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Very true Ken.  In terms of novice users you’d think makers would think to include some form of  sharpening instruction insert whenever sharp edges are vital to a tool’s utility.  Especially if considering so many offerings are aimed specifically at the DIY market.

There’s often all too much suggested in terms of ideals surrounding tools/equipment whilst seemingly attempting to invert woodworking and potentially make it far more difficult than need be.  Rocket science and woodworking should never be linked.

One suggestion I’d make is that if a tool needs adjusting for a particular specialised task it often proves simple to adjust/adapt it.  I think this especially relates to those on tight budgets, as well as others who don’t mind making such adaptations.  I’m always experimenting with various tool set up’s and adjustments. 😀