Chestnut Tools Universal Sharpener | Popular Woodworking Magazine
 In April 2016 #224, April 2016 #224, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

Chestnut-Tools-Sharpenerby Christopher Schwarz
page 14

Sometimes a small advance in technology makes an enormous difference in everything. The Chestnut Tools Universal Sharpener – just $18.50 from Lee Valley Tools – will absolutely change the way you sharpen tools.

It looks like a folding pocketknife, but instead of a blade the sharpener has a piece of sub-micron carbide about 1⁄8″ wide and 7⁄8″ long. The carbide has sharp corners, unlike a carbide burnisher. And it’s the combination of the incredibly fine carbide and its shape that makes it a game-changer when sharpening.

Read the full review here.

Video: See the Universal Sharpener in use on a card scraper.

From the April 2026 issue #224

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