How To Sharpen A Chisel With A Bench Grinder: Our Foolproof Guide

Last Updated: by Peter Lynn


Tool List


Materials List


How To Sharpen A Chisel With A Bench Grinder: Our 16-Step Procedure


Glue Sandpaper To Glass


Cool Your Chisel Periodically


Don’t Forget To Flatten The Back


Set Your Honing Angle


Start With Sandpaper


Feel For A Wire Edge


Remove The Wire Edge


Polish The Edge


Getting Serious: When To Break Out Your Grinder


Choosing Your Grinding Wheel


Cleaning Your Wheel


Blunt The End Of Your Chisel


Choosing Your Honing Guide


Grinding A New Bevel


Grinding A Sharp Edge


Dual Bevels

Sharpening a chisel need not be hard if you read this guide first.