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Posted: 10/18/2016 2:29:45 PM EDT
Had a gift card at Bass Pro and instead of getting a knife a grabbed the combo kit. Any tips of suggestions? I experimented with our beat up kitchen knifes first before trying out better stock.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 9:38:28 PM EDT
I picked up one a few months back but haven't gotten to use it all that much.

I did run my kitchen knives (1095 Old Hickory's) on it. They came out sharper than ever but I still don't have them where I want them.

Watch the video and experiment a little. It will happen in time.
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 10:52:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nipster74:
I picked up one a few months back but haven't gotten to use it all that much.

I did run my kitchen knives (1095 Old Hickory's) on it. They came out sharper than ever but I still don't have them where I want them.

Watch the video and experiment a little. It will happen in time.
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I think my dad has used it as much as I have, after a little practice all my knives have been sharper than ever, and only my EDC knife ever gets a few moments of time anymore
Link Posted: 10/18/2016 11:01:29 PM EDT
I'll have to watch the video because I just jumped into it after reading the directions.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2016 8:39:56 PM EDT
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I think my dad has used it as much as I have, after a little practice all my knives have been sharper than ever, and only my EDC knife ever gets a few moments of time anymore
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Originally Posted By nipster74:
I picked up one a few months back but haven't gotten to use it all that much.

I did run my kitchen knives (1095 Old Hickory's) on it. They came out sharper than ever but I still don't have them where I want them.

Watch the video and experiment a little. It will happen in time.


I think my dad has used it as much as I have, after a little practice all my knives have been sharper than ever, and only my EDC knife ever gets a few moments of time anymore

The video doesn't give any "more" info than the directions but it does visualize the directions.

Plus the guide chart helps out a lot.
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 9:09:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nipster74:

The video doesn't give any "more" info than the directions but it does visualize the directions.

Plus the guide chart helps out a lot.
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Originally Posted By Freakinout:
Originally Posted By nipster74:
I picked up one a few months back but haven't gotten to use it all that much.

I did run my kitchen knives (1095 Old Hickory's) on it. They came out sharper than ever but I still don't have them where I want them.

Watch the video and experiment a little. It will happen in time.


I think my dad has used it as much as I have, after a little practice all my knives have been sharper than ever, and only my EDC knife ever gets a few moments of time anymore

The video doesn't give any "more" info than the directions but it does visualize the directions.

Plus the guide chart helps out a lot.


I think some of the youtube videos I watched before getting it helped some, mostly just helped me be more efficient from the get-go
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 11:02:25 PM EDT
It has a tendency to pull the knife down when the tip comes past the guide. It is super easy and quick and makes a good edge. Use some junkers first for practice.

Dont lay into the tip- let up the trigger when you get close to the tip so you dont round it off.

Once its sharp it seems as tbougb you can strop it with the extremely fine belt. I like mine a lot but its easy to get carried awaym take it slow and dont use the really rough belts just to touch up an edge.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 12:00:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 5:06:13 PM EDT
Mine only has one speed and came with two identical belts. I'll have to see if there are other belts at Bass Pro that I can swap out. After wathing the video I got much better results than when I first started.

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Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:27:26 PM EDT
I know cabelas sells belt kits. Probably cheaper on amazon. I need a new set of belts myself after I reprofiled a spyderco I had laying around.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 6:27:38 PM EDT
Will this type of sharpener work on scandi grinds? Or does a scandi require a different typed of sharpening method?

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Link Posted: 10/22/2016 6:36:24 PM EDT
1. Turn it off when the blade tip is halfway across the belt. If you pull the blade tip all the way across the belt it can round the tip.

2. Get an assorted pack of belts and a leather strop belt on amazon.

3. Become obsessed with making every edged object in the house able to shave your arm!
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:57:11 PM EDT
LOL I would but the kids abuse the shit out of the kitchen tossing them in the sink and dumping dishes on them.

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