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effective, inexpensive way to maintain the edge on your
sharpening chisels, plane irons, jointer knives and
other expensive tools
honed to perfection using this 12'' square x 1/4''
thick plate glass system.
The plate glass is guaranteed to be the most level
surface you can find
to lap all your tools.
The Coarse Sharpening System includes the glass
plate; a honing
guide; 25 soft plastic feet; and two each of 220,
320, 400, and 600
grit, 4-1/2'' x 11'' Klingspor silicon carbide
A™ weight paper with
a ''peel and stick'' backing.
Coarse Sharpening System for removing knicks
and correcting angles
on chisels and blades, as well as flattening
Fine Sharpening System consists of the glass
plate; honing guide;
25 soft plastic feet; and two each of 800, 1200,
1500, and 2000 grit,
4-1/2'' x 11'' Klingspor finest paper with ''peel
and stick'' application.
Sharpening System is ideal for putting that final
sharp edge on all your
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Customer Reviews and Photos for:
Plate Glass Sharpening System
(17 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
Bob Albers, from Mandeville, LA
The system is easy to use in operation. The set-up can be a bit tricky as the backs of the sandpaper may not be clearly marked with the grit. It all depends on exactly the paper is cut. There are several different numbers on the back. Only the grit is written along the length of the paper and may be cut-off. As some of the grits are close, it may not be easy to tell which is which.
2) Submitted by
Dan, from Napa, CA
This system is inexpensive, quick and capable of producing very sharp edges on chisels. Take your time setting up the honing guide so that it holds the chisel square and at the proper angle then you can quickly produce a sharp edge that will pare end grain easily. Be sure to flatten the back of the chisel first. Great sharpening system, like most things in woodworking setup is key. If you have never worked with truly sharp chisels, you will be amazed how enjoyable it is when your tools work as they should.
3) Submitted by
TGalster, from Wausau, WI
I have used this on my wood chistles and recently on my block plane. For the money, a great inexpensive sharpening system
4) Submitted by
Nathan B, from Windsor Mill, MD
Good product that arrived in good condition and did a great job overall. The honing guide is a little troublesome when working with smaller chisels, but still works well. You should tighten the screw on the honing guide with a screwdriver as finger strength isn't always good enough to hold the tool snugly.
5) Submitted by
Egolf, from Ashland, IL
Happy with the system and you can not beat the price. Have had only one problem and that is that my smallest chisel does not fit very well but I just did it with out the guide and it work great.
6) Submitted by
I studied the Workshop 3000 and the "Scary Sharp" method for a long time. When Rockler had this kit on sale, I took the plunge. After 3-4 tries, I got the chisel back and bevel shiny. after another 6-8 tries, I was able to get an edge sharp enough to square off dadoes in Baltic Birch plywood with minimal compression, it easily shaved off fibers left by the router with no effort. Free-hand sharpening! amazing! never thought I would have this level of skill. (I still need the blade holder when sharpening < 1/2" chisels). It helps to have a small spray bottle of distilled water handy.
7) Submitted by
James Harris, from Southern Shores, NC
I have a need to sharpen wood chisels. This was made easy by this sharpening system Determining the angle of each chisel to be sharpened is not easy. If the instructions had a firm number to measure for each degree of chisel angle to set the holding tool would be very helpful. Sticking the high quality sandpaper to glass is pure genius.
However there is a small problem with my tool that holds the chisel at angle. When I finally figured out my chisels did not use the provided examples, things got off to a good start. But after some time stroking a blade I noticed the sharpened area was not square to the tip of the chisel. The device is holding the chisel at a very slight out of square angle to the surface. It is a tolerance problem. Reversing the chisel tends to balance out the problem. But it does not fix the problem.
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