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Works well as long as you adjust it FIRST,
This review is from: Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System (Sports)
Thought I would write a review to point out a few issues that you need to address BEFORE you begin using this system to actually sharpen a knife. This type of system is capable of producing a consistent angle, but it must be adjusted FIRST. There are two thing you have to do. The first is to insert the rods from the bottom into the hole with the thumb screw, the bottom being the side with the stone, then you need to use a very level surface and bend and adjust the rod until it lays level with the stone surface. The angle of the stone should extend all the way up the length of the rod. This is critical as the rods are all over the place out of the box. The next thing you need to do is check the angle of the clamp itself. The angle of the part with the angle holes needs to be at exactly 90 degrees to the part where you clamp the knife. This needs to be checked on both sides. I did this using a playing card. This wasn't as far off as the rods, but still wasn't correct. You also need to re-check the rods ever so ofter and make sure you don't apply any real downward pressure when using them or the rod will bow slightly and cause the angle to change.
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2012 11:45:02 AM PST
The instructional video states the samething that you need to make sure the guide rods are straight and if you need to just gently bend them.
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