"Having roughly sharpened my chisels on a bench grinder (and a selection of my brother in law's late father's chisels) this set allows for the perfect angles to be sharpened for chisels and plane blades.
Used properly there is no reason this product shouldn't last years - just remember to use the whole surface not just the middle (or you will quickly wear a groove that will prevent accurate sharpening). Love the simple angle setter provided as part of the jig - nothing complicated here, and nothing to lose at the bottom of the tool chest!"
"A really good kit for keeping chisels sharp, and really easy to use. I found that with the stone in my woodworking vice I can sharpen the chisels up much more regularly, and in just a few minutes I can have my whole set done.
The clamp that holds them at the correct angle is good, although if you unscrew the bar that holds the chisel tight, the mechanism does drop apart and bounce to all four corners of your workshop!
The bottle of oil is quite small, after only a few goes I have reverted to using a few drops of standard machine oil as a substitute.
"Works really well and easy to configure for different angles. Fastening mechanism lets slip unless tightened very firmly. Small tighteners make this a bit tricky. Requires the use of an additional coarser sharpening stone if major repairs to chisels to save time and effort."
"So nice to have properly sharp planes and chisels again. It's hard work getting a plane back to how it should be when it hasn't been properly sharpened for years - small blister involved - but the results are well worth it. The stone seems to absorb oil, which is perhaps why it doesn't go far."
"Good value. Instructions could be better. Sharpening takes a long time if your starting angle needs adjusting. Finish is worth the effort though. Make sure you have some light machine oil as the bottle with the kit doesn't last long."
"Flimsy and poorly made bit of kit. Angles on plastic 'guide' are not accurate. Chisel slips about in holder, flimsy plastic wheels are all over the place, very poor quality stone. Really, just use the old fashioned way and trust to your own judgement, just buy a decent stone to do the job, the stone on this thing is like soap and wears down fast. The angles cannot be set correctly with the flimsy and loose piece of plastic gauge. The wheels are plastic and do not fit the axle spindle, making it wobble everywhere. This a poorly designed, flimsy and pretty much useless piece of kit if you want to sharpen your chisels to a reasonable edge."
"I bought the sharpener last March and had no cause to use it until today in April, so it was out of warranty. Bad luck for me as the flip out angle gauge was missing! Advice - - - - inspect the gauge through the packet before opening it. I didn't so no chance of a claim. I've used it today without the gauge and guestimated the 25 degree angle. It sharpens chisels OK, the coarse side soon shifts the metal but the fine side seems to have some kind of inclusions in the surface, not as good as the coarse side, but we will see how it goes with use. The stone is supplied dry and soaks up a lot of oil initially about half the bottle supplied and its still not what I would call an oil stone. I'm going to soak the stone in loads of light oil, think it will perform even better once its saturated."