While my main chisel-use is to blast into a PT joist to pry the wane out of a deck board, I appreciate a sublimely sharp tool—which mine is not. Lacking in the skill, patience, or coordination to resharpen my edge tools, I basically just don’t. However, the M-Powertools Fastrack jig might get me there. Screwed down to a bench-top, this jig positions the iron against the stone. Sliding back and forth (in a dovetail aluminum channel the precision of which should make any craftsman happy) leads to a sharp edge. Used with the company’s Diamond Cross stones, you can make even the most beat-down chisel shine with sharpness.

JLC Online – Hand Tools – Mark Clement

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