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FASTTRACK CHISEL SHARPENER – MK2

Guided Precision for Guaranteed Razor Sharp Edges Every Time!

MPOWER’S SHARPENING SOLUTION

Guarantee your chisels and planes are always in cutting edge condition with the FASTTRACK Chisel Sharpener.
Another step closer to the perfect workshop, ready with razor sharp edges to finish your projects with precision.

Save time and eliminate your sharpening troubles, let the FASTTRACK guide the job for you with guaranteed repeatable sharpening angles and a flat ground, square edge finish every time.

Description

WHAT’S NEW FOR THE MK2
BAR RECESS DIAMOND STONES – Lateral Action
4 SHARPENING ANGLES – 100%+ Re-Hones
LESS TIME SHARPENING – More time working
CENTER IT CLIP – Greater Stroke Length
SEQUENCIAL ANGLES – Prolongs Tool Life
ERGONOMIC CARRIAGE
– Feels much better
CENTERED CHISEL
– Balanced Sharpening
IMPROVED TOOL CLAMPING – Easier Grip

MPOWER
launched the Original FASTTRACK Mk1 in 2004. In that time we’ve made and sold over 100’000 of them. Along the way we received great feedback from our customers and perfected the improvements now featured in the NEW FTS Mk2. Remaining at its heart, the ability to repeatedly create a super sharp, flat ground, square edge chisel and plane blade in a few minutes.

New BAR Recess Diamond Stones
The design of the Diamond Stone recess pattern has followed the rest of our sharpening range, starting with DMT Polka dots, progressing through to our own Diamond Cross recess. However, FASTTRACK’s requirements are different to the rest of our range.
The FASTTRACK sharpens laterally (side to side) with the stone operating at an almost inverted angle.
Recognising this led to an upgrade; a unique interrupted surface designed specifically for the FASTTRACK. The clearance or evacuation channels now run top to bottom when in position on the Carriage. Combine that with a lubricant and good old gravity and the sharpening swarf drains from the surface more quickly which in turn keeps the stone cleaner for longer maintaining abrasive rates. In short, it’s much better!

The FASTTRACK is so simple to use, chisel in, and sharpen… Plane blade in, and sharpen. There’s NO set-up time.. No complicated attachments and No experience needed. Just place the Grip-Mat and FASTTRACK down on a surface and start sharpening.

The FASTTRACK’s just as ‘at home’ on-site as in your workshop. Whether you’re a total beginner or the most discerning of professionals MPOWER’s FASTTRACK Mk2 will deliver the perfect sharpening angle for an excellent edge again and again.

The Complete Kit
Over the last 15 years we’ve added all sorts of accessories to the FASTTRACK, Developed our own brand of diamond stones, different grades of stones, 2.5 degree Angled Stones, Storage cases etc etc.
Now all the goodness has been combined into one complete bundled kit at an excellent price.

Check out the FASTTTRACK Mk2 BUNDLE

Functions

1. So what’s the problem?
Traditionally chisels and plane blades are sharpened using a combination of either an oilstone, waterstone or diamond stone with a jig that holds the tool to be sharpened at the correct honing angle, many sharpening systems require a second jig to accurately set the angle of the first jig. This represents a sufficient deterrent to prevent workshop based woodworkers taking 20 minutes out of their project time to get any kind of edge let alone a decent one on their chisels; and what of the professional “On site” carpenter, do they really have the space or inclination to carry that kind of sharpening system with them? A system that the average home renovator would struggle to even set up in the first place?

2. The simple sharpening solution
The FASTTRACK Precision Sharpening System is a unique solution that holds the blade to be sharpened stationary and its angle constant while a diamond stone is guided across the cutting edge (at a 90° angle to the tool’s normal cutting direction) at either 25°, 27.5°, 30° or 32.5°, depending on your application, making the bevel flat and the edge true, lasting, and requiring only minimal maintenance unless chipped or neglected. We’ve included Preparation and Finishing Diamond stones so you can start low to gain that super fine edge that makes a cutting tool a pleasure to use. The instructions provided will have you putting a razor edge on your chisels and plane irons within a few minutes of opening the package.

Features

4 SHARPENING ANGLES
The newly re-designed solid Aluminium diamond stone holding carriage doubles the number of sharpening angles than the original. This in turn doubles the life of your chisels and plane blades by allowing over 20 chisel re-sharpens between primary re-grinds. The angles are coded 1,2,3 and 4 making it simple to move from one sharpening angle to the next.

CENTER IT CLIP – Get the blade in the middle
The most important development is the “Center It Clip that re-locates a chisel in the middle of the tool bed. This reduces the pressure needed to hold the chisel during sharpening; but it also prevents the carriage coming off the end of the base. So it increases the length of the sharpening stroke, making the sharpening process quicker.

ERGONOMIC CARRIAGE
The new carriage is much more comfortable to use with curved ergonomic handle ends to more naturally fit the hand. Especially noticeable after an ALL chisel honing session when you could be using the FASTTRACK for a 30 minute set.

GRIP MAT
The NEW Mk2 also includes a non-slip mat that further increase stability when using the FASTTRACK.

Other Features

INC. 2x ANGLED DIAMOND CROSS STONES

QUICK CHANGE MAGNETIC LOCK

GLIDES ON NYLON SLIPS

GROUNDED ON FOUR NON-SLIP FEET

Compatibility

The FASTTRACK accepts a range of chisels and plane blades from 1/8 Inch > 2 1/2 Inch

Instructions
Contents & Spares

1x FASTTRACK Mk2
1x Center It Clip
2x 2.5° Angled Diamond Stones
(220# & 450# Grade)
1x Cleaning Block
1x Mounting Screw

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Customer Reviews

Robert Waeiss (verified owner)

First I have to say that the shipping was phenomenal. That was some fast shipping to say the least. I have wanted one of these for a long time, and the opportunity came and it was for the new and improved MK2, so I took the chance and got one. Let me be clear that I watched a few YouTube videos on how to use this and it was worth the watch. Now then…I have only sharpened 2 of my worst dinged up chisels (ones that have been used like a screw driver) and let me tell you that they have NEVER been this sharp. It took me awhile (approx 1 1/2 hr per chisel) to get them where they are now, but the MK2 made it a pleasure to sharpen them. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone. It was impressive and that takes a lot to impress me.

Keith M – Infinity Cutting Tools

“This is by far the easiest and fast way to keep your tools sharp. I keep it handy, so when I reach for chisel I can give it a few swipes and I know it is sharp”

Gary – Via Amazon USA

Definitely worth it! – I’m a new wood worker and just getting into sharpening my tools. It’s always been a little intimidating to sharpen on just a wet stone or other jigs but using the Fasttrack is a breeze. Very simple and quick. Their customer service is top notch too!