Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools

Sharpening chisel and plane blades

by Friedrich Kollenrott
Friedrich Kollenrott

These instructions are intended to help all those who struggle to keep their tools at peak sharpness or who think there must be a better way of keeping them sharp.

Sharpening has to be a topic of interest for anyone working with hand tools, because dull tools don’t work at all and poorly sharpened tools are a handicap. Only properly sharpened tools let you experience their full potential.

For years this in-depth 63-page sharpening guide by Friedrich Kollenrott has served as a reference in the German-speaking world, whenever the discussion has turned to sharpening chisel and plane blades. Now we are pleased to present the English version of this guide.

Download sharpening instructions for chisel and plane blades here (PDF, 4 MB)

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