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Why hire a chisel sharpening expert through Airtasker?

A blunt chisel can result in a poor job. Also, it could lead to wasted time when doing woodworking tasks. Hire a chisel sharpening service on Airtasker so you can spend less time sharpening your tools and more time on the tasks you enjoy. Booking a chisel sharpening service is not only easy but reasonably priced.

Our platform offers an efficient way to collect and compare quotes from chisel sharpening services near you. Skip the trouble of contacting chisel sharpening services one by one. On Airtasker, all it takes is posting a task to connect to several specialists. Further, Taskers are rated and reviewed by past customers, so you can hire people with proven experience.

What’s more, Airtasker helps you find flexible rates and services according to your needs. Taskers can sharpen one – or twenty – of your tools! Whatever you need, let us know and we’ll connect you to Taskers up for the job. Post a task now to get free quotes from chisel sharpening services near you.

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Top Chisel Sharpening related questions

Why do brand-new chisels need sharpening?

Brand-new chisels are often not sharp and ready to use. During production, chisels go through an elementary grinding, resulting in a bevelled edge. A specialist will have to properly sharpen the blade. Factory-condition chisels have angles of 25 degrees. Your Tasker will have to sharpen it to around 30 degrees for an optimum cutting edge.

What are the different ways to sharpen a chisel?

Chisel sharpening can be done by hand or with a jig. Other sharpening tools include waterstones, oilstones, and diamond stones. Many people use a honing guide when sharpening a chisel. A honing guide is a contraption that holds the chisel at the optimum cutting angle. More experienced people can go by feel.

What’s the procedure for a chisel sharpening service?

Taskers can sharpen your chisel in your home or in their own workshop. For mobile chisel sharpening services, you can schedule your appointment and have your Tasker come to you. They may bring their sharpening tools with them. As another option, you can post your chisel to your Tasker’s location. Afterwards, your Tasker can send back your re-sharpened tool.

Am I allowed to send sharp objects by post?

Yes, you can send sharp objects by post. So you can feel free to post your chisel to your Tasker for sharpening. The Royal Mail website says you can post sharp objects as long as you pack them properly so they don’t pierce through the outer packaging. To package your chisel, you may need heavy cardboard, cushioning material, and a padded envelope. However, you are not allowed to post exclusive knives banned by country laws.

Can Taskers sharpen any type of chisel?

Taskers offer various services from standard wood chisel sharpening to more specialised tasks. Special chisels, such as cabinet makers chisels, may require additional expertise. Still, whatever type of chisel you have, feel free to put up your request. Once you get offers, you can check Taskers’ ratings and reviews to ensure they have the experience for your specific sharpening needs.  

How long do chisel sharpening services take?

Chisel sharpening can take a few minutes or hours depending on the complexity of the task. You can have your sharpened chisel within the day if your Tasker does the service in your home or workplace. On the other hand, chisel sharpening services may take a few days if you post your chisel to your Tasker.

What do chisel sharpening services include?

Chisel sharpening services can sharpen your chisel on-site or in a workshop. For the latter option, your Tasker can collect your chisel or receive it by post. On Airtasker, you get to choose which option is most convenient for you.

A chisel is more than a useful tool for prying open cans of paint. Properly sharpened chisels also make handy woodworking tools. Whether you’re a carpenter or DIY person, Taskers can sharpen your chisels to fulfil their intended purpose. The sharpening process varies depending on the Tasker and your type of tool, but here’s what the procedure may look like.

Inserting the chisel into the honing guide

Your specialist uses a honing guide to set the correct angle of bevel for the chisel. This step ensures the chisel is sharpened to the optimum cutting angle. For example, brand-new chisels are not sharp and have a cutting angle of around 25º. Your specialist would use a honing guide to sharpen these new chisels to 30º. More experienced specialists can sharpen a chisel to the correct angle by eye, without using a honing guide.

Using oil on the sharpening stone

Chisel sharpening with stone requires keeping the stone steady and using oil. Some Taskers may use a vice to hold a stone in place. Specialists apply oil on a sharpening stone to dispel frictional heat and ensure smooth sharpening action.

Sharpening the chisel

To start sharpening the chisel, your specialist uses the heavy grit side of the sharpening stone. Afterwards, the specialist turns over the stone to the fine grit once the chisel is filed down to the correct angle. With steady and consistent motion, the specialist can achieve a clean and sharp edge on the chisel blade.

Removing the burr

Sharpening creates a raised edge or fine wire on the blade called a burr. Your specialist may use various methods to remove a burr. One way to get rid of the burr is passing the chisel blade against the stone. The specialist may also use a piece of scrap wood to de-burr a chisel.

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Airtasker connects you to other Taskers who can help with your construction, home improvement, and DIY needs. Request sharpening services for other tools, such as garden tools, saw blades, lawnmower blades. Or hire the services of trusted electricians, plumbers, and tradesmen through our platform. If you need help assembling furniture, Taskers can help out as well!