Trend Fasttrack Sharpening System archive
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Derek Jones breaks with tradition to try and achieve a razor sharp edge in half the time it would usually takeError loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/cwsGalleryImages.cshtml)
I guess it all depends on your perception of sharp and just as there are varying degrees of sharpness there are equally numerous ways to achieve it. Trend's Fasttrack honing device will achieve a keen edge on chisels and plane irons by wiping a small diamond plate across the blade. It doesn't feel at all natural but it works. The kit comes with a coarse - 220 grit - plate for preparation of the edge and a fine one - 450 grit - for finishing. These can be expanded to include 90, 600 and 1,200 grits. The system will tackle 25° and 30° with any of the diamond plates in both positions. As soon as you have created a wire edge dress it with the finer of the two plates or invest in a specific accessory that fits to the underside of the bottom component.