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 Post subject: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:33 pm 
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I recently was looking at new pairing knives on the forum and several suggestions came up for MAC.

While I was garage sale shopping, I found a MAC, looks like professional serious, but it's missing about an 1/8th of an inch off the tip.

I've never had to re-tip a knife.

Any suggestions?

I have an edge pro sharpener, with 2k, 5k, 8k stones, and the default under 1k stones that come with the kit.

Thank you greatly.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Check out this post: masakage-yuki-is-now-a-couple-mm-shorter-t3930.html

It's not too hard to do if you have some kind of belt sander. You might even be able to do the shaping work with a bastard mill file. Stones IMO are not the right tool to re-shape the spine that much.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Yeah, your best best is to find a diamond plate, or even better, a belt grinder. I don't think I would want to attempt this EP stone's.

Only other option would be to find some wet/dry sandpaper and a flat surface....but that would take a little while. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Thank you all for the tips
going to be working on this Thursday on my day off, looking forward to this project, as the guy only asked for 3 dollars for the pairing knife...

Should turn out great!


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Final Product...

Didn't turn out too shabby, used a belt sander my future father in law had.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Looks great....nicest $3 parer EVER!! :)



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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:59 pm 
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I'm definitely not going to complain, still lots of good life left in it, new tip, new edge.


Feeling good about using it over my school knife.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
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Nice Job!


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 Post subject: Re: Re-Tipping
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:31 pm 

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Repairing a tip is a great skill to have under your belt, it makes you feel like you can handle many knife repair jobs. Sharpening no problem, thinning behind the edge and what else, tip repair done that before. Congratulations!!!


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