Sharpening Kit for knives ok for chisels?

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Forum topic by Oosik posted 11-19-2013 02:24 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2013 02:24 AM

I’m debating about getting this kit for my kitchen knives and was curious is there anything wrong with using it for chisels?

I eventually like to try the paper on glass, or would that approach work for kitchen knives and chisels?


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#1 posted 11-19-2013 02:49 AM

I find the most important accessory of a sharpening station is the guide.
Having said that, I find the guide very easy to use with the silicon carbide paper on granite (or glass) system.
The guide takes some room to work and I don’t see how one could use it very effectively on an 8” stone.
Of course, all that is just my opinion, and you are welcome to your own.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 03:43 AM

I am not sure of that brand. I have shapton pro and use them from chisels to kitchen knives. Works VERY well.

If you want to start off, go with paper on glass first. It can work with kitchen knives but you would be changing the paper very often.

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 04:13 AM

Seems very inexpensive for a “triple stone” Arky rock system.
With practice, you can use them for many different cutting tools.
Put mine on the shelf in favor of DMT diamond slabs.

Arky rocks can and will develop a depression in the middle of the stone.
Fixable by rubbing with something more aggresive.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 02:21 PM

JohnChung, what causes the paper to be replaced more often?

Any recommendations on what grits to use? I saw rockler has a kit to start with, or is it cheaper to purchase a pain of glass and then the paper?

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 02:52 PM

The blades are sharp. It will cut into the paper at the end. Eventually you will get very very tired with the constant changing.

I started with 10mm glass with sandpaper. I used this glue: 3M™ Super 77™ Multipurpose Adhesive. It binds well and can handle water pretty okay. My sharpening technique improved as time pass by. Then I migrated to waterstones. I did no go to oilstones due to the “extra cost of machine oil”. However water stones do rust tools…....... Just wipe them down quick.

For grits start with this chart:

I personally have 120 all the way to 15000 for shapton…....... But if you have pretty decent blades and knives start with 800 grit and above for sandpaper and end at 2000. That was the sandpaper grits I used in the beginning.

The most important subject about sharpening is technique. Read through this web-site for more articles:

If you have further questions just email me.

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