How to Sharpen Hollow-Chisel Mortising Bits
Learn to sharpen your hollow chisels for cleaner mortises
Using a hollow-chisel mortiser is one of the fastest and most accurate ways to cut a mortise. But if your chisel is dull, it’s only going to be an exercise in frustration. In this short video, Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking director Bob Van Dyke walks you through his step-by-step process for sharpening the chisel as well as the inner bit. You’ll also learn a simple trick for polishing the interior of the hollow chisel for smoother, more efficient chip ejection that minimizes burning and makes mortising even easier.