Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

When is professional sharpening needed?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • When is professional sharpening needed?

    Not that often, you should learn to maintain your own tools.

    Use a professional:
    When you are unable to restore the cutting action of a tool at home.
    V-tools should be re-ground at least once a year by someone who really knows what they are doing.

    Knives can benifit from regrinding when they become rounded from stropping and hand-sharpening.

    If a tool isn't enjoyable to carve with, a professional tuneup is recommended.

  • #2
    Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

    Okay....a real dumb question. How do you sharpen a knife with a serrated edge on it. Now mind you this is not my carving knife, but the one I carry for cutting stuff around the house. To date I have been sticking it in the power can opener/sharpener, but the results are less than pretty. When I first got it I cut myself all the time with it, and now I am lucky if I can get a cheap thrill out of it. :-/

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

      Rick, try this site for a fair explaination.

      http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecent...n/instser.html

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

        Would you recommend using a belt sander to speed up the sharpening process?

        I seemed to take a long time to sharpen and strop my tools and was looking for a faster method.

        Thanks,
        Jim

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

          I use an oil stone and a strop. I have one of those Sears sharpeners, but never got the hang of it, so back to the manual way. I strop often and don't spend a lot of time on the stone as a result. I do however know that some of my gouges probably need the factory angle modified for better cutting, but never tried it for fear of runing them.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

            Thanks for the link Rick. That shed some light on the matter. Bottom line for me is that I will just keep my old schrade in my pocket and throw the serrated knife in my tool box. I can't see taking the time to hone each groove. I can get a better blade on the schrade without all the time. That also opens up a whole set of questions on the set of serrated kitchen knives we got as a present last year. The wife is always complaining about how dull they have gotten. Maybe time for some good old fashion knives.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

              Jim,
              For me, power sharpening is the only way to go.
              I have never use a belt sander for that purpose, but I don't see why you couldn't.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: When is professional sharpening needed?

                Rick...a round ceramic rod does a pretty good job on a serrate edge.

                Comment

                Unconfigured Ad Widget

                Collapse

                Latest Topics

                Collapse

                • NC Scroller
                  Reply to New PC keyboard has an error
                  by NC Scroller
                  Only our riend Jim....😂😂😂
                  Today, 06:24 AM
                • jim_mex
                  Reply to New tools
                  by jim_mex
                  Hi Rhys - I did finally get the center stand for the bike a couple of weeks back after it was stuck in customs for almost a month. Still have to put it on. The paddock stand will help me do this - Lol!

                  Of course you are correct in that the center stand does a similar job but the advantage...
                  Yesterday, 11:14 PM
                • Hobbyhorse
                  Reply to New tools
                  by Hobbyhorse
                  Did you ever get the centre stand for the bike? A paddock stand does the same thing finally, I guess.
                  Yesterday, 11:03 PM
                • Hobbyhorse
                  Reply to Home remodeling completed !!!
                  by Hobbyhorse
                  Brilliant stuff Jim. Congratulations on the layout and the workmanship, but most of all enjoy it.
                  Yesterday, 10:58 PM
                • KarlB
                  Reply to Home remodeling completed !!!
                  by KarlB
                  Very nice Jim. You have a very contemporary look now! Since I do cabinet, Entertainment centers, etc. for my work I see a lot of the same looks being done here in Naples. (i.e. large porcelain tiles, lighted dropped ceiling)

                  I do like your use of the space in the door way for additional...
                  Yesterday, 09:41 PM
                Working...
                X