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Posted on Sharpening system advice...final tweak to my setup?

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Manitario

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 06:11 PM

I’ve used a bunch of different sharpening setups too and took a couple years to find something that I like ie. consistent and easy. Have a Tormek, gives great results but takes too much time. Used diamond stones for awhile too, and still have the coarse stone set up for the occasional edge that is chipped. Otherwise I just use 3 waterstones:
https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/blade-sharpening/blade-sharpening-ohishi-waterstones-?node=4203

They just need a spritz of water before using so are always ready to go, without the mess of soaking, and I find that they’re quicker and give a finer edge compared to the diamond stones. I have 1000/4000/8000 grit. Unless I’ve been really hard on a blade and taken too long b/t sharpenings, most blades I can sharpen with this setup in under a minute.

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