PEX Drawknife Sharpening Guide | Popular Woodworking Magazine

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S.harping the bevel of a trailing knife can be a challenge. Lap the flat side, then use this method to make the bevel side.

Using 38” or 12” or 34“The PEX pipe with different fret knives will give you different sharpening angles. Find the one you like for your drawknife and do it. The PEX pipe will eventually wear out, but it’s only pennies.
Replace.

The key to making this system work is to get a straight cut along the length of the PEX. The best method I’ve found is to clamp a blade in my bench vise and slide the PEX through the knife, using the groove in the jaws to keep it straight. –Chuck Nuesmeyer


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