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Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

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The USA is only 4.3% of the world population, I wish Americans would stop going on about how it's cheaper on Amazon or Walmart or whatever, I can't find it cheaper than Massdrop.
rthorntn
And what percentage of MD customers are US residents? If the company wants to have “MD International” to offer uncompetitive prices for foreign customers, they should do so, but it’s tiresome to see many Blades drops that are the same price (or worse) than many popular US retailers offer. Currently, this is $36.74 on Amazon (US) with free shipping. Now if MD threw in a free stand...
rthorntn
"I wish Americans would stop going on about how it's cheaper on Amazon..." This website is free for anyone to use and what you meant to say is that you wish Americans would stop posting things that aren't relevant to you. Which is a pretty selfish and ignorant thing to say considering this sites traffic is ~50% from the United States, followed by Canada at 5% and the rest is other various countries, either way non-Americans such as yourself are hugely in the minority.
Get one, it’s great sharpening system. But remember to get the stand as well. Also get some diamond stone and the sapphire one for mirror polished finish
massdrop01
Love the sapphire stone. But I've been using a Lansky sharpening system for something like 25 years now, and I've never had a stand. I have no problem at all holding the blade and guide in one hand, and the stone in the other. At least for pocket knives, that's always worked perfectly for me.
Hi guys, just a heads up on sharpening: Regardless of which sharpening system you use (I use rods or free hand india stones), DO NOT use 70 grit or 120 grit on your knives. If your knife is that badly damaged, send it out for repair. 70 and 120 grit will chew your steel up. The steel will shape fast but you're removing a lot of material. Once experienced, you'll find that most sharpening can be done with a couple quick, and few strokes with 400-600, and some stropping. Rods work wonders for touch ups.
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The Lansky Deluxe Five Stone Sharpening System is widely available on numerous sites, and has been around for quite some time.
The final delivered cost between Massdrop, and other sites is very similar, and the historical range has basically been in the low thirties to the mid forties for several years...
For example, the delivered cost from Massdrop is currently $36.49, and most individuals will not currently pay any sales tax when purchasing on Massdrop.
Amazon offers the same product for $33.19 delivered, plus sales tax if applicable, which in my area is 6.5% additional, so $35.35 total, which is still a bit better than Massdrop, and you won;t have to wait very long to receive it. If you have Prime, you will receive it in two days with second day free shipping.
Walmart has the Lanky system for the same price ($33.19) as Amazon, but you must spend at least $35 to get free shipping, so perhaps you can add a small add on product to your order, or simply just drive to the nearest Walmart, and pick up the Lansky system for no additional cost, except again I have to pay the sales tax of 6.5% in my area, so basically the exact same price as Amazon on 5/25/2018.
In my case, I have numerous Walmart stores withing a few minutes drive of my home, so $35.35 which includes the sales tax, would be the best deal, at least for me, and I can get my $20 oil change, and pick up a gallon of milk, and some bananas while I am there. LOL
You can also find the Lansky Deluxe Five Stone Sharpening System on EBAY for $35.49, (delivered) with free shipping and you probably will pay no sales tax, so EBAY looks like the best deal if you don't want to leave your house.
I'd love to see the Lansky Deluxe Five Stone Sharpening System at a sub $30 price delivered, say like $25.00, but so far no luck.
20¢ cheaper than amazon with a long wait... What a saving!
Xaliax
By Grabthar's Hammer, what savings!
(to repeat another member's disappointment) The clamp that was illustrated in the drop showed the deluxe soft clamp but what was delivered was the standard non padded clamp. I am NOT a happy camper. It amounts to bait and switch false advertising. Unhappy and disappointed...
Mine only has one knob instead of 2
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Quanle
The clamp that was illustrated in the drop showed the deluxe soft clamp but what was delivered was the standard non padded clamp. I am NOT a happy camper. It amounts to bait and switch false advertising. Massdrop is not dealing straight with their customers. Unhappy and disappointed...
Quanle
They improved the system with removing the 2nd nob which got in the way of the rod/sharpening stone when working on your knife.
can delivery be made to the United Kingdom?
jimmck
Yes, but shipping will cost $21.50, and you may have to pay customs fees on arrival.
