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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 01-12-2017 04:04 AM 150 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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alittleoff

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01-12-2017 04:04 AM

Does this jig work well using sheet sandpaper? I’m looking at the deluxe kit which I think is the one that sharpens wide plane blades. I saw it for 119.00 at woodcraft and was considering buying it. I have a worksharp 3000 but the jig for it is 79.00 and I’m not sure how it would work on the wide blades of a plane. I’ve just about blown my tool budget for now and didn’t want to buy stones for the guide at this time.
Gerald


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#1 posted 01-12-2017 04:36 AM

If you’re talking about the MK II, yeah, it can work on any flat surface. I use one of their thick glass plates for my 400 and 600 paper, before I move on to the stones.

If all you want is to sharpen wide blades (you do have the WorkSharp for chisels), you can save some money and get the basic honing guide for $70. It’s the one that has the surface clamp design. You don’t need the narrow jig that grips from the side, like for chisels.

I got the deluxe since trying to clamp a 1/4 inch chisel in a surface jig like that won’t work.

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