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

                • keystonecop
                  Had to post this just for Rolf.
                  by keystonecop
                  117 puzzles have had their first bath in watco natural oil. My yearly order from the store that buys from me.
                  No I do not eat that much mayo....
                  You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                  This gallery has 1 photos.
                  Today, 05:32 PM
                • Rolf
                  Excalibur 21 repair #2
                  by Rolf
                  I just finished rebuilding my friends 2nd EX 21, This one was in much better shape than the first. No rusty bearings this time but I re-greased them anyway.
                  I adjusted the front back motion and and the blade is also at 90 degrees to the table when using the locating pin.

                  I used...
                  Today, 02:44 PM
                • Bill Wilson
                  Reply to Recommendations anyone?
                  by Bill Wilson
                  If it means the difference between cutting something and doing nothing, then go for it. It might not be the choice of most of us, but we aren't working under the same constraints as you. Hope it works out for you. Looking forward to a review, once you get a few miles on it.
                  Yesterday, 02:42 PM
                • old fa_t
                  Reply to Recommendations anyone?
                  by old fa_t
                  After totally over-thinking this, I have decided to go ahead with the Micro Mark Saw. It will enable me to do everything I can imagine in my limited space and budget.
                  I thank everyone for offering advice, and I look forward to receiving more. As soon as I get it and set it up, I will post pictures...
                  Yesterday, 07:37 AM
                • will8989
                  Reply to Need any wood?
                  by will8989
                  Figured it out. The photos were Live and I had to edit them. As you can see, we were quite lucky they didn’t come crashing down in a storm. The last picture was a 2 trunk tree. My son already split a truck load today.

                  Next project, the roofer next week. Yippee....
                  04-20-2021, 08:56 PM
                Working...
                X