Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

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Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby nugi » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:36 am

Currently I'm using two bellied out stones to sharpen kitchen knives and a couple folders (rather poorly I might add). Should I hold out for a Gauntlet or get the cheaper and currently available Sharpmaker? As best I can tell the advantage of the Gauntlet is the rods for easily re-profiling an edge. I'm fine with regularly touching up so they would only come into play on a couple kitchen knives that have gone too far.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am

Sharpmaker bc it has more "grit" options
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 am

Sharpmaker more angle option, and you can sharpen more things with it like shears and fishhooks.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby PStone » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:42 am

Vote for sharpmaker here. More grit and angle options.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:45 am

Even though I own a sharpmaker I will probably get a Gauntlet and add it to my sharpening tools. I am hopeful it will work with Serrations really well.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Ric » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:38 pm

Sharpmaker
Smaller package, more options, i guess better for serrations

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm

With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Evil D » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 pm

I'm trying to hold out judgement on the Gauntlet until I get the full story but it seems like a more entry level kit with less options so I'd go for the Sharpmaker.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby ShaneInDenver » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:07 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm
With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020
Have you printed this and tried it?

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:36 pm

ShaneInDenver wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:07 pm
p_atrick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm
With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020
Have you printed this and tried it?
No, I saw it on Reddit some time back and thought it was cool. I thought I saw somebody who 3D printed a new base with steeper angles than the usual 20 and 30 degrees. We just got a 3D printer at work. I suppose I could try to print after hours.

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby ShaneInDenver » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:30 pm

zhyla was playing around with 3d printed block that holds the Spyderco rods and is playing around with adjustable angles. If you do print that design and play with it I'd love to know the results.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82952#p1306845

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Cone10down » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm
With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020
whew! what a polish on that edge!

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby mark greenman » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 am

I tested the Gauntlet at SHOT 2 years ago.

I've never had much luck with the Sharpmaker, but the eliptical stones of the Gauntlet were a completely different experience - much, much easier to use.

It put a beautiful, hair popping edge on my D2 millie with just a simple 3-3,2-2,1-1 left right. I found it much easier to keep the edge, and especially the tip, in contact with the eliptical stones then on the flats of the Sharpmaker.

I would hold out for the Gauntlet.

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby crazywednesday » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:49 pm

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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:01 pm

I’d love to try the gauntlet but I prefer 30 degree included edge bevel. I’ve been impressed with the doublestuff 2 with cbn/fine ceramic.

OP, if you’re used to sharpening on bench stones you might be happy with a couple Spyderco bench stones.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:30 am

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm
With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020
I wish someone made adapters so I could hook my SM rods into my Edge Pro to sharpen serrations. I'd rather not have to disassemble the standard stone holder setup that the EP used though. If any of you 3D printer folks wanna make something like this that actually works I'd buy it.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:05 am

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:06 pm
With the Sharpmaker rods, you can always turn it into a guided angle sharpener.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3216020
I actually saw that on Thingiverse last night. I saved the files for reference. I plan to make an extra rod for my Hapstone V7 so I can use the flats of SM stones with it. I'll use his basic design for the stone holders and adapt for the smaller (M6?) rod that the Hapstone uses.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 am

Evil D wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:30 am
I wish someone made adapters so I could hook my SM rods into my Edge Pro to sharpen serrations. I'd rather not have to disassemble the standard stone holder setup that the EP used though. If any of you 3D printer folks wanna make something like this that actually works I'd buy it.
It's weird that you're asking for this. Last night, after thinking about making an extra rod for my Hapstone, I figured I'd probably figure out how to adapt for all the Edge Pro users. I don't think I'll have a problem designing what you need and printing it. I'll probably need some dimensions etc, I may have to send you some prototypes to try. We can discuss offline. Keep in mind that I just got a 3D printer a few weeks ago and already have several projects I'm working on. Plus I'm planning on getting a larger format printer in the near future.
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Re: Sharpmaker for beginner or hold out for Gauntlet?

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:30 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:11 am
Evil D wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:30 am
I wish someone made adapters so I could hook my SM rods into my Edge Pro to sharpen serrations. I'd rather not have to disassemble the standard stone holder setup that the EP used though. If any of you 3D printer folks wanna make something like this that actually works I'd buy it.
It's weird that you're asking for this. Last night, after thinking about making an extra rod for my Hapstone, I figured I'd probably figure out how to adapt for all the Edge Pro users. I don't think I'll have a problem designing what you need and printing it. I'll probably need some dimensions etc, I may have to send you some prototypes to try. We can discuss offline. Keep in mind that I just got a 3D printer a few weeks ago and already have several projects I'm working on. Plus I'm planning on getting a larger format printer in the near future.

Sounds good, shoot me a PM whenever you're ready to start and we'll sort it out.
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