Wicked edge tips

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by polskiogorki, May 6, 2017.

  1. polskiogorki

    polskiogorki

    324
    Jun 16, 2015
    Just bought a wicked edge pro 2
    Was wondering if anyone had any tips or any good links for how to use it properly.
    I'm just getting into knifes and it will be my first good sharpener. Have a work sharp that I have used a few times but didn't really like it.
    Thanks !
     
  2. DeAdEyE956

    DeAdEyE956

    908
    Dec 31, 2010
    YouTube it. Lots of different users perspectives.
     
  3. cbwx34

    cbwx34

    Dec 27, 2004
    Wicked Edge has a ton of info on their website (Q/A section, FAQs, forum, videos, Wiki)... I'd start there.
     
  4. CPP

    CPP

    Sep 8, 2014
    Get an inexpensive and replaceable knife, a Sharpee, an angle reader and a magnifier and get to work. Keep a journal of the angles used on each knife as well as clamp placement on the knife as that can affect bevel geometry.
     
  5. polskiogorki

    polskiogorki

    324
    Jun 16, 2015
    Thanks ! Will do some more research on the net
     
  6. aquaman67

    aquaman67

    Jan 27, 2012
    Buy a cheap jewler's loupe. They can be had for $7 with LED lights and 30X / 60X magnification.

    Look at what you're doing under magnification. You'll be able to see what you're doing.

    Use a sharpie to see where the stones are actually hitting the knife.

    Practice on cheap knives.

    Use masking tape to protect the blades.

    I use double sided tape to help hold the knife in the vise.

    Go easy. Light touch. It doesn't take much.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
  7. bonzodog

    bonzodog Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    I found an angle cube a great help
     
  8. FordFan

    FordFan

    805
    Dec 11, 2012
    Loupe + angle cube + Sharpie + cheap knife practice knife + going slow = mirrored edges

    WE is really a great product. Once you sharpen a couple you will be amazed at the results you get. Keep a journal as well. Helps with tuning and repeatability.
     

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