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Wolverine Grinding Jig


Wolverine Grinding Jig will save you time, frustration and money by allowing you to grind tools right the first time and every time. You'll create accurate cutting angles and straight edges in a fraction of the time it now takes and your tools will be easier and safer to work with! The...

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Wolverine Grinding Jig will save you time, frustration and money by allowing you to grind tools right the first time and every time. You'll create accurate cutting angles and straight edges in a fraction of the time it now takes and your tools will be easier and safer to work with! The Wolverine System is furnished with two bases, one to mount under each wheel, which permit two simultaneous grinding set ups. Each base accepts either sliding arm. Arms are effortlessly adjusted or secured by a cam locking device. The “V” arm attachment is 27" in length and is perfect for sharpening gouges, skews, chisels, or carving tools. Just pull the arm out until the tool rests on the wheel at the proper angle and you're ready to start. The 3" x 5" platform jig uses quick release ratchet handles for angle adjustments and is perfect for sharpening scrapers. Wolverine comes complete with instructions for installation and use.


  • Ideal for sharpening gouges, chisels, scrapers, parting tools, skews and carving tools
  • Save time, money, and frustration
  • Can be used with most shop grinders
  • Furnished with two bases
  • The "V" arm attachment is 27" in length
  • Platform jig uses quick release ratchet handles

What's Included:

  • (2) Grinding Bases
  • (1) "V" Arm Attachment
  • (1) 3" x 5" Platform Jig
  • (1) Instructions for installation and use

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4.65 out of 5 stars
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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Surprise Surprise

    I was skeptical when I purchased this sharpening system, but I needed my lathe tools sharpened. I was very surprised by how easy this system was to set up and how accurately it sharpened by knives. I could see the difference the first time I used my sharpened knives. This system is well worth the money and it has probably already paid for itself in saving me the cost of paying someone to sharpen my lathe tools. Thank you Wolverine for making such a simple and effective system to sharpen tools.

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    Works well with Rikon 8" - but needs shim

    I am using the Wolverine grinding jug on my Rikon 8” slow-speed grinder that I bought from Woodcraft. The jig needs to be shimmed up off the grinder stand to allow the two Wolverine “bases” to fit under the grinder wheels. I used a ¾” ply shim glued to an additional ¼” extension piece that extends sideways enough to allow mounting of the “bases” – which hold the platform and V-arm in place. I added an additional ¾” piece under these ¼” ply extensions to give the base-mounting screws more purchase. This worked well, but required some modifications: First, the bolts that hold the grinder to the stand’s baseplate will need to be replaced with longer ones. PLEASE NOTE: the supplied bolts look for all the world like 3/8-16 size, but they’re not: They’re metric M10-1.5 thread. The supplied bolts are 6.5 cm long, and the ones I used were 8 cm. That length bolt will not fit between grinder and base to drop down through the stand’s baseplate – you’ll have to insert them up from below and tighten the nut down on the grinder base from above. That being said, the Wolverine jig works well, and the instructional DVD is well done and useful. I’d definitely buy it again.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Finally, sharp tools

    Sharpening has always been a weak point for me, until now. This jig has completely changed my wood turning results for the better. It has made it more fun too. This jig is worth every penny, and then some. Nice work, OneWay.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy, solid, and well made

    This is a very solid, well made jig. Slide it out, place your gouge in the rest, lock it in. Locking the arms in place couldn't be easier - just pull the leaver - no screws to mess around with. The large, solid, flat tool rest will be taking the place of the small rests included with the Rikkon grinder.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Exceptionally heavy construction

    Installation was a bear but not because of the wolverine system but my grinder. Never sharpened lathe tools before. Sharpened them. Using the marker trick demoed on the DVD tried them to see if they were actually sharp. Yes they were very sharp and made me a happy camper.

