Sharpening chisels and plane irons is like working out at a gym: You know you should do it, but getting started can seem daunting. Like working out, the more you sharpen your tools, the better you get at it. And pretty soon you actually begin to enjoy it. To get to that point you must first settle on the tools and methods that best suit your needs. To help you, we tested more than a dozen products in four categories—sandpaper, diamond stones, water stones, and ceramic stones—to find the best at imparting a super-sharp edge in the least amount of time. Our findings will surprise you.
Featured in the March 2012 issue of WOOD.
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