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    Thinning of whole blade

    So,

    Could i ask You guys to share what do you use when heavy thinning is due.

    Few weeks ago i took my 6 year old Exxent for thinning, and one side took me 12 hours - without polishing
    It is done now, but I know i will have that kind of battles also in the future.
    Which of the DMT's are going to be better fot that kinda job? The so called Diamond whetstone or the Diasharp? I defintely will use it also for flattening.

    Or is there anything better? [no power tools]

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    Knife makers use power tools to thin because its the best way. Choose the best tools for the job.

    Thinning an entire blade on stones is like serving a buffet banquet with a teaspoon.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    I agree with Rockbox!
    I have another one. It's like fighting a house fire with a super soaker.
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    But what if a super soaker is all you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booink View Post
    But what if a super soaker is all you have?

    Then you call the fire department. There is no point in spending days working on something unless its just for a learning experience. How much is your time worth? The equipment is not that expensive.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    And you can literally kill a DMT plate doing this. I wore through an entire 220 grit Norton stone doing one major thinning project. It's NOT worth it....it can be fun though.

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    What do you guys use then? Grinders or belt sanders?

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    Belt grinders/sanders or disk sander/grinder. I've been using this for the last few years.

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    Is that a Delta belt sander? I've been looking for a belt sander for a few other reasons, so I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heirkb View Post
    Is that a Delta belt sander? I've been looking for a belt sander for a few other reasons, so I'm curious.

    Its a craftsman I bought for 99 dollars. I think it sells for 129 dollars now. The main thing is to make sure can get a decent variety of belts for the size. That is the main reason I just bought a new 2x72 grinder.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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