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  • Plas kit sharpening system

    I believe it is called Plaskit. Saw at HD for 79.99. You can sharpen drill bitys,chisels,lawn mower blades,knifes etc. Anyone else see this????Is it any good????I will check it out again tommorow!!!!
    Last edited by Akita; 07-17-2007, 07:49 AM.
    You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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    Re: Plas kit sharpening system

    http://www.plasplugs.com/sharpening.htm I was wrong it is plasplugs multi kit sharpening system. One in link is yellow. Depot's is red.
    Last edited by Akita; 07-17-2007, 08:24 AM.
    You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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      Re: Plas kit sharpening system

      maybe for drill bits and scissors but not for good quality knives, chisels or plane blades. Sharpening knives, chisels and plane blades is a skill that takes time to learn and requires far finer stones than offered on a grinder. I guess it would be better than nothing but not by much. BTW I don't even think a TORMEK does that great a job on sharpening cutting tools, I can get a much better edge by hand with stones.

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      • #4
        Re: Plas kit sharpening system

        Originally posted by wbrooks View Post
        maybe for drill bits and scissors but not for good quality knives, chisels or plane blades. Sharpening knives, chisels and plane blades is a skill that takes time to learn and requires far finer stones than offered on a grinder. I guess it would be better than nothing but not by much. BTW I don't even think a TORMEK does that great a job on sharpening cutting tools, I can get a much better edge by hand with stones.
        I agree. There are a few really important aspects of knife sharpening.

        1. Stone angle and angle consistency.
        2. Stone coarseness (start rougher...if blade is more dull or has poor previous angle.)
        3. Dressing (removing edge "foil" or burr)

        Most people have a huge problem with the first one, knife angle and consistency so any knife sharpener will improve their edge.

        Unfortunately a sharpener that uses too coarse a cutter (like this one), will remove too much material and leave too rough an edge that will not hold it's edge as long as if it had been smoother. Also, if you are not careful you can quickly overheat a blade with a motorized wheel...destroying the edge heat treatment. Most better powered sharpeners use a dual angle edge. A shallower angle to remove material and a steeper angle for the edge (yielding a stronger edge with less material removal.)

        Once you have a good edge on a knife it is only necessary to dress it every few uses with a "steel" (the best steels today are actually ceramic rods with a very fine cutting surface.)

        Here are some very good resources on sharpening knifes.

        http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=26036

        http://www.wikihow.com/Sharpen-a-Knife

        http://gpvec.unl.edu/filesdatabase/f...lot/sharp1.htm

        P.S. Just found this resource from Buck which says, "What not to do
        Never sharpen your knife on a power-driven grinding wheel. This can burn the temper from your blade, which will make the edge brittle and possibly chip or crack. Sharpening your knife in this manner will void the warranty.

        http://www.buckknives.com/sharpening.php
        Last edited by Disaster; 07-18-2007, 12:40 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Plas kit sharpening system

          Thanks all for responding!!!!I have a drill doc 500 which I love!!!!Saw the PLAS at Depot and was curious!!!
          You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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