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WATER STONE 1000 GRIT ULTRA FINE  WATER STONE 1000 GRIT ULTRA FINE
APEX COMPLETE KITAPEX  COMPLETE KIT
APEX STANDARD KITAPEX  STANDARD  KIT
APEX KIT 2 PlusAPEX KIT 2  Plus
APEX KIT 3APEX KIT 3
APPALACHIAN BOW SAW BREAD KNIFEAPPALACHIAN BOW SAW  BREAD KNIFE
APPALACHIAN BOW SAW BREAD KNIFES 2 or moreAPPALACHIAN BOW SAW  BREAD KNIFES  2 or more
CERAMIC HONE 8 inchCERAMIC  HONE 8 inch
CERAMIC HONE 10 inchCERAMIC HONE 10 inch
INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
POLISH TAPE 2000 GRITPOLISH TAPE 2000 GRIT
POLISH TAPE 3000 GritPOLISH TAPE 3000  Grit
POLISH TAPE BLANKPOLISH TAPE BLANK
WATER STONE 120 GRITWATER STONE 120 GRIT
WATER STONE 220 GRITWATER STONE 220 GRIT
WATER STONE 320EF GRITWATER STONE 320EF GRIT
WATER STONE 600 GRITWATER STONE 600 GRIT
INFORMATION
KNIFE SHARPENER, KNIFE SHARPENING, HOW TO SHARPEN KNIFE, BOW BREAD KNIFE

EDGE PRO patented knife blade sharpening system, knife guide will sharpen blades, up to 3.5� wide. Sharpens Knives with same angle on both sides.




THE EDGE
PRO ACCESSORIES:


The Water Stones are very different from the Japanese water stones that
most people are familiar with. These are Aluminum Oxide and Silicone Carbide.
They are much harder than the Japanese Stones so they maintain their shape and
they don't clog up like oil stones. The Ceramic is capable of finishing the
edge and bringing back the edge over and over again to reduce the number of
times you will need to sharpen the knife, therefore lengthen the life of the
knife. The Polish Tapes are Strips of Mylar sticky back tape that are coated
with Aluminum Oxide. They will produce a shaving edge and a mirror finish in
minutes. The Diamond Stones & Polish Tapes are used for Ceramic knives. Some
customers do use the diamond stones on their very hard custom knives over 60
Rockwell. We do not recommend diamond stones for most knives because they are
too soft. The diamonds sink into the steel, the steel surrounds the diamond
and won't hold it. So, The diamonds are pulled off the plate quickly. On the
harder materials the diamonds just run along on the points and are
undisturbed. The instructional video is demonstrated utilizing the
Professional Model edge Pro. However, The sharpening Instructions are
Compatible with the Apex Model. It is available in DVD or VHS/ PAL Tape
Format. 22 Minutes in Length. For assistance in choosing which accessories
will best suit your sharpening needs, Please contact us. ' To Clamp Or
Not to Clamp ' There is no clamp. when you first start using the machine
you will grip the knife very tight. This is not necessary but you have to
sharpen 10 or 15 knives before you can teach your hand to relax. Then you just
need a small amount of pressure on the back of the blade to keep the stone
from lifting it. You do switch hands to do the opposite side and it does not
create any angle change. You will find on most knives you sharpen for the
first time, that the bevel is not the same on both sides, this is very easy to
fix with the Edge Pro. You will find, if you get a Edge Pro, that the clamp
is the problem with all the other systems. It severely limits the size and
shape of the knives you can sharpen. You can't do serrated knives, double
edges, very large or small blades, flexible knives, and any knife that does
not have a flat surface for the clamp. These systems also limit the angles you
can sharpen at. The Edge Pro Systems have infinity variable angles ( Apex 10
to 37 degrees). This means you can set the machine to exactly match the angle
on any knife. I have machines out there that are 15 years old and have
sharpened over 1/4 million knives and are still going.




LIFE SPAN ON STONES

The stones have very different life spans depending on the
grit. The coarse will do 30 to 40 knives but you will seldom use a coarse in
regular sharpening. You need it to refurbish a old worn knife or to
dramatically lower the bevel on a thick knife. You start most knives with the
Med-fine 220. They will do 150 to 250 knives. No one has ever gotten a count
on the 320 or 600 because that last so long, you just lose count. The polish
tapes will often only do one knife especially when you are learning to use
them. Once you get the feel of them you can get 2 or 3 knives from one tape.
We use the tapes on hairstyling shears, wood carving tools, and on any knife
that will be used to cut hard material like wood or plastic. The polished edge
does not work well on kitchen knives because it is to smooth. The micro
serrated edge you get from the stones works much better on kitchen knives. We
finish the edge with a 1200 grit ceramic steel which leaves just enough micro
serration to allow the edge to be very aggressive but so much that it sticks
in the cutting board. You can re-sharpen the knife 10 to 15 times with the
ceramic before you need to go back to the machine and re-sharpen the knife and
you only need to use the ceramic once every 2 or 3 weeks in a home kitchen. So
over time you take very little metal off of the knives. If you have an evenly
pressured stroke and you straighten your stones, as soon as they get uneven,
they will last longer.


POLISH TAPES

The polish tapes are used to put a
mirror finish on the edge. We use them for hair styling shears and wood
working tools and a lot of my custom knife customers use them just because it
looks so cool but they do not work well on a kitchen knife. You need some
micro serration on the edge for the knife to instantly drop through the skins
on vegetables. The polished edge is perfectly smooth and just wants to slide.
We recommend the diamonds for
hard blade sharpening, you just have to resist the urge to use them on your
softer knives or they will wear out very fast. I only stock the fine and super
fine diamonds, the coursed ones wear out so fast, it isn't worth buying them.
The last diamond we tested was a DMT Industrial Super Coarse, it lasted for
10 knives and it was completely smooth and it never came close to cutting as
fast as our coarse. Nothing I have ever found, cuts faster than our coarse. If
you get one of our fine diamonds, you will think it cuts faster on the first
few knives. Them it will dramatically drop back to a finer cut. I have the
diamonds, primarily for ceramic knives and if you use diamonds on just ceramic
or carbide, they will never wear out. Knife steel is just to soft for them to
deal with. When you use a diamond on ceramic, the diamonds run along on the
points and the bond is never disturbed. When you use them on a knife, the
diamonds sink into the steel, the steel raps around the diamond and the bond
wont hold it. That is why, on all the discussion groups on the web, when
anyone talks about using diamonds on knives, they always tell you to use as
little pressure as possible, to make the diamond last longer. However I do
have some customers that are using them on their knives over 60 Rockwell, just
to cut the bevels in. I still don't like to use diamonds to do finish work
with. They just leave to much burr for you to have to clean off of the knife.




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