Bullwinkle wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:14 am
Not sure why the need to cut the cardboard at all? Just slice the tape at the join like everyone else does. My keys do this job.
We reuse the bottom half of the boxes in the production process. The boxes are too tall to use unless halved.
Mattysc42 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:04 am
I’ve chipped every steel I’ve used except 3v and lc200n, even at somewhat conservative angles (16-18dps). None of those steels (s30v, s35vn, s110v, aus8, vg10, 14c28n, xhp, 20cv, cruwear, zdp189, hap40, maxamet) chipped noticeably worse than any other.
My knives cut hundreds of feet of cardboard too thick for boxcutters each workday, and regularly impact steel bars.
Apart from chipping, with this use pattern what is your opinion of these steels? Fine edge retention, working edge retention?
Aus8, 14c28n, and vg10 don’t have enough wear resistance to be viable for my uses.
S30v, s35vn, 3v, cruwear, and hap40 are great for ease of sharpening and fine edge retention with a 1500 grit diamond edge. Working edge retention is best on s30v, but not bad on the others. Cruwear and s35vn roll more than chip on impact while s30v and 3v usually flatten.
Xhp, zdp189, 20cv, and maxamet all hold an exceptionally aggressive working edge at 500 grit diamond.
S110v usually doesn’t feel particularly aggressive to the touch but cuts for a long time. Maxamet is my favorite for working edges, and is the only steel I’ve had stay sharp for a full workday.
Lc200n takes an amazing polish, and holds it longer than any other steel I’ve used. Lc200n is odd in my experience because if it’s sharpened with the scratch pattern towards the heel and used to draw cut or slice, it blunts fairly quickly regardless of finish. If sharpened with the scratch pattern towards the tip, polished, and used to push cut, lc200n cuts for noticeably longer than s30v. I’m clueless as to why.
BRING ON THE MANIX XL SPRINTS AND EXCLUSIVES! And 10v or K390ify the Golden lineup, please.
Top 5 folders I’ve owned: Serrated Caribbean Leaf, Shaman, Manix XL, ZDP-189/CF Caly 3.5, Native LW.
Top 5 steels I’ve owned: LC200N, K390, CPM S90V, M390, CPM REX45.
Top 3 steels I want more of: M390 class, A11 class (including K390), CPM REX45.