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Flexcut Hook Hone with Abrasive Paper - PW 18

Flexcut Hook Hone with Abrasive Paper - PW 18
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Model: PW18
Made in the USA

Flexcut Strops – The Secret to Razor Sharp Carving Tools!

About Flexcut Tool Company:

Flexcut Tool Company Inc. was founded in 1986, under the name of Falls Run Woodcarving, primarily as a custom carving shop and woodcarving school.

In 1992 Flexcut began manufacturing a new breed of wood carving tools to address the needs of the modern hobbyist and professional.
Flexcut’s unwavering commitment to customer service, continuous improvement, and innovation ensures delivery of products that utilize cutting edge technology and are consistently superior in quality.

Product Description:

For razorsharp tools in an fast and easy way, try the 2 3/4" x 8 1/2" Flexcut Hook Hone. This sharpening tool uses abrasive paper as a more aggressive solution than stropping to remove nicks and scratches from the cutting edge.

Simply load the hook hone with a 2 3/4" x 9" strip of abrasive paper. (Both 400 Grit & 600 Grit are provided to get you started.) You should not use anything below the 400 grit paper as it will leave hard to remove scratches on the blade. Remove the thin dowel rod and rubber o-rings. Wrap the strip of abrasive paper around the hook hone and tuck it into the slot. Jam the dowel rod down into the slot and over the top of the paper. This wedges the paper in place and keeps it tightly wrapped. Slide the rubber o-rings over the top of the dowel rod to keep it from slipping out.

Once the hook hone is loaded with the abrasive paper, lay it flat against the inside face of the hooked blade. Check to be sure the paper is making contact with the inside surface of the cutting edge. Push the hook hone along the full length of the cutting edge starting at the base. Ride the inside contour of the hooked blade by using a slight twist of the wrist as you push through your stroke to the tip of the blade. If using a double edged hook knife repeat the steps for both edges.

The edge of the tools are composed of two surfaces that join at the cutting edge. Stropping removes the bur and polishes the edges. A polished edge glides through the wood much easier. You can use the knife strop periodically as you cut. Having a shiny blade may look impressive, but the aluminum oxide improves the blades cutting ability.

This Flexcut Hook Strop is used to polish the inside edge of hook knives & keeping your blades razor sharp. The hook strop is also used to remove the wire edge that forms after sharpening with the hook hone. It has an 9" long leather top stropping surface.

strop your knife blade away from the cutting edge on both sides to maintain your factory edge. Includes a 1 ounce (28.5 gram) bar of Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound designed to adhere to the strop by rubbing the bar on the leather surface of the strop. An excellent & quality hook honing strop.
Made in the USA.
When to use the Knife Strop

Your tools can be kept sharp by using the Knife Strop periodically as you cut. A few moments taken to maintain the edge will save time & frustration & keep your tools in top working order. On softer woods, a few strokes should be given to each side of the blade every 20 - 30 mins. For carving harder materials, the frequency or number of strokes should be increased.

Your Flexcut carving tools are pre-sharpened at the factory to a highly polished razor's edge. This creates an efficient, long-lasting cutting tool. The more polished the edge, the sharper it is and the longer it will stay sharp. Keeping your tools sharp requires some routine maintenance. This can most easily be done by periodically stropping both sides of the edge (outside and inside) with a Flexcut Strop Flexcut Gold™ Polishing Compound. Sharpening stones should not be used for this routine maintenance. They are too coarse and will put scratches in the polish, reducing the sharpness.

Abrasive Paper Sheets (4) not shown in the picture!
Technical Specifications:
  • Material: Wood, Leather Strop
  • Dimensions Stropping Surface: L 216 x D 20 mm
  • Overall Length: L 370 mm
  • Weight: 80 grams
  • Origin: USA

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