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This chart from DMT shows how to match the item you need sharpened to the DMT Model Sharpener & proper grit.

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Synthetic waterstones are more consistent in sizing and quality than are natural stones, and are more readily available at more moderate cost.

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Benchstones

For fine edges, use the right type and shape of bench stones when sharpening your tools.

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Asharpidea1

A couple of years ago,a small British manufacturing com-pany, M.Power Tools Ltd., decided to take advantage of the fact that diamond stones don’t change their shape during use.

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Sharpening straight-edged tools, such as chisels and plane irons, is a necessary and regular part of ownership. A dull tool is a dangerous tool. A sharp tool cuts better and is safer because you have more control, and the results speak for themselves: You get clean, flat surfaces that are free of scratches, crisp lines that hit the mark without chipping or blowing out, and the joy of pushing or pulling a tool without undue force or stress. In short, a sharp tool is a good tool. Anything less, and it’s time to sharpen.

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Rulethumb

Sharpness is next to godliness ... at least for a woodworker

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Gettingedge

Getting an edge on waterstones

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Robcosman

Learn hand tool sharpening (specifically hand plane blades) from a master woodworking instructor, Rob Cosman.

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