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Best Sharpening System for under 100?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by celticpride2133, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. celticpride2133

    celticpride2133

    183
    Jan 30, 2012
    I'm looking for a sharpening system that is under 100 and works well! thanks
     
  2. Dunny153

    Dunny153

    179
    Sep 22, 2011
    Spyderco Sharpmaker all the way!
     
  3. mantzao

    mantzao

    Jun 16, 2011
    [video=youtube;GOxPjpztXwI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxPjpztXwI&feature=plcp[/video]

    alaways worked great for me :)
     
  4. Tylerxp

    Tylerxp

    169
    Jul 10, 2012
    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.
     
  5. newknife

    newknife

    588
    Jul 6, 2008
    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.
     
  6. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    Sharpmaker, paper wheels, belt sander. All have their place.
     
  7. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    A traditional dual grit bench stone, your two hands, and practice practice practice! :D But the Sharpmaker is a very good system if your looking for that sort. :)
     
  8. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv

    Feb 7, 2005
    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.
     
  9. 23xdm3.8

    23xdm3.8

    863
    Apr 18, 2011
    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
    [​IMG]
     
  10. newknife

    newknife

    588
    Jul 6, 2008
    Is there a model that you recommend?
     
  11. newknife

    newknife

    588
    Jul 6, 2008
    double post
     
  12. mkjellgren

    mkjellgren

    Nov 1, 2005
    +1000
     
  13. Outdoors Fanatic

    Outdoors Fanatic

    Sep 6, 2007
    DMT Deluxe Aligner Kit, hands down. Or Sharpmaker for quick touch ups (not good for dull blades or reprofiling jobs).
     
  14. Outdoors Fanatic

    Outdoors Fanatic

    Sep 6, 2007
  15. Manix2

    Manix2

    69
    Jul 10, 2012
    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.
     
  16. Outdoors Fanatic

    Outdoors Fanatic

    Sep 6, 2007
    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!
     
  17. wdtorque

    wdtorque

    May 29, 2010
    Impressive. I just ordered one today What is your final stone/grit to get such a polished edge?
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  18. .Keens

    .Keens

    60
    Sep 4, 2011
    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.
     
  19. Urban Dweller

    Urban Dweller

    149
    Jun 5, 2012
    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...
     
  20. A.Dragg

    A.Dragg

    304
    May 29, 2012
    +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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