What did you use your Spyderco for last?

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:45 pm

Hahaha, Alex never fails!
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Cambertree » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:25 am

The Meat man wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:24 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:18 am
The Meat man wrote:
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Pacific Salt SE, cutting open a pallet of 20 gauge perforated galvanized steel.
Every time I cut these plastic bands I get rolled teeth, no matter how carefully I try. :(
Are they banded tightly with thick plastic banding? When I encounter that type of banding and have an SE blade, I normally lay the blade flat on the surface of the product and try to pull up on the banding a bit (if possible) and just slide/cut through the banding. I don't angle the blade at all, and haven't had that kind of issue. SE knives are in VG10 though, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference as well.
Yeah it's thick stuff. I always pull up on the strap with my free hand and cut straight upwards from underneath, no angling or anything like that. It cuts pretty well but I can't seem to get away from the rolling no matter how I try.

It's not too bad to fix and I'm hoping that as I sharpen the teeth down, they'll become more resistant to that kind of pressure. Time will tell I suppose.
Interesting. I’ve had the same thing with SE H1. The serrations on the 52100 CE I’m using at work at the moment bite through pallet straps very aggressively, with no discernible rolling. I use the same technique, basically. When the pallet straps are tight and flush to the timber outer structure, I’ll slide the blade under and use the thick part of the spine, near the Spydie hole to lever the strap up for a finger grip, and cut from underneath, at right angles to the strap.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am

Yes, I appreciate H-1 for what it is, but my experiences with it seem to contradict the mainstream consensus regarding edge performance.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby vivi » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:16 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am
Yes, I appreciate H-1 for what it is, but my experiences with it seem to contradict the mainstream consensus regarding edge performance.
Is your Pacific Salt ground at 15 or 20 degrees? All my user Pacific 1's seemed to be 15, but a NIB backup I have, and my Pacific 2's, are ground at 20.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:22 pm

vivi wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:16 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am
Yes, I appreciate H-1 for what it is, but my experiences with it seem to contradict the mainstream consensus regarding edge performance.
Is your Pacific Salt ground at 15 or 20 degrees? All my user Pacific 1's seemed to be 15, but a NIB backup I have, and my Pacific 2's, are ground at 20.
It's at 16.4. Which is, admittedly, very thin.

I think it's the profile of the serrations that are causing most of the trouble. While not snaggle-toothed they are a bit pointier than my Byrd knives or even my Rescue 3. The sharper points mean much higher pressures. That's why I'm hoping things improve as I continue to sharpen, and round off, the tips of the serrations.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Cambertree » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:00 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am
Yes, I appreciate H-1 for what it is, but my experiences with it seem to contradict the mainstream consensus regarding edge performance.
Yeah I really enjoy H1 as well. If not for the advocates on this forum, I probably would never have looked into it.

For me it sits in the ‘toolbox’ of steels for specific applications, but I don’t think I’d carry it as a general EDC.

The Gin-1, VG10, CTS-BD1N and 52100 serrations I’ve tried, seem to be run at an adequate hardness level to minimise that micro rolling of the edge which I sometimes get from H1.

I was reminded of what a brilliant design SE edges are to maximise edge retention and performance out of steels that sit towards the lower end of the bladesteel wear resistance spectrum, the other day.

I ordered a SE Salt Dragonfly at a friend’s request, who normally uses a G10 Dragonfly.

As soon as I dropped it over to her place, she looked over the knife, then went straight out to the yard, to trim and prune some trees and bushes. She really cut a lot of both green, and dry woody, fibrous material to put it through its paces.

Afterwards, I felt sure that the knife would be very dull. When I examined it, I was shocked to feel that the inner curve of the large scallops were still sticky sharp, instantly ‘grabbing’ fingertip skin on contact.

When I looked closer, I realised that it was only the tips of the teeth that were dull and reflecting light, and because of the penetrating pressure of those points, the dullness actually had very little bearing on the efficency of the cut, when doing normal yard work.

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Very clever design. :cool: :spyder:

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby vivi » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:31 pm

I used my Pacific Salt 2 to test out my new belt sander.

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Turned out ok, I'll clean it up a bit by hand. Stopped just shy of the very tip because I was nervous about ruining the heat treat. Dipped it in water every five seconds so I think it'll be good.

