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 Post subject: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:55 am 

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I prefer free-hand sharpening for the primary edge on all my knives. I have developed a "muscle memory" for holding a consistent angle. Where I have a problem is thinning, for some reason I can't hold an angle worth a darn.

If I were to get an assisted device for the purpose of thinning, which device, Edge Pro or Wicked Edge, would do the job better?

Thanks, Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:34 am 
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The Pro model of the EP can go lower than the current version of the WEPS. Clay is making new arms that are a lot better and will go to a very low angle as well. I would say: Contact Clay and see if he has the new arms in stock already.

I'm contemplating getting a new WEPS after I gave mine away 7 months ago.



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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:42 pm 
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You want a new wicked edge because of those edge shots he's been posting.



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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:47 am 
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I want one because... I just want one OK??? :D



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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:43 pm 
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It IS a rather awesome tool, I certainly like mine. For repeatable precision, I don't think there's anything out there that can touch it, aside from perhaps someone who is REALLY good with the EP. Lot less variability and potential for user error with the WEPS, though.

Now I just want the ceramics for it... and some Atoma 140s... and those new ultra-ceramics Clay just introduced... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:14 pm 
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When I had the WEPS, I was better on the EP, but then again I've sharpened over 200 knives on the EP :D



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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:16 pm 
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I WOULD imagine that'd give you a bit of an edge with one system over the other. (Pun VERY fully intended) :D

I find it a little easier not to roll tips when I'm reprofiling on the WEPS, although the best of my methods is the belt grinder. I suspect, like you, it might have something to do with sharpening 20X the number of knives on the belt as I do with both other systems put together.


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 Post subject: Re: Best for thinning, Edge Pro or Wicked edge?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:56 pm 

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You will still end up cutting a new bevel, starting with a precision device will make it harder to follow with freehand because you will NEVER hold that accuracy.

Belt sanders work better if you plan to freehand after.


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