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 Post subject: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:19 pm 

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I was considering buying a diamond steel to sharpen knives at a homeless shelter where I volunteer.
Also, perhaps, as a gift for friends that just are not going to want to use a stone, is there any better option for a quick sharpening of a dull-ish knife?

I have one of these steels (A Dexter, I believe) and it seems to put a descent edge on a knife when I'm not in the mood to use a stone, or cannot.

Is there any better option to quickly sharpen their dull knives? It seems very convenient fast and easy.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:25 pm 
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If nobody has any interest in learning to use a stone you may as well buy a cheap carbide pull through sharpener. It will tear your knives up just as much as a diamond steel and the knife will feel sharp too at a cheaper price. You could always buy a Chef's Choice electric, lots'a non-stone people like those.



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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:20 pm 

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I've never used a pull-thru sharpener that I thought was worth $.02. Is there really one? I'm not worried about price, I'm worried more about convenience, speed, storage and longevity.


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:46 pm 

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IIRC BDL is a supporter of the Chef Choice that allows for the 15º DPS, if the user has no interest in sharpening.


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:54 pm 

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IIRC BDL ?
DPS ?


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:57 am 

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Haha. Sorry.

IIRC - if I remember correctly
BDL - Boar d Laze, the knife guru
DPS - degrees per side

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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:04 am 

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Thanks.
Is the chef's choice you're speaking of an electric or a pull-thru?

An electric isn't an option for this.


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:55 am 
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If your bound and determined to use only a rod i would.get 2. An aggressive diamond one , and a ceramic idahone.



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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:17 am 

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Ahhh sorry. Yes, it is electric.

For a non-electric I would go for the above set up Sadden suggested.


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 Post subject: Re: Is a Diamond Steel the best option for non-stoners
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:19 am 
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Chef choice 1520, would be your best bet http://www.chefschoice.com/page2a.html


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