23 Jul Is anyone aware of a downloadable version of the Spyderco Sharpmaker instructional video? Mine came with a VHS copy of the instructions. 9 Dec So I went back to the Sharpmaker’s manual and noticed it mostly talked about the 40 deg. setting. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “I wonder if. 17 Dec I am getting an older sharpmaker ready to sell and I cannot find the manual. I checked in the I’ve got this older Spyderco manual [​IMG].

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Magnify There is nothing like seeing your work under magnification to give you great feed-back on your sharpening approach. But for many types of cutting, it is provable through cutting experiments that a thinner edge can last longer! Too fine; and sharpmaksr may not get the edge you are working for.

Too course; you will remove more metal than necessary and it will take longer to sharpen. Apply the bevel that is correct for the blade and how it will be used.

However, while it’s somewhat counter intuitive to me, the 40 degree micro bevel seems to instructione improve my edges over my earlier attempts to go instructiona a 30 degrees bevel with no micro bevel.

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So if you have problems at 15 spydfrco you should send the knife sharpmakef Spyderco as defective with a chipping problem. Any good recommendations and does anyone else have this problem? If the tip slips off the stone, it’s guaranteed to get rounded.

Use very light pressure on last few passes. Safety First Use the Safety Rods. Pay close attention to the sharpening task at hand and you will make less mistakes while keeping all of your digits attached.


Those that are interested enough in knives to participate in forums are usually seeking greater depth in their information, than the “general” market. Own or have owned: Don’t Get Distracted It is not a good idea to get distracted while handling sharp objects! I do not know if these links will paste in the way that I have them, but if you search for Spyderco Sharpmaker, Spyderco has uploaded the video instructions in four parts to YouTube.

If you have a lot of chipping issues you can go to the 20 degree setting, but even Sal Glesser says that he sharpens all of his knstructions at 15 degrees, as all of Spyderco’s steels can handle it. Do you already have an account? Murphy’s Laws apply to sharpening too.

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The most common reason for this is that you’re letting the tip slip off the stone occasionally when you get to the bottom of the stroke. You can chew up an otherwise fine edge. That’s a big reason why I thinned out my Native so radically, to see if S30V can handle that thin of an angle without having problems. I just sharpened my Native flat to the stone, at 7 or so degrees!

Paint to Sharpen Sometimes it is difficult to determine if you are applying the correct angle and pressure as you sharpen. I guess I spyyderco have to know how to draw the shaepmaker all the way without it dulling the tip.

Be Patient Insttructions your sharpening task involves a very dull or damaged blade it can take a l-o-n-g time to get the edge where you want it. KnivesPlus has a PDF of the spydetco. For me, 30 degrees represents such a big cutting advantage over 40 degrees and cutting is ultimately the reason for the knife in the first place, right?

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The Duo Scope microscope illuminates from behind the blade so you can study the edge and illuminates from the front so you can see the impact of your passes on the rods. Not everyone in the general market is sharpening only Spyderco knives. No, create an account now. Study them both [before] using the SharpMaker and refer to them frequently. In the case where the steel just can’t handle it, then indeed the 40 degree or thicker edge in general will last longer.

Spyderco Forums Skip to content. Again, paint the bevel and check your work under magnification to accelerate your progress and learning sharpnaker.

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Dec 9, Must have some really dull knives by now. Search Media New Media. However, I would be very interested to know the details of your two handed approach as it may prove to be superior to mine. Get a jeweler’s loupe or kid’s microscope that has a light. Not to mention the cutting ability and ease of sharpening are radically increased. The Devil’s in the Bevel If you don’t get the bevel correct your sharpening efforts will be almost futile.

I also recommend to invest in a really good diamond benchstone for serious reprofiling. If you don’t use the safety rods you will most certainly wish you did. I’m sure others can provide additional info, but I would guess that most modern steels with a carbon content of.

So far I’ve been to cheap to pay for the DVD version that they sell. Dec 9, 9.