Jet JSSG-10 Wetstone Sharpener

Code: 200336

Jet JSSG-10 Wetstone Sharpener

Code: 200336

£249.96 (£208.30 Ex. VAT)
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Key Features

  • Support bars can be used vertically or horizontally
  • Large handle for portability
  • Rubber feet keep machine steady and minimise vibration
  • Honing wheel brings up razor sharp polished edge
  • Grinds and sharpens most edge tools
  • For woodworking tools, woodcarving, knives, scissors etc.
  • Excellent package of accessories included with grinder

In Detail

The lower portion of the stone runs in a bath of water. As the stone revolves it carries the water continuously over the grinding surface, thus cooling it and eliminating the risk of overheating. The grindstone runs at 90 - 150rpm, driven by a compact powerful 160W motor. Motor speed is controlled by a variable speed switch. When the grindstone diameter is 250mm, run the grinder at the lower 90rpm setting. Over time with constant use the grindstone will wear, the speed can be increased to compensate for this, so maintaining the optimum surface speed at all times. The Sharpener includes: a Stone Grader, applying this changes the stone from coarse to fine and back again, a Straight Edge Jig for hand plane blades and chisels, an Angle Setting Jig, for precise repeatability, a Bevel Angle Measuring Device, to measure the existing bevel angle of your tools, a tube of Honing Compound for that final polished edge, the support arm to carry the jigs and adjust the angle of attack and an instructional DVD.

Specification

Specification

Grit 250g
Model JSSG-10
Nett Weight 10.5kg
Overall L x W x H 406 x 305 x 330mm
Power Input 160W
Speed 90-150rpm
Wheel Diameter 250mm (12.7mm bore)
Wheel Width 50mm
Reviews (7)

Reviews (7)

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Frank

4 February 2016

Well worth it

Definitely appreciated getting this. My gouges needed a serious grind and the bench grinder was just scary to use. I wished I had gotten one of these years ago. The peace of mind knowing my chisels are safe from getting burnt is well worth it. I did fiddle with the grinding stone a bit to get it balanced and had to surface it. After grinding quite a few irons and chisels the stone needs truing so it's good money to spend on the truing tool to go with it.
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Dave

8 January 2016

Graet bit of kit

I was trying to decide whether to purchase a spare set of planer blades for mu AWC4 and get them professionally sharpened or a wet stone grinder with a long blade sharpening jig. Thanks to sound advice - and wise tips - from Stephan and Dave at the Cardiff store, I'm delighted I went for the Jet wet grinder with Tormek plane blade jig. Set up and used carefully the combination gives great, repeatable results with the bonus of wonderfully sharp plane irons and chisels as well. The quality of finish of the Jet itself is not as good as the Tormek but that doesn't seem to show in the results.
The only caveat to bear in mind is that water collection when grinding 10" planer blades is not great - I've formed a thin piece of plastic to collect water better - but as I'm using a Tormek jig on a Jet wetstone I can hardly complain can I !!
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Jonathan Dempsey

23 May 2015

Great machine. Very easy to use. But "CAVEAT EMPTOR"

This is a great piece of kit. Straight out the box it worked. However there were a few problems with ordering. It seems someone tried to process my purchase 3 times which means I am £500.00 down until after the bank holiday because of a screw up at Axminster tools and the bank can't get me my money back. That aside and I don’t think there is any deliberate attempt to defraud me, the delivery was perfect. Although thats to do with DPD rather than Axminster tools.

The only gripe I have is the DVD which is good but not great. It explains everything pretty well but I have a feeling the chap doing the demo’s is lucky to have all his fingers. But this is a small point.

Anyway I now have a workshop full of scary sharp tools. BRILLIANT
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Mark de Roussier

7 January 2015

Good value, but some unnecessary compromises

This tool does a good job of sharpening things when you have it working, and it's only 60% of the price of an equivalently specced Tormek, so from that point of view it's a winner. The engineering is certainly not as good. I don't mark it down for that alone, that's partly a 'you get what you pay for' thing. But when you encounter so many quality issues, some of which prevent the machine being used before they're fixed, then you have to question the quality control. Out of tolerance plastic moulding that prevented the water tray from fitting. Needing to file down the aluminium on a tool holder to get proper clamping. And a truing tool that I wish I hadn't bought, as it contains a single diamond which only serves to score the surface, requiring a great deal of work ( and use of the grader ) to get a usable stone. Also, the truing tool needed fettling before it could be used at all due to a misthreaded hex bolt. Buy it, but be prepared to fix it.
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Desmond

2 April 2014

Great machine

This is a really great machine and easily puts a fine edge on many different tools.
The diamond truing tool is *not* necessary, it doesn't matter in the slightest if the whetstone runs slightly off centre and, with careful use, the whetstone will tend to true up anyway.
What is essential is to align the tool guide bar so that tools will be honed evenly across their width, this should be done using a small try square on the edge of the stone and adjusting the guide bar using the lock screws. Once aligned leave it in place.
I bought a second guide bar and the additional accessory bar so that I have a bar in each of the holders (above and below the whetstone) and the accessory bar over the leather stropping wheel all aligned and ready for use.
Most of the accessory tool holders are not necessary, knives for example can easily be honed freehand, and I hone lathe chisels using the supplied small table.

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