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    Would you go edge pro or lansky?

    Just like the title says would you go edge pro or lansky?

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    If you are speaking of knife sharpeners I personally don't use either. I use an old school stone....either Arkansas or Norton India Stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    If you are speaking of knife sharpeners I personally don't use either. I use an old school stone....either Arkansas or Norton India Stone.
    I find that I can get a finer edge with them as opposed to other methods.
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    I'm a fan of the spyderco sharpmaker. Fantastic item!

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmgopher View Post
    I'm a fan of the spyderco sharpmaker. Fantastic item!
    Is it hard to keep a consistent angle?

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    I've had a Lansky kit for quite a while. It does a fine job. I really only use it for repairing a damaged blade or cutting a new bevel on a new blade as it is fairly cumbersome to set up and use. I use a cheap Harbor Freight four sided diamond "stone" for my daily maintenance tasks.

    I have not used the Edge Pro so I can't speak of it, but It would have to be much easier to set up and be of extremely high quality before I would spend that kind of money when the Lansky is so affordable.

    Now that I have shown my frugal side, I am going to purchase the Wicked Edge Pro system in the near future. It is extremely pricey but it is easily set up and of extremely high quality.
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    Jason, what are you sharpening? High-end chef's knives, mid-grade bushcraft knives, budget machetes or lawn mower blades? I've got Lansky, Spyderco, Buck (Honemaster), Smith's, etc., etc. My experience is that different systems & abrasives work better for different cutting requirements.

    And, to answer your question, the Spyderco is easy & effective to use.
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    I hesitated, debated and waited and thought some more - then I finally bit the bullet and got a spyderco sharp maker, just do it - it is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Jason, what are you sharpening? High-end chef's knives, mid-grade bushcraft knives, budget machetes or lawn mower blades? I've got Lansky, Spyderco, Buck (Honemaster), Smith's, etc., etc. My experience is that different systems & abrasives work better for different cutting requirements.

    And, to answer your question, the Spyderco is easy & effective to use.
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    Then take a look at the Spyderco Sharpmaker. It's now my go-to, general use knife sharpener. Economically priced, fast set-up. It won't magically turn chicken crap into chicken salad, but it gets used more than the fancier systems I have.
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    go to walmart and get one of the 3.00 dollar smith's sharpeners.... they are great for throwing in a pack, in a drawer or even a pocket. With regular maintenance they will keep any knife super sharp. I use it on my EDC knives, kitchen knives, hunting knives and limbing machete as well. For a high end sharpener, the spyderco is a great sharpener.
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    You are comparing apples to oranges. Edge Pro $250 +; Lansky, $50 + ?? Different systems................

    Look at Wicked Edge too if you're dropping $200 +.

    I'd like a Edge Pro or WE, but am looking at a Sharpmaker right now.

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    I've used the Lansky system for about ten years now and it has worked pretty well but I do have some problems with it.

    1. You can only sharpen a small section of blade at a time. the system requires you to move the clamp in order to maintain the same angle. So, good for small blades, not so much for larger.

    2. The metal guide rods are made of aluminum which tends to get bent easily, In fact, I initially had to straighten mine by hand so they would maintain a consistent angle. This is a real problem and can run from difficult to impossible depending on your knowledge, time , resources, and ingenuity.

    3. the stones wear over time so mine now are dished and need flattening or replacing; that's probably going to be true of any stone-based system.

    If I were buying a Lansky now I would not consider anything other than diamond stones.
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    If you buy the Lansky (which works quite well) then get the Diamond Hone kit and use Very Little pressure. Almost just the weight of the hones.
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    I use the WORKSHARP and I am very happy with it.

    It's so easy that it's breezy to sharpen knives.

    One thing though - until you use it a bit you might need to remake your knife point...which is no big deal at all but, I am just making you aware of that fact.

    Once you sharpen a few knives that will no longer be an issue.

    Basically it is SO EASY to get a hair popping edge that you could train a chimpanzee to do it.

    I bought mine on Ebay and I think I bought mine back then for $50.00 Buy It Now and a reasonable shipping charge - $6.00 or thereabouts.

    There are more than a few YouTube Videos on it but, here is a decent and fairly short one.

    I have a Lansky Diamond and I always liked it but, I have not used it since I bought the WORKSHARP.

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