If you are a beginner, the following links from our beginner site, Common Woodworking, may be useful to you:
- The Router Plane Guide – This is a general guide which covers what the tool is and the names of the parts
- Buying a Router Plane – This guide recommends what to look for when buying a plane and the best place to buy from
- Using a Router Plane – This guide shows you how to use your plane
- Sharpening a Router Plane – This guide will show you the basics of setting up your plane for use and how to maintain and sharpen it
Sharpening the Router Plane
The Router Blade Bevel
How do I use a router plane?
What are the uses of a router plane?
How do I avoid tear-out when using the router?
You do have to make sure there is no micro bevel on the underside/free angle of the blade. Make sure to work your way down incrementally, very gradually, and take grain direction into consideration.
How do I fit a wooden sole?
Why are there pointed router blades?
How do I sharpen pointed blades?
There is no easy way to sharpen a pointer router bit. If you have them, you could use a small diamond paddle, otherwise make some small sandpaper ones such as used in the knife sharpening video here, and clamp the cutter in a vice to get at it. You could still polish out the bottom on diamond stones as in the other cutter.