WOOD magazine review
Ease of Use
Jig lets you quickly touch up dull or nicked knives
Because it costs about 75 cents per inch to sharpen steel jointer and planer knives, I tend to wait longer than I should between sharpenings. But with Deulen Tools’ knife-sharpening jig I can hone those knives myself. After three or four sharpenings the jig has paid for itself in the savings. This jig holds two knives at a 90° angle to each other, bevel edge down, while you stroke it
Just a note to let you know how much I am impressed with the 12″ Deulen sharpener that I ordered from you. This is an excellent jig for my small shop. I do not do any production work on a large scale. Just do cabinets, desks and tables for myself and family. But this jig really shined when I sharpened 6 of my jointer knives and 4 of my planer knives. Before I got the jig, I thought I was doing a fine job sharpening these knives by hand. When I did them on the jig, it was easy to see the ridges and valleys that I missed in the hand sharpening. It was nice to see them come out straight and even. You did a great job designing and building this jig. I have already spread the word to my woodworking friends (they are retired wood technology instructors at the University of Wisconsin – Stout where I also taught) who work with me on Habitat for Humanity houses around our community. Again, this jig is ideal for my purposes where I need to sharpen my knives only once or twice a year. Nice job!!!!! Also thanks to Wood Magazine for clueing me onto this tool in their October issue.