|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 05-31-2015 02:46 AM||796 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-31-2015 02:46 AM
I decided to pull out my planer knives and sharpen them today. I don’t have a jig, nor do I want to buy or make one, nor do I want to ship these things off and pay to get them sharpened. Based on that, I just sharpened my planer knives freehand today with my DMT stone up to 1200. I haven’t put them back in the planer yet, but they feel much better and are free of the gunky buildup. I know “technically” I could make the edge wavy by doing this, but it can’t me any more than a thousandth or two, so I’m not too worried.
Is this a cardinal sin?
Do any of you sharpen planer/jointer knives freehand?
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