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Guides for hand sharpening

    support tables allow decreased tool to stone clearance. free hand sharpening quicker and once learned improve the edge with honing as part of alan lacer's technique.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sharp tolls for turning

    Once I set it up by the easy instructions. I followed the shapening and sharpening tips on the dvd and the tools never cut better. I can resharpen a tool in just secounds, I don't even have to stop turning but only a few secounds, and I'm back at it. Bowl turning has never been so much fun.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Best Yet

    I've always had trouble sharpening my carving tools. Now, it's a breeze.

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    Allows you keep the right angle when sharpening, works great...............

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great jig, makes sharpening easy.

    I have always had a hard time getting a good edge on chisels, this makes it quick and easy. It is easy to set up and use. I don't have anything bad to say about it.

  11. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    wolverine jig is a necessity

    excellant for repeat grinding of bowl gouges - could be improved by accurate markings on tool adjuster.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great solution to a difficult sharpening

    Easily adjusts to any tool angle, keeping the grind exactly as it was, or can be easily adjusted to a new angle as your preferences change.

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    when on sale...good bang for the buck

    predictable, repeatable sharpening system

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Loving It

    Great jig, couldn't sharpen without it. Takes a little time to set up, but it works as advertised. Perfect bowl grinds every time.

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A must have

    A must have for woodturners

  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works great.

    Easy way to get a quick and repeatable sharp edge.

  17. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A must have

    This is a must have shop item if you use turning tools. Makes the sharping of your tools quick and easy, so you can spend more time on the lathe.

  18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Even a caveman can do it!

    Best jig available for sharpening chisels - especially woodturning chisels. Simple to use and set up. A bit costly - you can make one yourself for little or no cost. However, this one will last and last, with no slippage or guesswork.

  19. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well built

    Good quality construction. The tool is apparently designed for an 8" grinder as it has a tendency to catch and kick back when using it on a 6" wheel. This is due to having to bring the cutting edge down low on the wheel to get the correct bevel. The platform jig works great for scrapers, etc.

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Woodturning Tool Sharpening That Works

    I purchased this jig along with the vari-grind ( NOT THE VARI-GRIND 2 WHICH IS A PAIN TO USE ). I use it to sharpen all my woodturning tools. As for the vari grind, do not even think about grinding bowl and spindle gouges to fingernail, Elsworth or Celtic or whatever you want to call it with out this jig. These jigs are a must have unless you are that rare person with perfect hand and eye control every time.

  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sharpening turning tools made simple

    Very easy to setup and use. Makes sharpening turning tools very simple and easy. You get the same grind on the tool each time.

  22. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well designed

    A well designed product that does just what it claims to do. Greatly simplifies the sharpening of turning tools.

  23. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A Great Sysytem

    I use this jig for sharpening all of my woodturning tools. The platform is great for Scapers and my Spindle Roughing Gouge. The size of the platform is adequate but in a few instances I could wish for a larger one. It is very easy to adjust. The V arm will slide into either side as will the platform so if you have a preference you have an option. Most grinders will require a spacer (3/4" plywood)under it in order to achieve the clearance for the slides, unless you have a 6" grinder. That isn't a problem though. The most important thing is to make sure the wheels are lined up directly over the center of the slide. This keeps you grinding in the center of the wheel.

  24. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    How do you true the alignment?

    A system designed to outlast three or four generations of woodworkers, BUT... It is sorely lacking in installation instructions. There must be a practical way to set up the alignment with the grinding wheels. Maybe a template of the Wolverine's footprint, adjustable to major grinder manufacturers. I'm just saying...

  25. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great shapening jig

    The jig has good instructions on how to setup and how to safely use. Once setup, it takes about 10 seconds to sharpen a tool and get back to work on your project. Highly recommend this product.

  26. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Highly Recommended

    The product set up easily and produced a consistently sharp turning tool. The video, which you can watch on YouTube, gives some clever hints on how to sharpen. Highly recommended

  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Nice Tool!

    This is a great and necessary addition to any shop with a wood lathe. The included attachment does a very professional job on gouges and parting tools while the also included "platform jig" allows you to grind bowel scrapers and skew chisels. It does seem a bit pricey but it is a very good quality tool.

