bunnyman666 Posted May 6, 2018 Share Posted May 6, 2018 I ask because it seems that most of my customers are skating on butter knives by the time I get them. I have to run the sharpener ten times to get a good edge. I know if I had the model of Sparx that has the cross-grinder, I would run less. However- I come from the school that says to sharpen at intervals. I have noticed even when getting a conventional sharpening that it takes less to get a flat edge when cross-grinding (yes- I love to watch) if you sharpen before you need it. I have even noticed that old enough edges actually get somewhat rounded when skated on for long periods of time. I dunno- I defer to my cutting tools guidelines- it takes more metal off to get a blunt blade sharp than it does to touch it up. Heck- I run two passes after every ice session now and I love my edges. I know that in comparing horrendously blunted edges can take up to 15 passes on the Sparx. Yes- in seven weeks, I have done 14 passes, for example, but then the edge nicks also get mitigated quicker. Also- there is less work hardening because the machine isn’t heating up the blade from all of the contact. What about you lot? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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