Just click on 'Join Drop' to see a checkout page with options and shipping costs.
This thing was such a piece of junk that I sent it back to Amazon and got my $30 back
I got this the last time around. What a pain in the butt to use! holy crap...the clamps don't have any rubber on them, so clamping it hard enough to actually secure the blade is a pain. the sharpening motion is very awkward. I absolutely hate the system.
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I actually havent used it on any recurves but I do know there are a ton of YouTube videos that would probably go over it. It’s not dummy proof, you do have to pay close attention to the instructions, but once you get it down, it’s fairly easy to be consisten. The biggest challenge is that many factories sharpen by hand and the angles are almost never exact on each side. But it’s usual best to sharpen at whatever angle is sharpest, for example if one side is 19 degrees and the other is 20, just try to sharpen both at 19, that’s just what’s been easiest for me, otherwise one side will have a higher bevel than the other.
Round stones/rods for recurve blades. Flat won't all hit the blade areas. Just throwing it out there in case others dont know.
Today, 1/29/2018, I can basically just make the same comment that I made the last time this drop was promoted by Massdrop.
This product was available on Amazon for most of November, and part of December for only $30.99, with free shipping.
Right now the "special" price on Massdrop, (36.99 + $3.50 shipping = $40.49 total), is higher than Amazon, ($38.91), when you consider shipping fees charged by Massdrop.
So the product costs less on Amazon if you do not pay tax to Amazon in your state of residence.
The price will probably eventually drop on Amazon, so I see no need to purchase now, as the price will likely drop again on Amazon.
So you could purchase now on Amazon, and have the product for essentially the same price in a couple of days, or if not something that you really need now, just wait for the inevitable price drop.
In my eyes Massdrop is just another for profit business organization, or company, and not a charity where I make contributions; and like any business organization that I choose to do business with, I am all about purchasing anything that I need, or want at steeply discounted prices.
If I don't find the price that I want, I just simply wait, or forego the purchase, until it reaches my desired price.
Simple, unemotional, practical, frugal.
Sadly, I rarely see that on Massdrop, and when you do find what I might call a deal, they wipe out the discount with the shipping costs.
This looks like an excellent way to cut myself.
Would this one be good for my s35vn and m390?
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I use a Wicked Edge, which has been fantastic in my experience. I also hear a lot about Edge Pro Apex systems being great. I've heard that there are some really nice but cheap copy cats of the Edge Pro out there if you aren't keen on dropping $400+ on a Wicked Edge for $250+ on an Edge Pro.
Cferrer1983
Works fine on S35VN.
I own several sets of different types and find that these do an excellent job. Takes a bit of practice but after some experimentation on cheaper blades, I can shave with most of my knives. Steel from 4mov to M390 to s30v. The better steels I start with diamond and finish with Arkansas and then strop.
Basically the same price on Amazon.
Divisi0n
$38.91, so not exactly. But probably worth spending the ~$4 on getting it within two days versus Massdrop's multiple weeks.
I snagged this on the last drop, I'll say it is fairly good product. It does have some accessories, the one I recommend as a must is the C-clamp, it's pretty much essential unless you have little hands.
Where is this listed for 76.00?? On their own site it is listed for 50. That is some shady shit. It's false advertising for sure. Pretty garbage thing to do to people massdrop.
As someone else has stated, this product was available on Amazon for most of last month, and part of December for only $30.99, with free shipping.
Right now the "special" price on Massdrop, is basically the same as Amazon when you consider shipping fees charged by Massdrop.
Actually the product costs less on Amazon if you do not pay tax to Amazon in your state of residence.
The price will probably drop on Amazon, (and remember...the estimated ship date is January 19th, 2018), so you won't be receiving this product very soon anyway, so I see no need to purchase now, as the price will likely drop again on Amazon.
So you could purchase now on Amazon, and have the product for essentially the same price in a couple of days, or if not something that you really need now, just wait for the inevitable price drop.
In my eyes Massdrop is just another for profit business organization, or company, and not a charity where I make contributions; and like any business organization that I choose to do business with, I am all about purchasing anything that I need, or want at steeply discounted prices.
If I don't find the price that I want, I just simply wait, or forego the purchase, until it reaches my desired price.
