Stanley Chisel Sharpening Kit
Use Your Eyes Instead
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.
17 Feb 2015
Save your money
This is the first product review I have felt the need to write but I really expected better from Stanley.
It is nearly impossible to get a chisel straight and tight while at the correct angle in the honing guide, the thumb screws are far to small to operate properly, especially if you have any traces of the oil on your fingers and the flip out measuring guide fell off the first time of using.
The chisels and planes I attempted to sharpen all tried to twist which resulted in one side of the blade not making as much contact with the stone as the other.
The stone I got was thicker at one end making it difficult to mount in a holder (personal choice) and also the stone is to narrow to accommodate alot of plane irons without running off the edge.
Look at other styles of honing guides if you like to work with sharp tools as this is just not up to the job.
Good service from Screwfix as always though.
16 Feb 2015
Very good sharpener
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.
31 Jan 2015
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.
8 Jan 2015