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Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig

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$55.99
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4.5

(14 reviews)

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Product Information:

Does not include grinder.

When turning coves, beads and other fine details, nothing beats a sharp fingernail profiled spindle gouge. For rapid internal hollowing or fast smooth external cuts on a bowl, nothing beats a side grind. However, because of the difficulty in producing these edges (both require rolling the tool edge and “swinging” the handle at the same time) most turners have never really enjoyed the benefits of a well ground gouge. Grinding difficult fingernail profiles on shallow spindle gouges and side grinds (also called Irish or long grinds) on deep fluted bowl gouges is quick and easy when you use the new Vari-Grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig. The Vari-Grind combines the “roll and swing” motion into one easily controlled movement that results in an edge so perfect you'll be amazed at how easily you formed it! We recommend using the Wolverine Grinding Jig or any other “V” arm system with the Wolverine for maximum control and perfect, repeatable fingernail and side grinds.

  • Save Time, Money and Frustration
  • Use with the Wolverine Jig or any other V arm Jig.
  • Create Sharp Fingernail Profiles
  • Combines the Roll and Swing Motion
  • For Maximum control and perfect, repeatable fingernail and side grinds
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Ergonomic (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Effective (3)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening (9)
    • Small projects (4)
    • Large projects (3)
    • Shaping/finishing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (4)

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    4.0

    Good product

    By  The Expert Beginner Turner

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    Great jig for getting the same grind on your gouges.

     
    5.0

    Easy to use

    By  Woodchuck

    from Rainer MN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Quiet
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    very easy to work with.

     
    4.0

    Nothing complicated with this jig

    By  Blueg

    from Brisbane, Australia

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    Very easy to use.

     
    5.0

    Very Handy

    By  Sugarbeat & Co Custom Woodwork

    from Nor Cal

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    Very sweet little jig, gets my Elsworth perfect. Makes a novice like me look like a sharpening pro. Easy to use, a brief read through the directions and you are on your way. very well built.

     
    5.0

    Must have

    By  woodworker

    from Vancleave, MS

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shaping/Finishing

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    A must have for sharpening bowl gouges.

     
    5.0

    must have

    By  doc who turns

    from Bentonville, AR

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    I am a long time user of Tormek sharpening systems but trying to put long fingernail on a new gouge took a long time. Now I can put a new grind on a gouge in a hurry and then use the Tormek for the finishing touches. Should have purchased this jig a long time ago.

     
    5.0

    Easy to use jig for complex grinds

    By  [@]

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    I sharpen my Bowl gouges and Spindle gouges with this jig. It allows repeatable precision when resharpening complex angle grinds like an Ellsworth or Irish grind. It is very simple to use. The addition of the Nylon Disc keeps the fastener from biting into your gouges like the old spring style would. The wing nut holds the leg well in place even when you drop it! I found my favorite angles and scribed the lines onto the body along the leg for each. This is so when I change gouges I can quickly reset the leg to the angle I need for that gouge. That's really the only improvement I could see for this jig is to come with angles scribed onto it already. I have used and don't care for the captive style of the same jig. I prefer this one because it allows for more freestyling. If you slip off the wheel when grinding then perhaps you might consider the captive style.

     
    5.0

    wow factor

    By  blufour

    from iowa

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    Puts the edge back on your bowl gouges like they should be. After trying to sharpen gouges by hand you will see the difference when you use this jig. I nearly forgot what the edge should look like except for the gouges I still have not used and there was no comparing the factory edge to my trial and error sharpening. This put the edge back on there like it was meant to be.

     
    5.0

    Very easy to order quality products.

    By  Sam

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    The jig makes it very easy to put a factory style edge on the chisels.

     
    2.0

    Don't know yet

    By  Mark

    from Ventura, CA.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Not Smooth Running

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Vari-grind Fingernail/Side Grinding Jig :

    I received it about 2 weeks ago and have not been able to use it yet. Both of the stones are out of balance and one has a wobble in it. I have been waiting for the new grinding wheels to show up to see if they are any better. If the new grinding wheels are Ok, then it looks like it will work great.

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