How to Sharpen a Chisel

From dull to razor sharp in 10 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