The trouble with most oil stones (other than the cost) is the size. If you use a sharpening guide, there is very little of the stone left exposed for sharpening! Used with our SandSharp™ Peel & Stick Sharpening System, these 18" x 6" x 3/4" thick plates provide plenty of room for even the largest honing guides. They are flat within .008" in 12", and provide an excellent base for the adhesive backed silicon carbide paper. You can even attach paper to both sides to speed the conversion from grit to grit. Generally not affected by water, but not designed for soaking. Coat the edges with polyurethane for best performance. Color may vary. Made in USA.Abrasives for SandSharp™ System
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By the boss
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Comments about Phenolic Sharpening Plate:
cheaper then grannite safer then glass nothing to complain about.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Home Fixerupper
from Layton, UT
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Sharpening techniques are like underwear, everybody has there own preference. I prefer something like this for sharpening chisels, plane irons, knives, etc... I bought 3 and use different grits for each side so i can step through the grits easily. I sharpened a chisel that had nicks in the edge, using a sharpening guide, and it came out perfect in about 15-20 minutes. To quickly touch up an edge is easy. The large surface area gives you plenty of room to move and you don't have to worry about cutting a groove into the surface when sharpening a narrow chisel. The sand paper seems to wear very well and with water as a lubricant you don't have the oily mess that you would with oil stones. You also don't have to worry about the stone freezing in an unheated shop.
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An effective sharpening solution
from Vinalhaven, Maine
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I used it with the 240 & 480 Sand Sharp crack-and-peel abrasives for a somewhat unusual purpose: flattening the back of a sad-looking bunch of shears used to trim the feet of sheep. Using water as a lubricant, I was able to get the backs to a high shine.I would give the system five stars, but the adhesive holds on like a junk-yard dog. Soaking the whole thing for a night finally allowed me to strip off the old stuff. I tried nail-polish remover, which has toluene in it. Don't. Softens the finish.As a minor annoyance, I would add that the manufacturer put their SKU tag on the face of the plate using permanent adhesive. You have to remove the label in order to get a perfectly flat surface, otherwise it is like hitting a bump in the road.