FASTTRACK MK2 BUNDLE + FREE FTS KNIFE SHARPENER
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Buy an FTS MEGA bundle and get a FREE FTS Knife Sharpener
$207.94 USUAL PRICE
1 x FASTTRACK Mk2
1 x Center It Clip
5 x Angled Diamond Stones
100#, 220#, 450#, 600# & 1200#
1 x DeBurr Plate 1000#
1 x Mini Strop
1 x Cleaning Block
1 x Mounting Screw
1 x Fitted Storage Case
1 x Knife Sharpener Assembly
1 x Diamond Cross 220# Grade Diamond Stone
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.
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.
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.
The NEW Mk2 also includes a non-slip mat that further increase stability when using the FASTTRACK.
INC. 2x ANGLED DIAMOND CROSS STONES
QUICK CHANGE MAGNETIC LOCK
GLIDES ON NYLON SLIPS
GROUNDED ON FOUR NON-SLIP FEET
Fasttrack Knife Sharpener
We quickly learnt how many existing sharpeners on the market actually damaged the knives they purport to be sharpening. The Fasttrack KS approach and design undertakes the task of sharpening in a completely different way.
It does something we call “Pre-preparation”.
The KS creates a full bevelled edge on both sides of the blade. The convergent point of the 2 bevels becomes the blade edge. So when in time the knife dulls. It literally takes 3 to 6 sharpening strokes on each knife side to refresh the blade edge. This is because the prepared material above the convergent point is already set and ground to the correct bevel angle.
TWO TECHNIQUES – ONE RESULT
WORK TOP – SHARPENING TECHNIQUE
The FTS KS can be used on a work-surface.
We’ve learnt it helps the less experienced to stand the FTS KS on its non slip nitrile feet on a worktop, it isn’t as quick as using it freehand but it can give much needed confidence to the novice and it Improves the sense of control over the sharpening process. Most importantly this technique gives you a clear sight of the blade against the strike plate and diamond stone. Which helps develop an understanding as to how the Fasttrack KS works.
FREE HAND – SHARPENING TECHNIQUE
For those familiar with sharpening the FTS KS can be hand held and has a sharpening action not dis similar to that of a chefs steel but crucially without the necessity to learn to maintain a consistent contact angle between two handheld objects – Steel in one hand and knife in the other. Embedded rare earth magnets assist in holding the blade side against the strike plate. Ensuring that the blade tip meets the 3″ DC diamond stone consistently at exactly the right angle.
No other aspect of the FTS KS has taken so much deliberation. From the research and feedback we received we decided that a sharpening angle of 17 deg or an inclusive angle of 34 deg would offer the best all round performance for work in the kitchen.