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Smith's Electric Knife Sharpener

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ThunderThighs


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Wait, wooters with nothing to say?



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robmaeder


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ThunderThighs wrote:Wait, wooters with nothing to say?



We're not the sharpest...

Kogur


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Kogur

Isn't 35 degrees kinda blunt? I'm used to 22 degrees and even 16 degrees on my shuns.

ThunderThighs


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robmaeder wrote:We're not the sharpest...



*snort*



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amo0000


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The angle is a COMBINED 35% = 17.5% each side - very confusing. Went to Smith's website to find it: http://www.smithsproducts.com/products/product.asp?id=95&cid=32. I like Smith's products - got 3 manual sharpeners. This is a good price for an electric. Definite consideration.

norsloperes


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will this work on a machete?

jameshaddow


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I JUST USE A ROCK THAT I FOUND IN THE WOODS TO SHARPEN MY KNIVES. MUCH CHEAPER, FREE SHIPPING. ALSO DOUBLES AS A HAMMER.

carlossuarez


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jameshaddow wrote:I JUST USE A ROCK THAT I FOUND IN THE WOODS TO SHARPEN MY KNIVES. MUCH CHEAPER, FREE SHIPPING. ALSO DOUBLES AS A HAMMER.



Interested in your rock!.. will it work on my Mac? :-)

JimFett


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carlossuarez wrote:Interested in your rock!.. will it work on my Mac? :-)



Rocks work very well on Macs.

Broovis


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I owned one of these and would warn anyone to steer clear of it! It works for a short while, but then gradually RUINS your knives! I now have a (once) nice set of J.A. Henckels with no edges. Save your knives...avoid Smith sharpeners!

bowlingb


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norsloperes wrote:will this work on a machete?



No. The sharpening angle for knives is different than what you want for wood cutting tools like axes and machetes. If you sharpen a machete at this angle it will get stuck every time you take a swing. Smith makes a manual sharpener that has the correct angle for axes and machetes.
http://www.amazon.com/Smiths-50118-Axe-Machete-Sharpener/dp/B007Y15LDE

cykage


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Will this work for small sports knives? Looks like a small blade wouldn't fit, and end up only sharpening part of the blade

ThunderThighs


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JimFett wrote:Rocks work very well on Macs.


ROFL.



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jedinc


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ThunderThighs wrote:ROFL.


TO The "FOUNTAIN of ALL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING WOOT"
What praytell is "ROFL"???

Thanks

andyoda3000


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jedinc wrote:TO The "FOUNTAIN of ALL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING WOOT"
What praytell is "ROFL"???

Thanks



That would be "Rolling On Floor Laughing"

o0sickboy0o


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jedinc wrote:TO The "FOUNTAIN of ALL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING WOOT"
What praytell is "ROFL"???

Thanks



roll on floor laughing

ssratracer


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I've given up on electric sharpeners. They're one trick ponies that stick you with whatever "universal" angle they're set at, which is not designed for all tasks or metal compositions.
Took the plunge on a Edge Pro Apex sharpening system, and haven't looked back.

photoshopper


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Will this work for small sports knives? Looks like a small blade wouldn't fit, and end up only sharpening part of the blade

Outdoor knives are usually sharpened at around 45 - 50 degrees (combined) due to the rougher use they normally get.

jrembold


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Anyone know if it'd be able to sharpen this: http://www.harborfreight.com/18-machete-with-serrated-blade-69910.html

jrembold

MADJEDDAI


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What are you doing Sellout.Woot? I don't read your write-ups because I want to learn!

colinchout


quality posts: 4 Private Messages colinchout

Will this work for my Shuns knives ?
Anyone know ?

MrWizard1923


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jedinc wrote:
TO The "FOUNTAIN of ALL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING WOOT"
What praytell is "ROFL"???

Thanks


andyoda3000 wrote:That would be "Rolling On Floor Laughing"



Usually followed by MAO - you'll have to figure that out for yourself.

isara


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colinchout wrote:Will this work for my Shuns knives ?
Anyone know ?



Shun is a 16-degree edge. This is, I think, a 22.5-degree edge (each side. 45 degree total). I wouldn't trust this on my Shuns....

AFewBricksShy


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colinchout wrote:Will this work for my Shuns knives ?
Anyone know ?



The Shun knives are far too valuable to use an electric sharpener on.

Watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRUYAgrsoLw

An electric sharpener is okay for the cheap butcher block knives, but I wouldn't use it for anything valuable.

soshshops


quality posts: 2 Private Messages soshshops

I have one of these and it works wonderfully. You DO NOT use this on a frequent basis. If you do, it will wear down the edge. I limit it to once every 4-5 months in general or as needed with my favorite knives still no more than every 3 mos. You need to use your steel for every day tuning.

ramsespride


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Kogur wrote:Isn't 35 degrees kinda blunt? I'm used to 22 degrees and even 16 degrees on my shuns.



Ummm.... The higher the angle, the Sharper the blade. Not the other way around. Razor blades and xacto knives typically have angles of about 35 degrees. Machetes and other large slashing blades around 20 degrees. I actually would want a kitchen knife sharpened to 35 degrees. The higher the angle, the thinner the edge which means it will get duller quicker. The best way to sharpen knives is manually. Look into some diamond bench stones from DMT.

pcharouz


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Sorry but, What The Hay??!?!?

Firstly, lower angle means lower angle, simple as that, you talk about manual sharpening and dmt stones but dont know this?

Secondly, its highly debated wether a thicker (higher angled) edge will actually last longer, since it is less sharp, and requires more force, therefore deforms more under the pressure

ramsespride wrote:Ummm.... The higher the angle, the Sharper the blade. Not the other way around. Razor blades and xacto knives typically have angles of about 35 degrees. Machetes and other large slashing blades around 20 degrees. I actually would want a kitchen knife sharpened to 35 degrees. The higher the angle, the thinner the edge which means it will get duller quicker. The best way to sharpen knives is manually. Look into some diamond bench stones from DMT.



tdegaetano


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Kogur wrote:Isn't 35 degrees kinda blunt? I'm used to 22 degrees and even 16 degrees on my shuns.



If you know your Shun's are 16-22 degrees, you are not the type to resort to a "machine'to hone an edge.I do however have knife clueless family for whom i am constantly sharpening knives. Guess what they get for their birthdays!!!