Wade http://www.garrettwade.com/the-chisel-doctor/p/58A01.01/ It’s a little expensive, but, I don’t think too badly at 45 bux. It is very well made with dual wheels instead of the type that has a single wheel in the middle, 2 brass knurled knobs very nicely counter sunk, and a very nice coating of wrinkle paint. The Chisel Doctor is well worth ...

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Spyderco Bench Stone

Spyderco Bench Stone

02-09-2012 04:41 PM by Phil53 | 5 comments »

I can’t say enough good about these stones. I have a medium and a fine. The fine I have had for over a year and I use it on a regular basis and it still shows no ware. With the fine I can take my tools edge to a mirror finish. The thing I like about using ceramics is that it is clean. You do not have to use water or oil on these stones. For clean up I use a rubber pencil eraser just like we used in school. And if it gets to bad I use a little water, Comet and a green scouring pad. I hav...

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Online Shopping

Online Shopping

02-09-2012 03:25 PM by Phil53 | 2 comments »

I know this is not a tool but it is somewhere we can get certain tools to make our woodworking experience better. I have recently made a couple of online purchases for sharpening. I had to make returns to two of the shops and I would like to give them both 5 stars for their NO HASSLE return. I am always leery of shopping online because you never know who you are dealing with. One of the purchases I made had a flaw in the product and the other was just a bad product. At this point I don’...

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Perfect stone for grinding and flattening tools and other stones.

Perfect stone for grinding and flattening tools and other stones.

02-07-2012 09:03 PM by Dan | 13 comments »

For the past couple years I have been sharpening my tools using the Scary Sharp method. To grind a new bevel on a plane iron or chisel I would use a grit anywhere from 80-120 grit sheets. The paper cuts fast but it also wears fast. Another problem with the paper is it clogged up quickly. With all the irons that I sharpen I was just going through a ton of paper so I started looking into coarse diamond stones. DMT sell two different types of bench stones. They have the DiaSharp which are a s...

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Great scraper burnisher

Great scraper burnisher

01-19-2012 12:43 AM by Tennwood | 12 comments »

I had a Woodcraft coupon about to expire and no other great needs at the time, so I bought the Veritas Variable Burnisher on a whim. (Actually what I went in for they didn’t have in stock that day). I normally sharpen my scrapers using a wet stone and round burnisher getting ok results. I can always get shavings, but not like they should be. Retail cost of the Veritas is $32.50, but with my coupon, I figured I couldn’t loose too much. It turned out to be a great deal. The i...

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Work Sharp

Work Sharp

12-29-2011 04:52 PM by Phil53 | 38 comments »

I have owned my Work Sharp for a little over two years. I don’t mean to be critical but I have seen too many reviews that are done by someone who has played with their new tool over the weekend and give it 5 stars. I would like to see more reviews after they have had their tool for a while (30 days or more). When I first got my Work Sharp I was disappointed in it because it is a free hand machine, so it is like sharpening on a stone free hand you have to get a feel for it, you have to get ...

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WORKSHARP WS3000 Great sharpner - I'm in love

WORKSHARP WS3000 Great sharpner - I'm in love

12-27-2011 09:47 PM by woodmaker | 32 comments »

I received the Work Sharp 3000 for Xmas. I absolutely love this thing. Dry sharpen, no water, no mess. I sharpened 5 chisels and one plane iron in about an hour (maybe less). The only reason I didn’t give it a 5th star is because I have one plane iron slightly over 2” and it doesn’t fit the ramp so I can’t sharpen it on the machine. I have to load the iron in a jig and sharpen from the top. The plane iron might be 2 1/8” at the most. I mean come on! I...

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