Electric knife sharpener

9:16 p.m. on July 28, 2015 (EDT)
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So I am sick of the intense labor of sharpening knives and not getting any results.  I have a very expensive Spyderco Triangle Sharpener that I have been trying to use and all I have gotten is carpel tunnel.  

So can anyone recommend a good electric sharpener that won't cost a bundle...

Thanks

Snakey 

12:01 p.m. on July 29, 2015 (EDT)
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Knife sharpening is an art that must be learned through practice (and a good tutor). I have yet to see a really good electric sharpener.

5:03 p.m. on July 29, 2015 (EDT)
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Please don't use an electric sharpener.  Pay the $5 to have it done if you don't have the time.  The barber/beautician will know a good sharpening service.  Even the vet/dog groomer will be able to tell you who does sharpening

Diamond hones work well while using less repetitions if you have hand/wrist issues but still want to DIY. 

9:40 a.m. on July 30, 2015 (EDT)
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Carbon steel knives are easy to sharpen by hand.

Get to know a butcher. They will sharpen knives for free.

 

1:45 p.m. on July 30, 2015 (EDT)
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if you own a spyderco knife, they have a complimentary sharpening service for straight edges.  all you pay is shipping.  same with Benchmade.  

high quality knife steel takes a while to sharpen, and to some extent, the longer you wait, the longer it takes.  

i'm also not aware of any electric sharpener that i would use on a quality outdoors/field knife.  plus, if you make a mistake with an electric sharpening, you could damage the edge a lot faster than if you are doing it by hand.  

it takes some time and trial/error, but i'm glad i spent the time learning how to sharpen by hand.  

10:54 p.m. on July 30, 2015 (EDT)
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Thanks guys...

No electric...  I did order a sharpening puck though.

9:24 a.m. on July 31, 2015 (EDT)
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For stainless steel an electric sharpener is fine. You just have to understand blade grinding, and maintain the right angle. It is very difficult to sharpen dull stainless without one.

1:16 p.m. on August 1, 2015 (EDT)
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Well this is a small camp hatchet made of stainless steel.  So ppine says an electric is fine, but I read online that a hatchet is ground different.  It does not seem to be much different though as it looks to be a 30 degree angle..not sure though.  I have yet to get the puck that I ordered, but they are supposed to be for sharpening axes and hatchets.  It is just a cheap hatchet that came dull as a campaign ad, so I really would like to sharpen it.   

2:18 p.m. on August 2, 2015 (EDT)
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I use a carbide blade shaper to get the angle you need. Then I used the work sharp to sharpen. It's like a tiny belt sander. 3 swipes on each side and it's like a razor. 

9:48 a.m. on August 3, 2015 (EDT)
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A mill file is all you need for any axe.

10:25 a.m. on August 3, 2015 (EDT)
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mudfoot74 said:

I use a carbide blade shaper to get the angle you need. Then I used the work sharp to sharpen. It's like a tiny belt sander. 3 swipes on each side and it's like a razor. 

Shaper?  Or do you mean sharpener?  In any event, what brands do you own?

2:07 p.m. on August 3, 2015 (EDT)
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Really a sharpener. I took the cutting out of a pull through sharpener and made my own adjustable sharpener. I use it to shape the the blade angle. Easier than a file. (Just lazy). 

I use a work sharp machine to do final edge. Axe or knife it will be super sharp. Tons of video on the work sharp on youtube. 

10:57 a.m. on August 4, 2015 (EDT)
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Well I got my Lanskey Puck and oil, and worked on the hatchet for over an hour and it is better, but still nowhere close to sharp.  At this point I am going just take it in to be sharpened.  Oh...that puck is a good way to cut the tip of your finger off.  If I continue to use it I am getting a pair of chainmail gloves...

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