Flexcut Slip Strop and Compound
The Flexcut Slip Strop is an economical way for maintaining your tools razor edge. It has been specially molded to allow for polishing and deburring the hard to reach areas on the inside of V-tools and gouges as well as the outside edge bevel. Either side of the strop can be used. Each Slip Strop Kit includes a mini-bar of Flexcut Gold polishing compound and detailed instructions.
When should I strop?
Stropping your tools is absolutely necessary to keep them in fine working condition. Sharpening your tools should be kept to a minimum and normally required only if the edge has been damaged. Yes, tools will eventually have to be sharpened with an abrasive to refresh the original edge but only when absolutely necessary. Stropping, on the other hand, should be done frequently. Similarly, a slip strop is ideal for stropping the inner channels of your tools.
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Leather Strops and Compounds, Flexcut Slip Strop and CompoundLeather Strop by Chipping Away Made in our Shop This strop is made right in our Chipping Away shop. We mount Heavy Duty premium leather on both sides of a hard-board paddle. Other manufactures sell strops that are made with very thin leather strips. We use 10 oz cowhide leather which is about the same thickness as good quality leather belt (1/8" or more)... consequently, it really is Heavy Duty. Leather itself measures 7" X 2" and overall length including the handle is 12".CA $20.95
Flexcut Slip Strop and CompoundRED COMPOUND: We have added more 'grease' to the binding agent which makes the compound more pliable and easier to work into your leather strop and the Flexcut Slip Strop. By applying a coat of RED "first", you will find that the Green and/or Gold Compounds will adhere to your strop easier. It is not as abrasive as other compounds, but will give your tools that final 'mirror like' finish. Our 6oz bar will last quite a while!CA $8.90