Everyone who uses chisels knows that sharpening them can be a time-consuming and inconvenient task thanks to heavy, cumbersome and/or expensive equipment. But now, Sharp Edge, an innovative, simple and easy-to-use chisel sharpening product is set to change all that. Sharp Edge, which sharpens chisels and plane blades from 3mm to 85mm wide, is the first product of its kind and the only chisel sharpening tool with a unique sharpening angle that can be varied from 23 to 90 degrees.
Designed and manufactured by UK-based G-Sharp Tools, Sharp Edge is a light, robust and easily transportable sharpening product that is perfect for carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, boat builders and even for the miniature world of dolls-house builders. Sharpening chisels with Sharp Edge is now a quick and simple task, resulting in both time and cost savings for professionals and their customers.
Sharp Edge offers a flexible product that safely and consistently allows you to sharpen chisels at a full range of angles. The precise angle measurements are marked on a sliding hone support, allowing the user to easily change the incline and to achieve exactly the desired angle every time. Most importantly, the tool also ensures accuracy of your work by making a square edge across the width of the blade.
Sharp Edge is an extremely robust and high-performance product that belies its size and appearance. Constructed with composite materials rather than heavy metals, the chisel sharpener utilises extremely durable diamond hones to create the perfect sharpened edge and is also incredibly safe as the blade remains static at all times. It provides more accuracy than other sharpening products and can be set up at your work station in seconds. It is lightweight and easily transportable, as well as easy to use, whether you are right or left handed.
The Sharp Edge chisel sharpener comes complete with all that is required to sharpen your chisels:
The sharpening tool; four nickel plated mono-crystalline 200 course – 1500 grit diamond hones – which is the best surface for sharpening chisels; three self-adhesive diamond micro finishing strips and a unique backing-off tool to remove the burr produced while sharpening and to polish the back of the blade.
The product’s design ensures that both functional and environmental performance is optimised and its carbon footprint is extremely low at 1.06 Kg CO2e.
Gervase Evans, inventor and creator of G-Sharp Tools, said: “As a cabinet maker myself, I designed Sharp Edge because I was getting extremely frustrated with other products on the market. I wanted a sharpening tool that was dependable, easy to use, lightweight and adaptable. I thought there had to be a simple way to sharpen, and then I had my Eureka moment – and came up with a design which had all these qualities.
He continued: “Using Sharp Edge significantly speeds up the time it takes me to build furniture, as it has dramatically reduced the time I spend sharpening my chisels. The speed and ease of use will be a major benefit for all who use the product and I am confident that it will become a tradesman’s must-have tool.”
Chisel Sharpener and Sharpedge™ Chisel Sharpening Products are manufactured in the UK by Gsharp Ltd