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Plate Glass Sharpening System-Fine

An effective, inexpensive way to maintain the edge on your valuable tools!
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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 one Fine Paper Set that includes two each of 800, 1200, 1500, and 2000 grit, 4-1/2" x 11" Klingspor finest paper with "peel and stick" backing. The Fine Sharpening System is ideal for putting that final sharp edge on all your cutting tools. To create an edge, or eliminate nicks and imperfections in an edge use the Coarse Paper Set that includes two each of 220, 320, 400, and 600 grit, 4-1/2" x 11" Klingspor silicon carbide A™ weight paper with "peel and stick" backing.

(1) Plate Glass Sharpening System-Fine
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Weight 4.6000
Grit Fine
Material Glass
4.3 / 5.0
85 Reviews
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Excellent for chisel sharpening.
Bought this to sharpen chisels. The honing device works well and keeps a chisel at a consistent angle.
September 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
A great flat surface alternative for sharpening
Works great and is easily managed into my small work shop.
July 25, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great System for a Complete Noob.
Ya, so I'm a complete noob at woodworking, I've made a couple plywood things but that's about it. I want to get more into woodworking so I bought a few craiglist's hand planes and this system.

It is a great system, this was my first time sharpening anything and I got my plane down to hair cutting sharpness with this system. If you're a noob and want to try sharpening a hand plane or chisels get this system.
May 25, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
This was a birthday gift for my son. He's very pleased with how the sandpaper works!
May 12, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good Sharpening System
I'm very happy with this system. It's the first I've purchased for my woodworking tools since I am a relative newcomer to the hobby. I was able to sharpen my chisels and the two planes that I currently own. A sharp tool makes all the difference in the world.
February 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great part time woodworker Starter sharpening system
I thought it was as represented did a good job on flattening my old chisels as well as a new set I recently purchased.
I did have to make adjustments to the honing guide by filing
the sides. I believe as a starter sharpening kit it is worth the money for a part time woodworker however if a fulltime woodworker invest in a diamond plate system.
December 19, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product to get started in sharpening, love the jig it comes with.
December 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice sturdy piece of glass
December 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
This system makes chisels so sharp that I use them more!
This system is the least expensive way to get a very sharp edge.l am sanding wet and it works great. It does take some time and if you are using chisels constantly this system may not be for you, For me it is a very good way and very economical for a one person shop.
November 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good system.
Able to restore some old wood chisels and plane blades to razor sharp edges. This is an excellent product.
October 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Low cost and ease of all in one purchase.
Jordan R on Aug 13, 2018
PAMELA R on Aug 7, 2018
Low cost and ease of all in one purchase.
Jordan R on Aug 13, 2018
needed a guide for my chisels and plane irons
Tomas N on Aug 10, 2018
PAMELA R on Aug 7, 2018
Don D on Aug 5, 2018
Chisels need sharpening.
Brian M on Jul 15, 2018
It was the best choice for a flat surface for sharpening in my small shop.
James D on Jul 4, 2018
Highly recommended for a beginner.
John W on May 31, 2018
I have the system and like it!
Jane A. F on May 29, 2018
birthday gift request from my son
Lori Kaye O on Apr 21, 2018
I broke my previous glass(from Rockler). I don't have time or energy to go out and a flat piece of something for sharpening so I bought another. The 1st one was great but it has a weakness when it hits the concrete floor.
Tim M on Apr 10, 2018
I saw this system demonstrated and, although somewhat time consuming and tedious, it works great.
Mark on Feb 14, 2018
It looks easier
Margaret C on Feb 12, 2018
need a good flat sharpening surface: planes, chisels
MICHAEL M B on Jan 30, 2018
Needed more sharpening paper
roger on Jan 23, 2018
I am a beginning woodworker, and this seems like a good choice for sharpening my tools.
Eric on Jan 11, 2018
Hank N on Dec 26, 2017
my husband asked for it
Nicoleta B on Dec 23, 2017
excellent way to sharpen my chisels, plane blades and some kitchen knives-plus the added fact that all i need to do that is stuck to a very thick piece of glass-very convenient
Ernie on Dec 12, 2017
like try new stuff
luis m on Nov 3, 2017
I first wanted to try sharpening with a low cost system.
Gail M on Oct 22, 2017
Clean, simple, affordable solution for precision sharpening.
rODERICK P on Oct 5, 2017
i need to hone chisels and planes.
Cameron on Aug 20, 2017
Most economical solution for my needs.
William B. E on Jul 16, 2017
Economy and ease of use.
Jim N on Jun 29, 2017
Purchased a jointer awhile ago now I need away to sharpen the blades
Charles F on Jun 20, 2017
Stumpy said it was a good system. I hope he is correct in his assessment.
JESS W on May 28, 2017
great value
Benjamin M on May 23, 2017
New to sharpening chisels etc and don't want to spend a fortune. This was recommended in a Stumpy Nubs YouTube video I watched.
Wayne S on May 13, 2017
