Plough plane sharpening

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  • #8945
    Eddy Flynn
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    Can anyone tell me the best angle  to  use when sharpening plough planes  cheers  Eddy

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #8952
    Ken
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    Eddy………The recommended  angle is 35 degrees

    #8953
    Gary Hodgin
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    I’d be interested in this also. I don’t have a plough plane per se, but I do have a couple of vintage Stanley 45s. The plough cutters were beveled at 35 degrees so I’ve stuck with that but I’ve wondered if these were modified or not. I don’t use a secondary bevel. It may vary depending on the type of wood being ploughed.

    I noticed Lee-Valley doesn’t mention the bevel in its description of the Veritas plough.

    Ken, Thanks, you posted while I was typing. Nice to know I don’t really need to experiment with regrinding. The 35 degree has worked well but it was significantly steeper than other bevels.

    #8955
    Ken
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    Gary………this was taken from a review of Veritas plough plane

     

     All of the irons come ground with a 35° primary bevel – the traditional angle for this style of bevel-down tool. This steep and blunt angle gives you a more durable edge and keeps the cutter from vibrating – plow planes don’t have as much bedding as a bench plane. So when you sharpen the iron, don’t add too much of a micro-bevel. Anything more than 40° threatens to violate the clearance angle of the cutter, which will prevent the tool from cutting.

    #8956
    Eddy Flynn
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    Thanks ken I’ve done the 3/8 @ 25 but its cutting to thick I’m using a set angle sharpener it has 30 and 25 degree set angles looks like I,ll have to get the honing guide out and dust the oil stone down cheers  Eddy

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #8963
    Gary Hodgin
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    Ken,
    Good to know. I’ll keep all mine at 35 degrees and just sharpen on the bevel. No big deal as narrow as the cutters are.
    Gary

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