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Thread: Maybe I shouldn't have sharpened my Benriner

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    I was using mine for a bit till i realized that I could do the work faster with a knife...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I was using mine for a bit till i realized that I could do the work faster with a knife...........
    which is precisely why i gave mine away to a friend, after it had sat on a shelf collecting dust for a long time. it was fun to use until i had that realization, though.

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    I would spend 30-40 on a rockin' blade for my Benriner! I agree, though, that it would awesome to have at least a little "nub" to hold onto while sharpening... I once picked it up after doing something random in the kitchen and started sharpening only to realize that I was pushing the just sharpened edge... took my thumb 1/2 and hour to stop bleeding.

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    I love the feel of a freshly sharpened benrinner. Was just telling one of my co-workers last week how I was thinking about a custom blade for and how sick it would be, something i would definetly spend money on.

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    1st no pic diddint happen
    2nd A bron blade would be better as that mandolin last 10x longer then the plastic ones, think benrinner was made to be disposable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    1st no pic diddint happen
    After a couple days:


    Just a nick really. All better now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Real men don't use hand guards.
    I daresay you can't get the last bits of a piece of food cut evenly and quickly without the handguard. It's a safety device, but it also creates a better interface for the whole cutting system. It's not designed to by used by hand, and I find it clunky when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    I daresay you can't get the last bits of a piece of food cut evenly and quickly without the handguard. It's a safety device, but it also creates a better interface for the whole cutting system. It's not designed to by used by hand, and I find it clunky when I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    this is precisely why i wear a cut resistant glove when i use my mandolin.
    Truth. I don't care if it takes an extra minute to find the stupid ugly thing and put it on, there's no way I'm using a mandolin without one.

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    God I just saw the name of this thread and it made me sick to my stomach. I HATE using mandolines. I saw a horrible accident early in my cooking career and just tried to avoid them ever since.

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