Supposed to be free shipping since I am on the email list but it does not show that On my order. Did I mess up somewhere?
Dean S on May 7, 2017
frank c on Mar 6, 2017
This provides an even higher grit than most similar tools.
Ed L on Mar 3, 2017
have chisels and planes which need sharpening and my lansky system is in the wrong orientation for chisels and plane blades.
Derrek W on Feb 23, 2017
Saw it on Stumpy Nubs website and it looked like a good product for an amateur like myself.
Burke M on Feb 23, 2017
This is a great system for sharpening chisels and plane irons
Russell C on Feb 19, 2017
Got the information from stumpy nubbs
Richard M on Feb 14, 2017
do not have a sharpening system. after research this seemed to be the best for the price
Richard c on Feb 8, 2017
Recommended as a good beginner / entry level sharpening system
DAN H on Jan 14, 2017
Good value
Francis M on Jan 6, 2017
A recommended honing system at a reasonable price.
Ronald J on Jan 2, 2017
For the woodworker on a budget, this is a great sharpening system to start out with.
Antonio G on Dec 27, 2016
Reviews seen to position as a good value price product.
Al on Dec 19, 2016
Did lots of research, seems like the best value for someone who needs sharp chisels, but doesn't work with chisels on a daily basis.
Mark P on Dec 15, 2016
Starter set for reconditioning planes
Adam H on Dec 2, 2016
another good recommendation from stumpy nubs. will work until i can get the work sharp system
Robert H on Nov 25, 2016
As a gift
Jeannine on Nov 21, 2016
I have nice wood chisels that I would like to keep in top shape. Ordered this system to guide my hand in the sharpening process
WingedHussar on Nov 19, 2016
Switching to all non-power tools for woodwork. Restoring old planes for this. Needed to organise my sharpening. Like to do it by hand. This puts the entire system into one unit which works well and can be easily stored when not in use.
Randall C on Nov 10, 2016
I use this kit for quick resharpening win the middle of a project. Easy to use and simple to put away.
Michael T on Nov 7, 2016
I needed an enexpiencive system to sharpen my cutting tools.
Jack H on Sep 27, 2016
to get my chisels super sharp
Andrew S on Jun 4, 2016
needed a guide for my chisels and plane irons
Tomas N on Aug 10, 2018
Don D on Aug 5, 2018
It says it comes with honing guide but when you put it in cart it says often bought together and shows honing guide. If it comes with one why would I need to buy another? Are they different?
Dayna on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The computer is recommending this because you can also buy JUST the sandpaper, then the homing guide separately, and not pay for a piece of glass.
Has anyone tried sharpening barber clipper blades with this system?
George G on Oct 8, 2017
What all comes in the box?
Ray on Dec 30, 2018
Can you sharpen curved chisels with this system and how?
Rich Q on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I suppose so Rich, although I have never tried. I think I will give it try. Sorry I couldnt be more help.
I have a honing guide. Can I buy the glass and sandpaper separately?
Phil on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Replacement sandpaper sets are available in both Coarse and Fine grits, however the glass plate is only available as part of the kit.
do I use this wet or dry?
renamworks on Jan 19, 2017
Any suggestions on removing the paper when it needs replaced?
Stephen S on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use a razor scraper. You can also use N old chisel. Good luck!
Doesn’t wetting the sandpaper ruin it ?
John65 on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. I have use water and oil on this san paper and it works well for me.
how thick is the glass and is it tempered ?
Ralph M on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I presume it's "float glass". Float glass gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces. It should be Fully Tempered, otherwise it will break into large, sharp shards.
What grits are the course and fine sandpaper?
paul b on Feb 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: grits numbered with lower counts are course ie: 80,70,60,etc grits of 150 thru 300 are fine grits
How do you use this system to put a micro bevel on the chisels or blades?? Thanks
JIMMY on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not an expert, but I did purchase one of these. The sandpapers that come with it are peel and stick adhesive, so you put that on the glass, you place a chisel in the metal clamp/roller shown in the picture(clamping it at the correct location on the blade of the chisel to create the optimum angle between the sandpaper on the glass and the main line of the chisel, about the same as the existing angle on the chisel to form the sharp point, but perhaps a tiny bit bigger angle to form that micro bevel), and then you roll the chisel forward on the sandpaper, putting a little pressure on the chisel tip, but taking care to make sure the roller is flat on the sandpaper/glass for the entire stroke. It's hard to create sharp 90 degree edges on the tip of the chisel if it is old and worn out, it can be done, but it takes a lot, lot, lot of passes. Hope this helps
what size chisel or plane iron will fit in the honing guide?
Holly H on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The honing guide will open up to just over 3 inches wide , about 3 1/16 inches.
What's the best way to remove the old paper from the glass plane?
Matthew M on Oct 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Never got to try it out, the glass came broken 3 times. Rockler customer service worked with me to get me a new one every time but it just didn’t work out. I suggest the sharpening stones at Rockler.
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