Quick update on the Triton Sharpener

News just to hand – Triton are developing, and planning to release some jigs for the Triton Wet & Dry Sharpener some time after Christmas 07.

Don’t know what they are, but if I had to guess, I’d expect there to be a knife jig, an axe jig, and a dressing tool of some form.  The more the merrier personally – the more jigs there are, the more versatile the machine.

Got to sharpen a couple of my chisels up today – we are really getting there in learning the techniques required to get great results from it.  Chisels with mirror surfaces – priceless.

5 Responses

  1. Hey Stu,

    Is the triton sharpener good enough to use as your only sharpening tool, or do you still have to hone plane irons and chisels on sandpaper or a waterstone after using the triton?

    Cheers,
    JK.

  2. Gidday James,

    It is very much a case of horses for courses. For some people, or some tools, then the sharpener is definitely overkill – wood turners would rarely if ever bother to achieve the degree of sharpness that they can from a grinder/sharpener such as this.

    On the other hand, you may want to continue sharpening a plane blade beyond what you can get off the unit, although I suspect you won’t need to do anything more than create a microbevel.

    I’ve been finding that I am getting a very good mirror surface from the combination of the grinding wheel, and the honing wheel. The meeting edge of two mirror surfaces is pretty sharp!

  3. Thanks mate.

  4. hello , without sounding like a fool ,I have searched enternet for over 2 hrs tryiny to find a place to but triton knife sharpener but all I can see are reviews . what is the deal can you direct me to a site ????? thanks

  5. Hi James,
    Bit of a difficult question to answer given I don’t know which country you reside in!

    If Australia, you can mail-order from Carbatec (www.carbatec.com.au)
    UK, try http://tritontools.co.uk
    US/Canada, try http://www.tritonwoodworking.com/tritontools/

    Good luck.

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