Is this a good sharpening jig?

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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 10-15-2016 08:35 PM 309 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2016 08:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question sharpening

So earlier this week I asked about sharpening jigs and I found this guy at the habitat for humanity. Its a craftsman jig, here is an internet pic of the same model. Is this a good usable jig?

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 11:35 PM

I’m thinking not.

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#2 posted 10-16-2016 12:47 AM

Perfectly fine, in my opinion—it’s a copy of the old Stanley 200

One of the things I like about it is that, unlike modern versions of this basic type (clamp and roller), this model allows the roller to be completely off the face of the stone, thus avoiding wear to both.

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#3 posted 10-16-2016 12:56 AM

Yes. One thing to make sharpening go faster is consistent bevel angles. Decide on a set up, i.e. how much the blade extends from the jig, and the position of the wheel rod, and leave it. When resharpeing, set the blade projection and go. One could use thin material under the roller to create microbevels as well.

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