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    Clifford
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    I am considering new chisels and have a question for those of you who have experience with sharpening different types of steel. I have decided on PM-V11 over A2 but I am concerned with the difficultly to sharpen. I currently have some Harbor freight chisels which I assume is something like O1. They do need sharpening often but sharpen up fast which I do not mind.

    So if an O1 chisel takes say 5 minutes to sharpen (just for the sake of comparison) how long might a PM-V11 chisel take given all other things equal? Any help appreciated.

    #548985
    deanbecker
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    Hi clifford ,
    I have one veritas 3/8chisel. I work to keep ot sharp and it does take a bit longer to sharpen percentage wise i couldnt say but i cannot get it as silky sharp as my marples and having sharpened it over 50 times probably, the edge always feels rough when it dulls. Kinda like it has teeth. I have to sharpen past that every time before i get a clean burr. A good chisel, but i dont think i would buy any more of them for those reasons. I am not knocking them, just am not happy with their performance
    I sharpen by hand on diamonds 01 is hard to beat for chisel steel

    #548986
    Clifford
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    Thanks deanbecker,

    This is what I might have expected. Which is, that O1 is hard to beat if you do not mind sharpening (as I remember, Paul sharpens many time per day). It will be interesting to see other’s experiences.

    Hi clifford ,

    I have one veritas 3/8chisel. I work to keep ot sharp and it does take a bit longer to sharpen percentage wise i couldnt say but i cannot get it as silky sharp as my marples and having sharpened it over 50 times probably, the edge always feels rough when it dulls. Kinda like it has teeth. I have to sharpen past that every time before i get a clean burr. A good chisel, but i dont think i would buy any more of them for those reasons. I am not knocking them, just am not happy with their performance

    I sharpen by hand on diamonds 01 is hard to beat for chisel steel

    #548988
    Harvey Kimsey
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    I have on plane iron from Veritas that is PMV11. It does take a bit longer to hone on my diamond stones but I believe that’s due to the thickness of the iron. On diamond stones, I don’t see any reason why it would take longer to hone than other tool steels.

    #548990
    deanbecker
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    It only takes longer because you have to get past the edge fracture before it will take an edge. It always does it when it gets dulled. I hoped i would get past it doing it but so far no.
    I hope it is just this chisel.
    I also have a veritas blade for a # 4 and its a fine blade.
    An overlooked chisel is a pheil. They are good hold an edge and dont break the bank.
    I been gathering marples and they are about 25$ each. Which is less than 1/2 of the cost of veritas

    #548992
    Ed
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    I’ve not used PM-V11, but you may have read my rants about A2 for chisels in other discussions. I have some A2 chisels and loathe them. They require a steeper bevel angle to keep from failing. A steeper bevel angle implies more force to drive the chisel and more of a tendency to press back and violate your knife line. I find O1 to be ideal for chisels.

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