Keep 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 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. The Fine Sharpening System is ideal for putting that final sharp edge on all your cutting tools.
The system is easy to use...Posted December 22, 2012
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.
My first try with this system...Posted April 30, 2012
My first try with this system was with my 1/4" chisel. I found the honing guide to be awkward with this narrow blade. It turns out that one of the jaws of the honing guide is slightly convex resulting in only one point of contact on that side of the jaws. This results in right to left instability and even allows the chisel to be twisted out of the device with only moderate effort. Instead of a flat cutting edge, you can get a rounded one.
For the price, you can't beat...Posted November 2, 2011
For the price, you can't beat it. I had problems using the honing guide with my chisels, especially the skinnier ones. You can't rely on this system to take a lot of material off. I had some old, beat-up blades that needed sharpening and I attempted to get them back in shape using only this system and that was a mistake. This system is good for sharpening edges that aren't too far gone. I am not sure whether there will be problems with the spots of adhesive that are left when you take one piece of sandpaper off to put a new one on.
This system is inexpensive, quick and...Posted June 4, 2011
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.
What first drew my attention was...Posted March 18, 2011
What first drew my attention was a sale on the honing guide. My old Sears 1" chisel was in need of a new edge. I tried to resharpen it, with out success, holding the correct 25 degree angle for me was impossible! I just purchased set of three chisels and after reading a few reviews was disappointing to find out my new chisels were not sharp enough. I wanted to take the burrs off with out screwing up a nice new blade. The Plate Glass system was a great idea so I bought the kit. This is a fantastic way to put a keen edge on the tools. The old Sears Chisel was resurrected and I plan to buy hand plane in the near future and this will be valuable for blade maintenance. I'm very satisfied to have these well thought out new ideas come along.