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Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel posted 12-13-2009 07:55 PM 1140 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2009 07:55 PM

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I just purchased a small router plane and I was wondering if anyone knows of a slick way to sharpen the L-shaped cutter. I do not do well at sharpening “free hand” so I am hoping to come up with some type of jig to help get repeatable sharpening results.

Also if anyone has any tips for using it, that would also be appreciated. It looks like it will be pretty straight forward to use, but who knows!

Thanks in advance for any advice that you guys shoot my way – you rock!

-- James -

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 08:05 PM

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 12:19 AM

As a quick follow-up for any other newbie out there who may be curious – I did sharpen the blade free hand and did not put a micro bevel on it. Luckily I was able to achieve good results. However, when sharpening the bevel you must be very careful to take an even cut when sharpening “side-to-side.” As you make a pass from side to side, the side edges of the narrow blade grab to the stone causing it to tip un-noticably toward the direction of travel. Luckily I was sharpening under lights that were bright enough that I could see the uneven passes left by the stone even though I could not physically feel or see the blade tipping while sharpening. Just be sure to take your time and constantly check the score lines left by the stone on the bevel side of the blade. Also remember that because the blade is so small the stone cuts very fast.

One more thing – what an awesome tool!! Cut a crisp clean groove with so little effort it was amazing. If only the small router had a threaded depth adjuster like its big brother…

-- James -

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