Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Bevel-up plane with a buffed blade

Winston
I took it back to the drill-mounted buffing wheel for about 8 seconds.

Under the scope, the edge looked almost as good as if I had resharpened on stones and the buffed, but a bit more irregularity. The blade is able to shave, but with effort (enough pressure so that it's scraping against the skin). I can take a slightly finer shaving than before the re-buff, and the surface quality is smoother than before re-buff, but not as good as with the full stone-buff cycle.

This is just my first try with it, but I'd say that it work OK, but it's not a substitute for a full resharpening. I'd bet that this also increases the angle at the edge each time.

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