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Dream Sharpening Machine Portales NM

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.

Portales Ace Hardware
(575) 356-6711
227 S Main Ave
Portales, NM
 
Hacienda Home Centers
(575) 769-2651
200 East Brady Avenue
Clovis, NM
 
LOWE'S OF CLOVIS, NM
505 742-4000
3601 NORTH PRINCE STREET CLOVIS, NM, 88101
Clovis, NM
 
North Plains Mall
(575) 769-4700
2811 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Furrow's Home Lumber Inc.
(575) 763-4437
1201 E 1st Street
Clovis, NM
 
Fastenal- Clovis
505-763-9335
1306 State Rd. 209 Clovis, NM, 88101
Clovis, NM
 
PGP, Inc.
505-762-6654
1729 W. 21st Clovis, NM, 88101
Clovis, NM
 
Lowe's
(575) 742-4000
3601 North Prince Street
Clovis, NM
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 9 am - 8 pm

Triangle Ace Hardware
(575) 762-3301
2400 N Prince St, North plains mall
Clovis, NM
 
Burns Hardware Do it center
(575) 769-2528
1511 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
 

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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