Yep, I've got a 10X. Definitely helped me in the beginning, but haven't used it lately since when I leave the house they cut effortlessly. Maybe it's time to start looking into it again.
I have a Salt 2 SE as well as an old Endura SE in G2. I do pretty well with those, especially H1 steel.
If I were you I'd do the same comparison again, except go a week instead of a day.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 pmYep, I've got a 10X. Definitely helped me in the beginning, but haven't used it lately since when I leave the house they cut effortlessly. Maybe it's time to start looking into it again.
My AEB-L Urban is also way off. The next on my reprofiling list.Cambertree wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:28 pmRick, what angle are you using to touch up your edges? If it’s 20 degrees, it’s likely you’re slightly microbevelling the edge. Most PE Spyderco edges are around 17 degrees, at least that is what I believe they aim for.
It’s a clever edge angle to use, as 15dps can be too acute for the average (abusive) user. It also means that if you go to resharpen a dull factory edge on the 20dps Sharpmaker setting you get results fairly quickly, because of the smaller contact area.
And likewise, if afi’s want to reprofile to 15dps, it’s much quicker than starting off with a 20dps factory edge.
(There’s many exceptions of course - my AEB-L Urban came with a more obtuse edge than the 20dps Sharpmaker setting, for example.)
Also, regarding edge dulling at very high sharpness levels to say ‘working sharp’, all steels drop off relatively quickly. The large differences tend to show up more when the edge is dropping down from ‘working sharp’ to dull.
I agree. I think that's why I'll start with the BD1N Para 3. Easy to sharpen, though I know will dull quickly.SF Native wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pmYou might even be able to strop these back to a decent edge. Don’t know.
If you really want to know what these can do...
Use one everyday until it’s dull and can’t do its job. I suggest having a back up to keep your job. Then try the next one. See how many days until the working edge is gone.some will last longer than others. Might be very educational.
Of course there is no defenition of dull. It’s a bit of a gray area. And then you need to sharpen from dull, which is a chore. Maybe not worth it to you. You see to have a good system that keeps you working with fresh edges.
Great advice above.Vivi wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
If I were you I'd do the same comparison again, except go a week instead of a day.
Sharpen them all up to your usual level, then carry one knife for a full week with no touch-ups at all.
Compare how well they each cut at the end. And let us know!
If you really want to put on your nerd hat, you could do the above twice. Once with a high polish edge on each knife, then again with a low grit edge.