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Spyderco Angle Guage

Postby bagulaci » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:11 am

any updates on this? :) it would be nice to have one...

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Postby Creepo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:18 am

So is that basicly to measure the edge angle?
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Postby 2cha » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:31 am

I'd sit in bumper to bumper traffic on a hot day and then stand in line to get one of those.

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Postby mussolini » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:39 am

how difficult can it be to get a batch laser cut?

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Postby bh49 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:59 am

mussolini wrote:how difficult can it be to get a batch laser cut?
I think it should be fairly easy, if you have available resources. It would be much more difficult to sell all of them and make some reasonable money.
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Postby catamount » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:05 am

I'd definitely like one of those.

Was it made by :spyder: , or someone else?
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Postby unit » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:12 am

Fantastic, I suppose it will work even if your grind is lopsided or even chisel ground...you just have to eyeball the spine of the knife and assess how biased your edge grind is?

As others have pointed out, this device could be difficult to profit with...I guess if it hits the market, we will find out for certain.
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Postby Koen Z » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:47 am

Hmm, I like it, but it will only work on flat grinds!

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Postby unit » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:54 am

Koen Z wrote:Hmm, I like it, but it will only work on flat grinds!
I would think it should work on any blade grind, but it will only give meaningful data on flat edge grinds. Help me understand why you would want to measure the "angle" on an edge that is not flat ground. I would think that the thickness behind the primary bevel would be the primary metric of concern with convex or concave edge grinds.

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Postby Donut » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:05 am

I think that design would need to be changed to measure the beveled edges. Essentially it could get much smaller.

I've heard some people give accurate measurements on their grind angle. I wonder what they use to measure it.
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:15 am

I would get one or more. Perhaps a smaller size might also be an option that would be a circle with the same angles for keychain carry.
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Postby Metals of war » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:17 am

Gents,

That is an INSTA-GET!!!

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angle checker

Postby buckthorn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am

I hope a device such as this is brought to market by Spyderco but, in the meantime, there is a similar gauge available (sort of!): http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200309 ... ecker.aspx

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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:54 am

buckthorn wrote:I hope a device such as this is brought to market by Spyderco but, in the meantime, there is a similar gauge available (sort of!): http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200309 ... ecker.aspx
I don't really get that one. Must be for larger tools than your typical pocket knife? The rounded "extend" where the edge would be seems to remove the only data you'd actually care about.... :confused:

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Postby unit » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:24 am

Donut wrote: I've heard some people give accurate measurements on their grind angle. I wonder what they use to measure it.
THere are lots of methods. Here is one: http://www.chadwrites.com/knife-sharpen ... le-finder/

Personally I use an adjustable base to hold my sharpening stones so that the knife is held flat (like a spoon) for grinding/beveling/sharpening. I use my iPhone to guage the angle I want, then make it happen! I discuss it briefly in one of my videos if you want to see a demo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um6MvhCucaQ (Start watching at about 25 seconds)

I have also seen laser measuring devices that tool manufacturers use...I would imagine these would be cost prohibitive to most smaller businesses and certainly would not make much sense for an enthusiast to own one...unless he/she is REALLY into knives. (Spyderco probably has a few of these).

I view these tools as optional equipment for even the advanced sharpening gurus. They typically can look at an edge and guess pretty close...and the absolute angle is somewhat trivial, it is more a matter of how the knife performs relative to whatever angle it has, then adjusting accordingly. That said, if you are really fine tuning things, such a tool becomes handy, but needs to measure finer than 5 degree jumps IMO.
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Postby edge-e » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:32 am

I would like one too. :D

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Postby SecSpyral » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:26 am

Want.

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Postby skatenut » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:27 pm

I want one, too!

never understood how people can say it's 17.5 degrees! :confused:

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Postby buckthorn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:38 pm

kbuzbee-You're undoubtedly correct that it's more appropriate for chisels, plane blades and other woodworking edge tools. That's why I added "sort of". I think, however, that this inexpensive little device is somewhat useful for getting a general idea of overall blade geometry.

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Postby cougar337 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:02 pm

that is really cool! I'd buy one. bagulaci, where did you come across this picture or hear about this?
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