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may I ask if anyone has made a commercially available device for sharpening butt chisels?
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Peter, the Worksharp WS2000 should handle the job.
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Hi
may I ask if anyone has made a commercially available device for sharpening butt chisels?
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The WorkSharp 2000 is what I use .

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I use the Worksharp 2000 and find it really does the job fast and accurately. I found a small angle gauge on Amazon the you fit over the tip to get the correct angle to set on the machine. Had a trashed chisel and made it like new in a matter of minutes. If Tormek is the Mercedes of sharpeners, then the Worksharp is a Beamer.
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I agree, the Worksharp does a wonderful job. I purchased several used chisels that looked like they had been used to cut nails. A few minutes on the Worksharp had them looking like new.
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I got the worksharp 3000. Sharpest chisels I've had, even though they were cheapies. Also does hand plane irons. 2 seconds to set angle.

With handmade accesories you can sharpen anything with a convex sharp edge, straight or curved.
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Chisel Sharpening: Is there anyone out there who can fine /hone sharpen my chisels? I'm willing to pay postage. Please contact me: [email protected]. Thanks, ED

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Chisels are fairly easy to sharpen manually ONCE the back of the chisel is totally flat. You will never get a honed edge without that first important step. Haven't tried the machines but they should work nicely.
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