Kicking myself for holding off on powered equipment for so long. Thinking about how quickly this thing will pay for itself considering how much time it takes doing this with stones.

I'm going to practice with some junk knives and eventually start using powered equipment for reprofiling.

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:22 pm
vivi wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:16 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:39 am
Yes, I appreciate H-1 for what it is, but my experiences with it seem to contradict the mainstream consensus regarding edge performance.
Is your Pacific Salt ground at 15 or 20 degrees? All my user Pacific 1's seemed to be 15, but a NIB backup I have, and my Pacific 2's, are ground at 20.
It's at 16.4. Which is, admittedly, very thin.

I think it's the profile of the serrations that are causing most of the trouble. While not snaggle-toothed they are a bit pointier than my Byrd knives or even my Rescue 3. The sharper points mean much higher pressures. That's why I'm hoping things improve as I continue to sharpen, and round off, the tips of the serrations.
I could see that being the case with some more use.

With the Pacific 2 I posted above I definitely notice more snagging VS my old worn Pacific 1's. Puts things into a different perspective when I think about some of the conversations I've had here with people who don't like serrations for that reason.

Even though its really sharp right now (despite helping me clean out a garage full of old dirty boxes, thick rubber mats etc. that needed broken down for the trash) I think I may take it to the diamond stones until the factory grind lines are gone from the edge. The more broken in serrated edges work better for me than brand new and spikey.
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Aqua Salt

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:35 pm

I oddly, though maybe not really odd...find my Matriarch to be a better cutter than my SE Wharnie Delica. I definitely have more snag points on the Delica.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby vivi » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:46 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:35 pm
I oddly, though maybe not really odd...find my Matriarch to be a better cutter than my SE Wharnie Delica. I definitely have more snag points on the Delica.
Even within the same models I've noticed variations. I had two NIB Pacific Salts that had wildly different looking edges. One was toothy looking on the bevel with a 15 degree edge, one had a much higher polish on the bevel and it was clearly a 20 degree edge.

The different levels of spikiness I know is due to the grinding wheel changing shape as they use it on different knives, but why they use different grinding angles beats me.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby RustyIron » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm

One might think that a Manix 2 XL isn't the proper tool for delicate tasks. With a keen edge it will snap through a tie wrap without nicking a wire. It's also handy for cutting and stripping, when it's inconvenient to get the proper tools.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby nerdlock » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:04 am

RustyIron wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm
One might think that a Manix 2 XL isn't the proper tool for delicate tasks. With a keen edge it will snap through a tie wrap without nicking a wire. It's also handy for cutting and stripping, when it's inconvenient to get the proper tools.

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Hey RustyIron, I use my Spydies for cutting and stripping insulation from Cat5-Cat6 cables too! :D

Much more convenient since I can open and close them one handed especially when I'm on a ladder, compared to pliers which I find too fiddly for one handed use.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby RustyIron » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:34 am

nerdlock wrote:
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Much more convenient since I can open and close them one handed especially when I'm on a ladder, compared to pliers which I find too fiddly for one handed use.
Right on, brother. One-handed without looking at it.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:36 am

Cutting the Conan wrapping from my IV site. Para 3.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:03 pm

Just as the sign says!

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2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Civivi Elementum

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Maximumsmoochy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:46 pm

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Used the Para 3 to trim old adhesive and manky caulking around my bathtub and toilet during renos.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

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TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Just as the sign says!


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Great photo!
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby kennethsime » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:36 pm

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Took the Native 5 with me to work today, here it is after cutting up Tyvek & Tyvek Tape as we work on expanding out bouldering flooring to accommodate our new campus board. Here in California we still can't open gyms, so we're trying to make the most of our down time.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:43 pm

+ I'm currently participating in a serrated edge only challenge for 2020: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85560
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby nerdlock » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:52 pm

Dang rats chewed up our copper LAN backbone. We would have wanted to use ratkiller for those buggers, but the thought of them dying and rotting on our airconditioning vents and putting a whole mess of stink to the offices in the whole building made us reconsider otherwise.

To the pest control crew then.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Daaang. Looks like you’re lucky it didn’t burn the building!
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