  28. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Makes sharpening turning tools easy.

    This product is well made and was easy to setup. As a beginner to turning this jig makes sharpening my turning tools quick and easy. Experienced turners make most things look much easier than they really are but this jig really is as easy to use as it looks. It is a must have for any turner.

  29. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wolverine jigs

    Allows repeatable, quick, very sharp wood turning tools sharpening. Wolverine jig.

  30. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wolverine Grinding Jig

    This unit functions as advertised. All chisels were easily sharpened at the right angle

  31. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    It does what it says it will

    It provides a consistent grind so you know what the edge will be like

  32. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Greatb tool

    Video made the use of the tool easy to use.

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  34. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Have one, bought a second one.

    Only way to get a consistent sharpness.

  35. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works very well

    The grinding jig worked very well as advertised.

  36. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy to install and a must for turning

    This is needed for putting consistent edges on my woodturning gouges. If you are grinding by sight/hand you will be surprised how fast, easy and consistant this puts a sharp edge on the gouge.

  37. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well thought out product

    Takes the guesswork out of sharpening lathe tools. Can leave a particular setting on it for repeated re-sharpening of a tool to get the same edge each time during a turning project.

  38. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great product

    very easy to use and maintain

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  40. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would be lost without it....

    I was lost trying to sharpen my woodturning tools without the Wolverine. There was no way to get the edge at the right bevel. This works great.

  41. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Straightforward Jig that worked well

    Would be nice if this tool just incorporated an adjustable skew base socket. The whole thing is practically there already.

  42. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great grinding jig!!

    Get this jig and throw away the tool rests that came with your grinder. The V-arm is great for sharpening lathe tools and the platform is ideal for just about everything else.

  43. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Grinding jig

    Use to sharpen knives and lathe cutters. The grinder with the sharping jig works really well.

  44. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    light weight to round wheels

    I bought this along with the grinding system. I was dissapointed in using the dresser. I tried to round the wheels on my grinder with very little success. I spent hours and noticed the diamend was the only thing that showed material loss. I took light passes but vibration of the grinder i think might have been the problem. I have changed the wheels and dressing with this tool does a very good job but do not try to round wheels that are severely out of round.

  45. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wolverine Grinding Jig - Hype or Fact

    After familiarization, it was easy to use and setup instructions very sufficient. Strong construction. Sharpens lathe tools great as advertised. the written sparpening instructions were lacking. the included video instruction was corrupt and I had to watch then via internet which was very time consuming as downloading was involved. The flat platform could be shaped a bit different as some lathe tools were hard to sharpen when moving from left side of platform to right side of platform. a sort of kidney bean shpaed platform would be better shape instead of off center rectangular shape. the suggested shape should be centered to grinding wheel.

  46. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    An essential addition for woodturners

    Follow instructions on set-up watch the video practice once or twice It will become routine for sharp tools

  47. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Quality Control Suffers

    Works great as intended but spark control attachment won't fit because bolts and holss don't allow for left-side (course wheel) spark control. goof up at factory.

  48. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Product. Provides consistency in s

    I use the product for sharpening all of my turning tools. It does a great job of producing a consistent sharp edge on each tool and consistency is the key to keeping tools sharp and usable in bowl and spindle turning.

  49. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Grinding jig

    The grinding jig is a very good platform for stable grinding of my tools.

  50. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would buy this product again

    i use it to sharpen turning tools

  51. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    From Bench Grinding to Sharpening System

    This is a great "Add On" to your bench grinder This tool is designed for a Bench Grinder in General; so this means that you can use a 6in or 8 inch wheel and also works with a High Speed Grinder (like mine) or the Low / Variable Speed type I will recommend changing the Grinding wheels tor one to a 120 grit so your tools can last longer after the several Sharpening I use the basic Wolverine System (Slide Arm and platform) plus the Vari Jig Whit great results. I sharp less and turn More.....

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