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#408598 - 12/05/14 02:35 PM Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener?
michael_d Offline
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I'm on a roll.... Asking for buying advise lately..

I seem to have collected quite an eclectic collection of knives lately, with a few Shun knives. Different angles on the edge of many. I have a system that uses a bench grinder, it puts an amazing edge on a knife, but it's a down right PITA to use, not real safe, and it's messy. I just can't seem to get motivated to use it anymore...

A buddy of mine suggested I get this Edge Pro system. He does not have it, but like me, is thinking about getting it. I think he wants me to buy it, so he can come over and play with it, the scoundrel.... So, I have no first hand experience, nor does anyone else I know. It's not all that cheap, but neither are good wet stones.

Does anyone here have any experience with this system, possibly??? They have a pretty good video on their web site, demonstrating how to use it, if you're bored enough to watch it.

http://www.edgeproinc.com/Professional-M...-System-p9.html
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#408601 - 12/05/14 03:27 PM Re: Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener? [Re: michael_d]
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It looks like it should work fine. However, $500+ seems like an extravagant price for it. Depends how much time you spend sharpening I guess. Perhaps it's worth it if it speeds things up considerably.
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#408602 - 12/05/14 06:06 PM Re: Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener? [Re: Murph]
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Check out this sharpener kit at Lee Valley Tools

Not quite so hard on the wallet and it looks like it does the same thing.
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#409389 - 01/11/15 07:02 PM Re: Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener? [Re: fredk]
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Not sure how I missed this - we have Shun knives as well and they are a bugger to get an edge on; very hard steel. We use Diamond Hones and I use the Coarse/x-Coarse combo, then finish with a ceramic "steel" and one could shave with them, but I would not recommend it...

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#409456 - 01/13/15 09:04 AM Re: Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener? [Re: michael_d]
michael_d Offline
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Santa brought me the Edge Pro system. Have not had time to fuss with it yet, but it most definitely is "professional" quality.
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#409495 - 01/14/15 10:01 PM Re: Anyone own or use the Edge Pro Knife Sharpener? [Re: michael_d]
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Thanks for the reminder Michael. I stopped by my mostest favourite manstore today, Lee Valley Tool, to pick up that knife sharpening kit I linked to above.

The concept is dead simple and works really well. I finally brought back the edge of my daily kitchen knife to something resembling sharp. I was surprised at how little effort it took.

If anyone else is interested, the manufacturer is Gatco.
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