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Sharpening a hand plane blade

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Bo-dacious, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Bo-dacious


    Aug 13, 2016
    Hi guys, I'm sharpening some hand Plane blades and I have a question.
    Is it ok to sharpen it on a belt sharpener like a work sharp blade Grinder attatchment? It gives it a convex edge. To me it won't be quite as sharp but it'll last longer. Is that right? I can get it quite sharp on there if I sharpen the reverse side with an 800 grit stone. What do you guys think?

    I'm practicing so I can open a business one day so I'd be giving these blades to customers.

    Thanks guys,

  2. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    You should have a concave blade as the final sharpening will be easier with a stone. NO final sharpening with a power tool.
  3. BBuser

    BBuser Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2016
    If you have the WS with the blade grinder attachment, you can use the flat platten on the other side--problem solved. I use a 300/1000 diamond "stone" for chisels and planes but out I didn't have it I wouldn't hesitate to use the 90° platten on that WSBG.

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