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We have a massive amount of Edge Pro products so we figured it would be good to have a whole section on how to use the machine and what to use on it.
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Edge Pro questions

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:12 pm

I just purchased the Edge Pro Shapton custom pro set and I love it but I had a couple of questions.

1.Since the Shapton stones are thicker and you need to use a collar to adjust for this, why did you include a edge pro 220 and 400 in the set? Why not include a Shapton pro 220 and eliminate the edge pro 400 because you include a Shapton pro 320 in the set which should be close enough to replace the 400?

2. The pro sets that Edge Pro sells include a ceramic hone and in the Edge Pro videos he shows using a ceramic hone to finish sharpening. Is this something that you recommended and if so why don't you include it in the set like edge pro does?

3. In a Murray Carter sharpening video he says to only go in one direction with the polishing stones, is there any advantage to doing this in your opinion? I did this and it was easy to do with the Edge Pro but then I watched more videos and Ben and you go in both directions.

4. I saw a video by Bob Kramer that gave a pressure amount in lbs for using a honing steel which was between 4 and 6 lbs and he suggested pushing you knife on a kitchen scale to get the feel of how much pressure that is. I did this and it really helped me understand and I was not using anywhere close to enough pressure. I think it would help to give that pressure for the edge pro for both the aggressive stones and the finishing stones. Ben addresses pressure in a video but it not clear enough to really know what he wants and the lbs measurement is very clear.

Thank you,

Re: Edge Pro questions

Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:12 pm

1. Yes. We included them because Ben Dale asked us to so people could try a couple of his stones.

2. No I left it out because I don't think it's necessary.

3. Going forward and backward is ok. Backward is less aggressive and that is what do to finish my edges on strops just like Murray. He taught me to sharpen.

4. That is way too much pressure. If you use a rod you should use a little more than the weight of the knife. I actually use a strop instead of a rod and I use light pressure.
I am glad that Bob borrowed my scale idea/technique. You can see it on my videos from 3 years ago. :)

Kind Regards,
Mark Richmond

Re: Edge Pro questions

Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:22 pm

how do you get the tip of the knife sharp? I keep getting the whole blade razor sharp... except for the tip.

Re: Edge Pro questions

Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:29 pm

Make sure that you keep the stone in contact with the tip at the end of the stroke, rather than going off of it. This will prevent rounding the tip.
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