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EP Pro Magnet

Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Howdy,

I've been using the EP Pro for about a year. I think I'm doing a pretty good job, but have been trying to figure out how to mount a magnet on it. Can anyone who uses a magnet give me more information? How strong a grip am I looking for, just a little bit of stabilizing, or a solid grip? With modern magnets, it seems like it'd be easy to go too strong and generally make my life a little more difficult as well as ensure that the blade got scratched. With a really thin blade that isn't flat, is flexing a possibility?

Thanks,
Mike

Re: EP Pro Magnet

Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 pm

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tamaforedpro.html
Scroll down and you'll see a video.
A number of folks here use them but I have stayed away because I don't want to magnetize my knives.
My take is that once the knife gets magnetized, some of swarf from the lower grit stone will be holding onto the knife
even if you wipe it off ,causing deeper scratches than you want when moving up in stone grit. I don't have any proof as I haven't used one but it gives me a bad feeling. I do my best not to cross contaminate my stones either.
While the EP is much easier to learn than free handing (by a bunch) there is a small learning curve- light,consistant pressure as well as a consistently holding the knife on the blade table.
When Ben Dale does it in his videos it looks easy because he has done thousands of knives. After a couple dozen I picked it up so anyone can :) :)

Douglas

Re: EP Pro Magnet

Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:26 am

I simply used some packaing tape, i think duck tape brand and rolled it to be double sided and then a piece on top, holds knives very well

Re: EP Pro Magnet

Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:10 pm

Sharp Knives wrote:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tamaforedpro.html
Scroll down and you'll see a video.
A number of folks here use them but I have stayed away because I don't want to magnetize my knives.
My take is that once the knife gets magnetized, some of swarf from the lower grit stone will be holding onto the knife
even if you wipe it off ,causing deeper scratches than you want when moving up in stone grit. I don't have any proof as I haven't used one but it gives me a bad feeling. I do my best not to cross contaminate my stones either.
While the EP is much easier to learn than free handing (by a bunch) there is a small learning curve- light,consistant pressure as well as a consistently holding the knife on the blade table.
When Ben Dale does it in his videos it looks easy because he has done thousands of knives. After a couple dozen I picked it up so anyone can :) :)

Douglas

err i have a magnet and none of knives stay magnetized after i pull it away from the table, in fact as I do the metal that has been cut that i see sticking (look like a HUGE burr lol), fall away, I, wipe - rinse - wipe, wipe table between grits and I haven't had a problem with this

none of my knives pick up needles or screws afterwards either, nor do i know any chiefs that use the magnetic storage strips complain about the knives sticking to everything...... lol
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