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chisles.. do you sharpen em or just buy new ones

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  • #219915

    rerun_1965
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    holladay, TN

    i sharpen mine

    #219918

    @chadm is there a kit you bought that comes with the basic stones and diamond honing plate or did you buy pieces separately?

    Andrew

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    #219931

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    @overanalyze I believe Lie-Nielsen sells a basic kit but I cobbled my kit together from pieces I picked up here and there.

    Chad

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    Member since 12/07/2013

    #219934

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    I have always sharpened mine. Not to the extreme of Chads video. But they do get sharp.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #219943

    Thanks Chad. I will check out their site.

    Andrew

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    #219944

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I have always sharpened mine. Not to the extreme of Chads video. But they do get sharp.

    The process usually isn’t that intense. Unless I am trying to sharpen a really beat up beater chisel it takes me about 5 minutes per chisel.

    Chad

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    Member since 12/07/2013

    #219958

    Grommit
    Pro

    Always sharpen mine even the beaters. I use a low speed grinder to shape a bevel when needed (hollow ground),and have sitched to Diamond paste on MDF for Honing. Cheaper and more portable then water stones.

    #219969

    I have used a Work Sharp WS3000 unit and have sharpened by hand using a flat surface with various grits of PSA sandpaper stuck to it and a honing guide. Both methods work well although I would prefer to hand sharpen.

    #220066

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I recently bought a diamond sharpening kit but have yet to use it.

    Dirty

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    #220070

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Always sharpen mine even the beaters. I use a low speed grinder to shape a bevel when needed (hollow ground),and have sitched to Diamond paste on MDF for Honing. Cheaper and more portable then water stones.

    Welcome to the funn @grommit,,, lots of good info in here and good folks too.
    How did you find the forum??

    Dirty

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    #220097

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Welcome to the BTP @grommit. You will find we are friendly bunch.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #220149

    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    @DWB

    Diamond sharping is fast and easy. I even have a small one in the tool bag for onsite needs.

    #220369

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I use a Work Sharp. It works great on chisels and knives.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #220383

    hgonzalez7
    Pro
    San Antonio, Texas

    Here is a great video from Lie-Nielsen on how to sharpen a chisel. This is basically the method I use.

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    Excellent video @chadm

    Bert

    #220467

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    lake. thank for mentioning the diamond for sharpening.. i completely forgot i have a diamon hone.. just cant remember where it is though.. i need to put it back in my on site tool box

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #220477

    Sharpen! Doesn’t take long, pays off in spades (heck, sharpen your spade and see how much smoother your digging goes! …or how quickly you discover the need for steel-toed boots!). I’m with @chadm on the cathartic/therapeutic value of sharpening. It’s very zen-like.

    It sounds like there are a lot of Worksharp fans here… I’ve considered one, but just can’t pull the trigger. What helped anyone who has one decide to go for it?

    #220479

    Still not great at it, but sharpen. Figure there is nothing to loose, everything to gain

    #220615

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    @DWB

    Diamond sharping is fast and easy. I even have a small one in the tool bag for onsite needs.

    Fast and easy are my favorite way to go.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #220674

    I should really start to sharpen them . Once they get not so good there turned into rat chisels .

    Welcome to bethepro @grommit is a nice fourm .

    Always willing to learn .

    #224934

    jstare
    Pro
    Langley, BC

    I do re-sharpen my chisels because I feel its a waste to throw something out that is still perfectly good and this goes even for my cheap chisels. I also have a set of Veritas PMV11 chisels and at about $70 each you learn to sharpen them in a quick fashion because you aren’t throwing them out!

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