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Maintain the razor-sharp edges of your carving tools with the Flexcut SlipStrop.
Thoughtfully designed for polishing and deburring those hard-to-reach areas on the inside of V-tools and gouges, the SlipStrop makes short work of polishing outside edges as well.
The SlipStrop includes a small bar of Flexcut Gold polishing compound and detailed instructions.
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® Flexcut is a registered trademark.™ SlipStrop and Flexcut Gold are trademarks.
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Comments about Flexcut SlipStrop:
I am new to printmaking and have recently got a few flexcut products. These do sharpen the cutting edge quite nicely without issue. I did watch a youtube video before trying it out. I wish the leather was of a slightly higher quality, but the product gets the job done.
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So Simple and Effective
from Teaticket, MA
As a linocut artist, I'm finally weeding out disposable Speedball blades, and buying high-quality gouges. I work with a lot of fine detail, so gouges are small and was concerned about ruining the edges. This little system works great. The two leather areas, rubbed with the gold compound work quickly and easily for frequent honing of gouges. The inverted v and u shapes de-burr the gouges nicely. Always a little daunted by proper sharpening technique with a stone, this is a simple and effective way to keep tools honed while working on lino. As others mentioned, it even worked on the Speedball gouges! Can't think of a downside other than this is a honing strop. At some point, proper sharpening will probably become necessary. However, I can see the Flexcut strop will extend time between sharpening quite a bit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Quickly Gives Tools Razor Edges!!
By Doodle Bean
from Boston, MA
I used this strop to give a large wood gouge and smaller lino-cutting blades razor edges. It was quick and easy because the instructions are clear and the strop has enough different ridges and grooves to accommodate a wide-variety of blades. It's not shown in the photo, but the other side of the strop has several concave grooves and a large flat leather area. Using both sides of this strop, I sharpened both sides of my blades. Also, the grit crayon is substantial and will obviously last a long time. I'm very glad I purchased this strop. It will save me money in blades while making my work easier. What a deal!!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Small town OK
I carve lino and my tools get dull quick. Someone mentioned using a strop halped lengthen the time between sharpens, and WOW were they right! I even use this on my disposable speedball tools so I dont always have to buy more! What it does: It takes off the little burs that happen after you sharpen your blades, but also as you carve. I strop it every 15 minutes or so, just a few times, and it truly does make a difference.
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