Question about Rods for Sharpmaker

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Centuriator, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 7, 2020
    I'd be interested in hearing from Spyderco Sharpmaker users what they think of these Syperdo Diamond Rods.

    Thanks.

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  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    They are very useful for reprofiling.
     
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  3. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 7, 2020
    I'm new to this, so I should not use them to get a great edge on a rather dull blade?

    I have a few bayos that need some serious work.
     
  4. tommytman

    tommytman Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 12, 2019
    They work well. I have them. I’m not an expert sharpener.
    I find it easiest to use the edges of the triangles to sharpen, I find it difficult to keep a perfect angle using the flats of the stones.
    With that in mind the diamond is the only way to remove metal at any reasonable rate with the stone edges.
     
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  5. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    You’ll need diamonds to sharpen steels like s110v or s90v.

    CAN you sharpen super steels without them? Yeah... I can also walk to work instead of driving, but it’s 30 miles away.
     
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  6. tommytman

    tommytman Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 12, 2019
    I’ve been intrigued by the work sharp wit the blade grind attachment. I think I may get this instead of anything else
     
  7. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 7, 2020
    Next question:

    What's the difference between the Boron Nitride rods and the Diamond rods?
     
  8. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    They serve the same purpose. Sal has said that the boron “adheres better to the plating” so I guess easier to manufacture.

    In short, go with what’s cheaper I guess.
     
  9. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 7, 2020
    Thanks guys.
     
  10. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    I've got both and they're the same price.
    I suspect "adheres better to the plating" might mean it doesn't dislodge as easily during sharpening.
    As for performance, I can't tell a difference between them. They both do well.
     
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  11. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Ditto. I bought both the Diamond and Boron Nitride rods expecting a difference. There isn't.
     

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