Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
Sharpening your plane blade is the most important skill for a handtool woodworker. I have taught thousands of students my freehand (no jig needed) sharpening method which enables you to sharpen your blade in 30 seconds and get right back to work. Once you develop the muscle memory to feel the correct angle to hold the blade you will be able to hand sharpen like a professional. My angle trainer will help you quickly develop that muscle memory.
The biggest advantage of my trainer is that you hold the blade the same way you would if you were free hand sharpening. The angle trainer slips underneath the blade to provide that bit of confidence needed in the learning phase.
Uses powerful rare earth magnets to securely hold the blade to the trainer at the proper angle.
Designed to work with blades that have a 25 degree primary bevel (which is almost all hand plane blades)
Has a 29 degree face for honing the secondary bevel.
Has a 31 degree face for honing the tertiary bevel.
Made of a hard wearing composite material called Swanstone that easily slides on your diamond or water stone.
Once you develop your muscle memory you no longer need the angle trainer.
Size: 3/4" wide x 3" long x 1" high.
Was very helpful. Helped me locate hand position when sharpening.
I have only used this training device once so far, however I can tell that it will certainly help to buid the muscle memory needed to sharpen by hand. This is the reason for the 3 star review, if possible I will update my experience as I become more familiar with the product.
the angle trainer works great, i don't think it will take too long to get used to hand sharpening and not needing it anymore.
This product has been working great for me and i recommend it to all woodworking enthusiast that want to learn how to sharpen tools by hand or even just want to have the correct angle when sharpening.
I was surprised how fast i was able to pick up the angles by feel. I thought i was going to rub it down to the magnets, but i got it down after 5 or so times. Coupled with the 20k grit stone and ive never had sharper blades. Glad i bought it.