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Can anyone recommend a knife sharpening machine that really does the job for a taxidermy shop?
 
Posts: 18 | Location: salmon id | Registered: 01 March 2019Reply With Quote
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Here is what I use. Indestructable, accurate and uses standard stones.
https://ezesharp.com.au/produc...ory/blade-sharpener/
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https://www.worksharptools.com...nife-tool-sharpener/

Check out all the reviews on youtube on this. Quick and easy to get sharp.


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I sharpen professionally (yes, I have a full service shop) and recommend either using a professional in the business or spending the big bucks on the commercial grade Chef's Choice machine. It is expensive. Do not waste your money on anything less.
Then you also need to learn how to properly hone and deburr your blades.


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I found 2 Chief’s choice commercial sharpeners on Amazon. Which model do you recommend?
 
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what kind of edge do you want?
a v edge, a convex edge or a hollow grind?
In many opinions on the matter, the convex is best then the V then the hollow grind. Once you know what edge you want then the options become clearer.


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I found 2 Chief’s choice commercial sharpeners on Amazon. Which model do you recommend?


I use the 2100 model. When the grinding wheels wear out you only need to buy a new cartridge.


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Posts: 27099 | Location: Where tech companies are trying to control you and brainwash you. | Registered: 29 April 2005Reply With Quote
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i've got the chefs choice 15XV in the kitchen and the Ken Onion in the shop.
 
Posts: 1212 | Location: south of austin texas | Registered: 25 November 2011Reply With Quote
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Work Sharp is what we use for our skinners in our hunting camps. The belts don't last long, but they are relatively inexpensive. If I could find something like a Chef's Choice for moderate volume I would use it.

But before we bought the Work Sharps, our guys were using concrete and water. So....


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10-4 on the belts. i use mostly the coarse grit ones to avoid an all day knife sharpening. they DO wear out fast. i buy about 20 at a time.
 
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I use a worksharp Ken onion as well. I think the edge they put on a knife lasts longer.
 
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I use a worksharp Ken onion as well. I think the edge they put on a knife lasts longer.


The Ken Onion can put a convex edge on that does last longer than a V edge or a hollow grind edge (Not talking about the blade profile, just the edge)


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I recently had a knee replacement so had a month of time to kill. I investigated all kinds of sharpening systems but didn’t delve into the high-end systems. I’ve always been able to get a fine edge on a knife but it took way too long. Some years ago I started sharpening wood chisels and planer blades on a glass plate with wet or dry sandpaper glued to it with spray adhesive. I use 80, 100, 400, 1000 and 2000 grit. Then very fine paper ending about 10 micron. It works with chisels and plane blades because the angle is low. It also works well with knives as long as the angle isn’t more that about 22 degrees. Otherwise you cut the paper with the knife. More recently I started using paper wheels on a buffer motor at 3450 rpm One wheel has carbide grit and the other has fine jeweler’s rouge. I can sharpen a completely dull knife in about two minutes, then about 20 strokes on a leather strop mounted on a board. The strop uses a fine abrasive in wax. The paper wheel system will get a blade shaving sharp. Go on youtube and look up paper wheel knife sharpening. I sharpen with the wheels rotating away from me. Good luck.


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i had one a those from Grizzly a few years ago. got the blades sharp as advertised but the grit wears off the wheel too soon and i never could glue the replacement grit powder on the wheel good enough.
 
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I need a bench grinder to get me those paper wheels and try a plywood disc like Gough knives uses as well.

I recently got some 1000 2000 and 3000 grit sandpaper and can get great results pretty quick. I need to try the toothy edge with bite on one side and mirror polish on the other to get the best of both worlds. I have read about great results this way. 800 grit on one side and 3000 on the other.


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Apparently you mix up abrasive and glue, then apply it to the wheel and let it dry. Then use a scrap piece of steel to le val the wheels surface. I’ve only sharpened about 40 knives so far and the abrasive is still glowing strong. The manual says it’s good for 100 knives.


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