Hand held mini buffer.

Fred Rowe

This works great on guards and blades alike.

Cut some square pieces from old blue jean material, stack them up and push a sharp scribe through the center to create a hole. Use a mandrel that screws together; insert the mandrel through the hole, insert the screw and tighten.

I find this set up to be much less dangerous than a large stationary buffer. Its great for guards; hold the guard in one hand with the buffer in the other. Its very easy to get into the finger groove and other tight places without the tendency to jerk the piece out of your hand.

When buffing blade surfaces, lock the blade in a vise and move the buffer. Its great for cleaning up the grooves at the plunge cuts.

If you have never used blue jean material to buff with you are in for a pleasant surprise.