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October 25, 2005
We developed the fixture above to take advantage of our belt sander as a wide-surface grinder. Because the sanding belt has much more surface area than an abrasive wheel, the…
October 1, 2005
The Veritas honing guide is a well-made, versatile tool at a reasonable price.
This guide is comfortable to use and is very stable because of its 2-in.-long single roller.
The FasTTrak honing guide is best used with the complete FasTTrak system.
General's honing guide rolls smoothly and is easy to use.
The Kell guide is very stable, even with narrow chisels, and allows you to lap the back of a blade while it’s clamped in place.
The SS1 is the most stable of the guides in the test group, and the adjustable alignment pin makes it easy to keep a blade square to the stone during clamping.
Sold under different brand names and from a variety of sources, this generic guide is easy to use.
The Stanley is a smooth-rolling, easy-to-use unit with a built-in bevel-setting gauge.
September 12, 2005
The tremendous variety of cutting tools found in a woodworking shop has helped to create a similar variety of sharpening systems. They range from the plain to the exotic, and almost…
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