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Sharpening Jig Newton NJ

When making this sharpening jig it’s important to make the slots at the correct angle so the bevels of the blades lay perfectly horizontal. This way the sandpaper will have even contact. Here you will learn how to make your own shop made jigs for woodworking. You also get the option of choosing to buy one of the many different sharpening jig power tools at the hardware supply stores in Newton, NJ listed below.

The Home Depot
(973)383-4206
7 North Park Drive
Newton, NJ
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(908)684-1822
2045 State Route 57
Hackettstown, NJ
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(973)442-0101
530 MT Pleasant Ave
Dover, NJ
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(973) 300-3820
39 Hampton House Road
Newton, NJ
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU -8 pm

Montague Tool & Supply
(973) 948-6400
42 Broad St
Branchville, NJ
 
Kresker Core Drilling LLC
(201) 788-1599
59 Lee Hill Rd., Andover 07821
Andover, NJ

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The Home Depot
(973)927-7700
281 Route 10 Ste 04
Succasunna, NJ
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's of Hampton Township
973-300-3820
39 Hampton House Rd Newton, NJ, 07860
Newton, NJ
 
Station Hardware & Garden Ctr
(973) 770-9710
101 Kings Highway
Landing, NJ
 
Lowe's
(908) 269-6000
217 Mountain Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

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Sharpening Jig

Simple Sharpening Jig

I’ve tried several different shop-made jigs for sharpening my jointer and planer knives but this one has proved the simplest to use and make. 

When making this sharpening jig it’s important to make the slots at the correct angle so the bevels of the blades lay perfectly horizontal. This way the sandpaper will have even contact. My jointer blades required a 38-degree angle but check yours because it may be different. 

I also had to saw the angled slots with the board on its edge. That’s because my tablesaw (like most) tilts to only 45 degrees. This is not far enough for the slot to be cut with the board laying flat. Cutting it on its edge solves this problem. Take a look at your saw and you will see what I mean. Double-check the angle of your jointer knives and saw the slots to match. I added a blade guard to keep things safe.

For the sanding block I used chunks of 3/4-in. MDF with sheets of silicon carbide sandpaper attached with spray-on adhesive. I started with 220 grit and worked my way up to 600 grit for a final honing. 


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