JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2007 3:01 pm
You bring up some very thought provoking points there Left Hand Path. I am truly glad that you put some of them on the table to look at closely.
First of all I want to say up front that I have the utmost respect for the 204 Sharpmaker. I own 2 of them and use them both a lot. However I am not a fan of using that unit for sharpening serrated blades. I much prefer Spyderco's 701 Profiles ( medium & fine) set for sharpening serrated blades. The 701 Profiles do such a superb job on any of Spyderco's serrations that I don't even bother to even attempt to use any other sharpening tool on them.
For a lot of reason you put down I don't like the results I get from the 204 Sharpmaker on serrated blades. It grinds away some of the scallops and spikes and tends to round them off. Oh it will make the blade sharp>> that it will do if you work it like they show you in the video. But if you want your serrated blades to look like they did when they came new from the factory then you will like the 701 Profiles much better. It is a slow and laborious process and it takes a little more time to do it with the 701 Profiles but for no more times in one year that you need to sharpen your serrated blades the effort is worth it.
You know I have been looking for the 701 Profiles for a long time.
On Blade Forums in FEB 2017 https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/spy ... s.1472861/
Sal said "So, do you think there is enough demand to do a run of maybe 2,000 pcs of each grit. I thought about this and maybe adding a CBN version as well?
Well Sal everyone there was very positive about it so I wonder why there was no traction on making these?
As for me I think it is strange I had to purchase a USA Product on the secondary market from Great Britain
Anyway I just bought a set on Ebay from the UK. The seller counter offered and the wind up with shipping came to $77.39 US Dollars total for Brand New Spyderco Sharpening Stone ( SPY-701MF ) That's both Brown and White stones.
Close to $20.00 of the price is for shipping so $57.00 still comes in under MSRP of $69.95. I wonder what people paid for these when they were available?
I think I did pretty good considering how hard they are to find as a discontinued product. There are two sets left, anyone looking for these might want to take this opportunity to buy them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Spyd ... Sw3k9cdZLt