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Old 06-21-03, 08:58 AM
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Hi Just found this interesting forum; What sharpening tools work the best for sharpening knives? Thanks
Old 06-21-03, 07:29 PM
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Hello docux. Welcome to our Do-It-Yourself Web Site and my Sharpening forum.

Straight blade kitchen knives and almost every other type of knife can be well sharpened on the belt sander using a fine grit belt.

Lots of practice, patients and a few well used kitchen knives to work on that won't be missed if the practice sessions do not go well first time will do fine.

There is a whole host of knife sharpening machines available. Each claims to do the job better, sharpen every type of knife made and have you thinking it's a easy task.

For the casual user, do it yourself person, I do not suggest spending a large sum of money for a high end professional machine. I prefer to suggest using a belt sander, wet wheel grinding stones.

Honing the blades edge will also be required. I used honing disks on a rotating wheel but almost any type of very fine honing paper or honing stones, belt will do fine.

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I have been looking myself for a while as well. I have the wheels for my bench grinder already. I was just wondering if a belt driven sharpener would work better? Or does the Tormek work better than both?

I have been trying to find a system that I can sharpen my hunting knifes, and producs an edge that will last.

Old 10-10-06, 11:05 AM
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I have a kit made by Spyderco that I like. I paid about $70 at a cutlery store, then saw it a couple months later in a Brigade Quartmaster catalog for $45.
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I bought a Smith's "Knife and Scissors Sharpener" about a year ago at Home Depot for less than $10. It's a hand held devise. I've used it mostly to sharpen my pocket knife and scissors. Works good enough that I'll buy another when it wears out.
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As an ole butcher, forget all those powered tools, they get the knife too hot, and get yourself a good Arkansas whet stone and go to the following site for the angles.
Have a nice day. Geo
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I like my kit because I don't have to worry about the angles, I just have to hold the knife vertically.

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