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    Best Sharpening System for under 100?


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    I'm looking for a sharpening system that is under 100 and works well! thanks

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    Spyderco Sharpmaker all the way!

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    alaways worked great for me

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    I've been using the spyderco sharpmaker with great results. It has settings for the factory angles of my main users (30 and 40 degrees). I think I paid around $50 for it.

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    I have a sharpmaker, but I've never warmed up to it. I certainly don't get the results from it that I hear others getting.

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    Sharpmaker, paper wheels, belt sander. All have their place.
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    A traditional dual grit bench stone, your two hands, and practice practice practice! But the Sharpmaker is a very good system if your looking for that sort.


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    Spyderco ceramic stones, wet/dry sandpaper in different grits, leather strop and polishing compound. Practice a lot.

    I've gone through many sharpening gadgets, nothing is as versatile as freehand sharpening. I camp, hunt and hike a lot, most sharpening jigs are just too big and heavy to carry in the field, I just pack a strop and some sandpaper (sometimes a small diamond stone) and I'm all set.

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    Dmt aligner gets my vote. You wouldn't think so but I get these types of results every single time, with any steel, whittles hair effortlessly, and even bevels on both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23xdm3.8 View Post
    Dmt aligner gets my vote. You wouldn't think so but I get these types of results every single time, with any steel, whittles hair effortlessly, and even bevels on both sides
    Is there a model that you recommend?

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franciscomv View Post
    Spyderco ceramic stones, wet/dry sandpaper in different grits, leather strop and polishing compound. Practice a lot.

    I've gone through many sharpening gadgets, nothing is as versatile as freehand sharpening. I camp, hunt and hike a lot, most sharpening jigs are just too big and heavy to carry in the field, I just pack a strop and some sandpaper (sometimes a small diamond stone) and I'm all set.
    +1000

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    DMT Deluxe Aligner Kit, hands down. Or Sharpmaker for quick touch ups (not good for dull blades or reprofiling jobs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by newknife View Post
    Is there a model that you recommend?
    Get the DMT Deluxe Aligner Kit and get the Extra Extra Fine stone separately. http://www.knifeworks.com/dmtdeluxea...it4stones.aspx

    http://www.knifeworks.com/dmt4replac...extrafine.aspx

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    Wow dude, I had never even heard of that system. That seems like one hell of a value, I'll definitely pick one up! Thanks for the recommendation, 23xdm3.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manix2 View Post
    Wow dude, I had never even heard of that system. That seems like one hell of a value, I'll definitely pick one up! Thanks for the recommendation, 23xdm3.8.
    Make sure you get the one with all 4 stones. (and buy the extra extra fine that i've linked in my post above. It makes a huge difference)

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23xdm3.8 View Post
    Dmt aligner gets my vote. You wouldn't think so but I get these types of results every single time, with any steel, whittles hair effortlessly, and even bevels on both sides
    Impressive. I just ordered one today What is your final stone/grit to get such a polished edge?
    Last edited by wdtorque; 07-17-2012 at 12:05 PM. Reason: wrong word

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdtorque View Post
    Impressive. I just ordered one today What is your final stone/grit to get sure a polished edge?
    I'd like to see a demonstration video... looks like a great alternative to an edgepro. I can't get anything like that on a sharpmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23xdm3.8 View Post
    Dmt aligner gets my vote. You wouldn't think so but I get these types of results every single time, with any steel, whittles hair effortlessly, and even bevels on both sides
    That's a beaut!! Love how you brushed the blade and pivot bolt, looks like the liners too! How about a full pic of that beast it looks sweet, not to mention that awesome mirrored edge you attained...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Dweller View Post
    That's a beaut!! Love how you brushed the blade and pivot bolt, looks like the liners too! How about a full pic of that beast it looks sweet, not to mention that awesome mirrored edge you attained...
    +1. Sorry to bug you with this, I was actually going to PM you, but I'd love to see some more pics of this knife because I've actually been wanting to pick up a Blem ZT 0300 and do this to the blade and pivot and possibly do some other sorts of mods on it. Make it a project knife. This makes me want to do it even more

    As for the sharpening system, I'd try to find a well priced used Edge Pro Apex and just spring a little more cash if needed. I started out with this same type of question and ultimately I ended up with about a $400 Wicked Edge system setup LOL

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