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Dream Sharpening Machine Amherst MA

The Lap-Sharp works like an old-fashioned record player. Instead of LPs, you interchange coarse, medium and fine platters. Additional super-fine grits are also available. Each platter is an aluminum disc covered with an easily replaceable adhesive-backed abrasive.

Architectural Timber & Millwork
(413) 586-3045
49 Mount Warner Road P.O. Box 719
Hadley, MA

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Bad Dogs Burl Source
(413) 213-0248
26 Barton Ave
Belchertown, MA

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Leon M Fiske Company, Inc. dba Forest Products Associates
(413) 772-6833
75 Oak Hill Rd.
Greenfield, MA

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Amherst Farmers Supply
(413) 253-3436
320 South Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
 
Lowe's
(413) 588-0270
282 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
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M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(413)587-2790
350 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

The Home Depot
(413)773-9150
264 Mohawk Trail - Rt 2
Greenfield, MA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

The Home Depot
(413)593-5400
655 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Leader Home Centers
(413) 253-3411
150 College St
Amherst, MA
 
Leader Home Centers
(413) 665-8884
16 Elm St
South Deerfield, MA
 
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Dream Sharpening Machine

Dream Sharpening Machine



"What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer, Don Naples, who has spent years testing and refining what he considers the ultimate sharpening machine. Naples wouldn't settle for second-best in design, materials or abrasives, which accounts for the high price. So, does it measure up?

I've used this machine for a few months now and I'm a believer. It delivers an incredibly sharp edge very fast. It's virtually impossible to overheat a tool. But just as important, I can use it to flatten and bring the back side of any chisel or plane iron to a mirror polish much faster than I can by hand. That's the "Lap" in Lap-Sharp. It's a critical and often over-looked step in sharpening a hand tool, new or old, and this machine does it better than any other. I am also able to sharpen my cabinet scraper and scraper-plane irons, no matter how thick they are, in no time flat.

The Lap-Sharp works like an old-fashioned record player. Instead of LPs, you interchange coarse, medium and fine platters. Additional super-fine grits are also available. Each platter is an aluminum disc covered with an easily replaceable adhesive-backed abrasive. To start and stop the machine, you step on or off a foot switch. This allows you to keep both hands on a tool, which is essential for accurate lapping. I highly recommend using an optional tool guide bar and holding jig ($80, see photo, above). For more technical information, visit the company's Web site or request a free DVD that includes a complete demonstration.

Source
Wood Artistry, (707) 838-1976, www.lapsharp.com
Lap-Sharp LS-200, $600. Tool guide bar and holding jig, $80.

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