Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Sharp tools make for easier, more accurate and more enjoyable woodworking; they require much less effort to use, and the cuts they make are more precise, crisper, and cleaner.

Our articles help you learn the skills necessary to maintain your plane blades, chisels, shop knives, and other cutting tools, while our tool reviews highlight products that help you tool your shop.



ARTICLES


  
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8" Bench Grinders
When it comes to putting a new bevel on a chisel or repairing a chipped plane blade, most woodworkers will gravitate to the bench grinder.
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Bench Grinder Upgrade
Accessories for your bench grinder
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Sharpening Carving Gouges
Tuning and sharpening your gouges is vital to your success and overall enjoyment in carving.
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Sharpening for Carvers
Without a doubt, "sharpening" is a skill that many carvers (and other craftsmen who work with wood) pursue endlessly with varying degrees of success. Until a carver finds "the method", hours of extra hard labour and frustration are inevitable. Ultimately, many people simply stop carving because their tools just don’t work.
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Make Sharpening Easier with Diamond Stones
Sharp tools make woodworking easier. One of the easiest and quickest ways to do the job is with diamond stones.
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FREE Sharpening Poster
Download this handy poster that you can put up in your workshop for practical tips on sharpening.
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Waterstones
Tips on using waterstones
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Preparing Plane Irons
Learn to prepare and maintain your plane irons, as a sharp iron can make the difference between frustration and enjoyment.

TOOL REVIEWS

  
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Rikon 8" Wet Sharpening System
A quick and easy way to sharpen and hone all your cutting tools so you can get back to work sooner.
 
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DMT 6" Diamond Whetstone Sharpener with Plastic Box
Ideal as a first sharpening stone for a novice woodworker
DTFS
Double-Time Flattening Stone
An essential accessory if you use waterstones. It's durable, fast acting, and affordable.
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Diafold Double-Sided Sharpeners
Convenient folding pocket sharpeners great for use in the workshop, around the home, camping, or at the cottage.
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Tormek T-7 Sharpening System
The ultimate sharpening system, providing exceptional quality, durability and dependability.
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Tormek T-4 Water Cooled Sharpening System
The easiest and quickest way to sharpen all your woodworking tools.
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DMT Dia-Sharp Benchstones
Quick to use, no dish-out, and long service life make these a good alternative to waterstones
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Diamond Cross Sharpening Stones
Sharpen Faster and Cleaner with These Diamond Stones
 
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Trend Double Sided Diamond Whetstones
Good Value In Long Lasting Alternatives to Conventional Waterstones.
 
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Kell Specialty Honing Guides
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Kell Honing Guide
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Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener
A clever sharpener that features reversible, replaceable carbide blades and 600-grit ceramic stones
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DiaSpray Diamond Suspension
An easy alternative for putting a mirror finish on blades.
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M.POWER Fasttrack Knife Sharpener
A Quick and Easy Way to Sharpen All Your Kitchen Knives.