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D_Allen

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1155 days ago

Has anyone here tried one of these?
Looks interesting in that it would not require the skilled hand that some systems do.
I don’‘t have such a hand myself!

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#1 posted 1155 days ago

Never seen one before. What do they cost?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1155 days ago

No I haven’t tried one but have been considering one. I think infinity .com has them and a cool video
on using one. I think the price depends on the # of diamond plates you buy with the whole kit
& kaboodle is about $110.00 The base unit is about $69.00 eagle america also has them
Phillip

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1154 days ago

Nope, what is it called?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 1154 days ago

MPower Precision Sharpening System (PSS… nearly POS) lol

http://www.amazon.com/mpower-Precision-Sharpening-System/dp/B001BM1406/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1309679368&sr=1-3

It’s 66.99 plus shipping at Amazon. The video IS cool. The Amazon rig comes with one 180 grit and one 400 grit “finishing stone”. http://www.m-powertools.com/products/pss1/pss1-film.htm

More impressive (to me) is that they are in cahoots with DMT and that the DMT diamond stones are available from 120 grit to 6000 grit. http://www.m-powertools.com/products/pss1/pss1.htm

I can’t find infinity.com but Eagle has the whole shebang for $199.99 (I know they have a free shipping code going on, ‘cause I just ordered the whole gamut of timberland colored wood fillers).

This looks scary interesting. REALLY !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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wingate_52

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#5 posted 1154 days ago

Trend sell them over here in the U.K. I want my sharpening lines in line with the blade, not across the blade, just in case it cases the micro angle to crack off.

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 1154 days ago

Backordered until 8/6/12, but reserved / ordered. In my mind, this has the potential to take the slop out of handheld and even lane sharpening guide / jig holding the angle true.

I personally expect to see no sharpening lines either way, just a wee tiny mirror.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1154 days ago

HI David, What is the promo code? thx ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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D_Allen

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#8 posted 1154 days ago

I cannot image that the micro angle would be any more fragile than the burr on a well sharpened scraper. Those last a while and I suspect this would too. If it breaks then it would be sharp like a knife instead of like a razor. Just put it back in and sharpen it again.
I like the idea in that the edge would be easier to keep at 90 degrees and would be straight across. That’s 2 things I have the most trouble with when sharpening my tools.

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coloradoclimber

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#9 posted 1154 days ago

Doesn’t look like you can do a micro bevel. Looks kind of pricey for mini diamond stones and an angle jig. For $199 you could have a Worksharp 3000 w/ a free leather hone, so says Amazon.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1154 days ago

I never bother to do a micro bevel. The other day I was shaving end grain off purple heart; what do I need it for? Isn’t that good enuf? ;-)) This does look like a lot eaisier than messinig around with wet stones, keeping square, ............. I like the quick and easy touch up option that other systems lack ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David Grimes

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#11 posted 1154 days ago

@TopomaxSurvivor, It’s Eagle America Promo code # SMC100423 for FREE Super Saver Shipping on your $49+ order.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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David Grimes

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#12 posted 1154 days ago

Hey, if it is as easy as the videos show, we can all start shaving with our plane blades. I can hear it now… “When I use the Stanley Sweetheart I have shadow again by 3:30, but the Hock lasts way beyond super time”. or “That LN cryogenated blade takes the hair and the first layer of skin, so better be careful”. lol

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1154 days ago

My biggest problem sharpening is taking too much metal off! I think my blades could last 2x or 3x as long if I didn’t over do everythning I touch ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David Grimes

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#14 posted 1154 days ago

@TopomaxSurvivor, So I guess you are heavy handed… any guy that is scratching his head with a Stanley #8 has got to have a little Thor in him. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1154 days ago

That Eagle site has a familiar look like the old Eagle Hardware that sold out to Lowes.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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