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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


    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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