How to Sharpen a Chisel

From dull to razor-sharp in 5 minutes or less

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Dust mask
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses

You'll also need a grinding wheel, a star wheel dresser, leather gloves and a sharpening stone.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Lubricating oil
  • Wet/dry sandpaper
  • Plate glass

Shopping List