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Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer

Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
  • Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
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  • Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
  • Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
  • Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer
  • Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer

Rob Cosman's Angle Trainer

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Customer Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Well thought out and helpful training device

Not much more to be said. I will add that as an older feller some days my hands are not as steady as needed to hold the slight angles needed for the 2nd and 3rd bevels, those that really make the difference between sort of sharp and really sharp. You know, the sharpness that makes a tool a joy to use. The sound of a hand plane when this sharp is nearly addictive. And, being able to plane to finish, where the wood can’t be any better for when you add the finish (of your choice) is very satisfying and rewarding. It is so cool to be able to do this, but you need these last two bevels to do this, thus the angle guide is a must while developing the muscle memory (or if you’re an old poot like I am and need the help now and then) or skill to sharpen to this level of proficiency. As written, a well thought out and helpful training device. Well done RC. And I’d be remiss if not saying that the transaction was seamless and the customer service exemplary. Great experience all around.

John Cook
Helpful, Easy to Use, Reasonable Cost

The review title says it all. I’ll only add that this not meant as a permanent tool. I bought the guide to help develop adequate “muscle memory” (At nearly 70 I am not as steady handed as I used to be.). And as ALWAYS the Cosman customer service is exemplary.

Alan White

everything I’ve get from Rob Cosman is top-notch. I was curious if this would make my life easier and boy has it ever!
It’s way more consistent than my own hand, pressure and guessing angles.

Royce Achterberg
Great idea, well made.

Very precise &great materials. Will be a very durable tool.

Lawrence Ogle
Getting me where I needed to be

Great training tool! You have to be careful with the very powerful magnets of this training tool as it can snatch your planing blade right out of your hand, just be prepared. They are very strong magnets.

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