Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm busy with work, young children and other hobbies and I don't have a lot of free time to sit around and sharpen my knives. I'm trying to come up with a plan to make the sharpening easier and faster.I currently own the KME system with standard stones and a Spyderco Sharpmaker with the standard stones. I also have a knivesplus strop block although everytime I strop it seems I dull the blade rather than sharpen it. Most of my knives 70% are Spydercos with a factory edges or sharpened with KME set to factory edges. The other part of my collection are several Benchmades, a couple ZT's and a bunch of Kershaws that rarely get any pocket time. I work in an office environment so very few of my knives get hard use, other than a few fixed blades for outdoor activities. In the past I've tried to document what angles each of my folders have been sharpened to on the KME. My ultimate goal is to set all my Spydercos at one angle, BM and others at either the same or other angles on the KME and touch them up on the Sharpmaker. I know you can flip the KME around to go below the 17 DPS. So, recommendations? Should I sharpen everything at a 17 DPS on the KME or flip it to do 15 DPS and touch up with the 30 degree setting on SM? If I stay at 17 DPS what setting and rods should I use to touch up? I'd rather not spend any more money on sharpening equipment at the moment and I think I can get everything hair popping with what I have. The more I ponder this the more I'm overthinking it, and I know it's pretty simple. So, what is my best option to save headache and time?