Simple, unemotional, practical, frugal.
Sadly, I rarely see that on Massdrop, and when you do find what I might call a deal, they wipe out the discount with the shipping costs.
My Christmas wish is that Massdrop will someday get down and dirty with their pricing model, and price negotiations, and then you might see the thousand individuals who requested this product actually commit to make the purchase.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
I've had this set for 15 years and have probably used it 50-100 times. It's my goto system for anything other than a quick 30 second sharpening. Mine came in a plastic folding case to hold the components. If I didn't have this case I would have lost or broken some of the components. I would highly recommend buying a set that includes the case, or have a good plan to store all this stuff.
Does this system come with the knife clamp pictured with the rubber jaws or with the standard clamp without rubber?
Dave.GreatBig
The clamp that was illustrated in the drop showed the deluxe soft clamp but what was delivered was the standard non padded clamp. I am NOT a happy camper. It amounts to bait and switch false advertising. Massdrop is not dealing straight with their customers. Unhappy and disappointed...
So there were over 1000 votes to bring this drop back..but less than 100 buys. did everybody just change their mind or find something better?
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pullup188
As someone else has stated, this product was available on Amazon for most of last month, and part of December for only $30.99, with free shipping.
Right now the "special" price on Massdrop, is basically the same as Amazon when you consider shipping fees charged by Massdrop.
Actually the product costs less on Amazon if you do not pay tax to Amazon in your state of residence.
The price will probably drop on Amazon, (and remember...the estimated ship date is January 19th, 2018), so you won't be receiving this product very soon anyway, so I see no need to purchase now, as the price will likely drop again on Amazon.
So you could purchase now on Amazon, and have the product for essentially the same price in a couple of days, or if not something that you really need now, just wait for the inevitable price drop.
In my eyes Massdrop is just another for profit business organization, or company, and not a charity where I make contributions; and like any business organization that I choose to do business with, I am all about purchasing anything that I need, or want at steeply discounted prices.
If I don't find the price that I want, I just simply wait, or forego the purchase, until it reaches my desired price.
Simple, unemotional, practical, frugal.
Sadly, I rarely see that on Massdrop, and when you do find what I might call a deal, they wipe out the discount with the shipping costs.
My Christmas wish is that Massdrop will someday get down and dirty with their pricing model, and price negotiations, and then you might see the thousand individuals who requested this product actually commit to make the purchase.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
Msilverhammer
That's the same thing I ran into with the ergotech monitor arm. Due to the whole pricing I was better off just getting it on Amazon. I at this point only get things that may exists only on Massdrop or if Amazon just doesn't sell the product at the price it should be.
Use the lansky diamond kit for high carbide steel. Use this kit for anything not super steel.
It will get some super steel sharp but ceramic will reduce the edge life and cause carbide tear out because ceramic is not as hard as the carbides in the steel.
There is documentation and pictures of this on bladeforums
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you can absolutely switch to ceramics/waterstones after about 1000 grit diamond for supersteels. Anything over 1K JIS is basically a polishing stone anyways. You won't get the same kind of tear out you do on lower grit stones.
Even using all standard bench splash-and-go stones (shapton pro) I don't actually notice any "carbide tear out" causing my supersteels to dull quicker, but it doesn't mean it's not there. The diamond does make quicker work of setting bevels though. I've also had excellent success getting quick edges on supersteels up to S110V on shapton glass stones.
PigmonkeY
I wouldn't advise it, but whatever works for you.
I bought my set plus the stand on Amazon with free shipping before the price on both items jumped. Packaging (original plastic clamshel) was crap, just like complaints here. Pieces were scattere, luckily nothing chipped and the oil didn't leak. I like the set, and the security of being able to not stress over keeping the angle consistent when I hold the knife. Once I have the set out, swapping sides and stones is quick and easy. I did 5 knives the first time I played with it. Swapping knives is annoying and you will want tape or chamois cloth inside the clamp to protect the blade from scratches.
I got this on Amazon for $33 last month with free shipping. I have sharpened 4 knives with it. The first was in 440C, another in D2, one in VG10 and M390. All sharpened well. You need to take your time with these and they work reasonably well. Finished them all with a strop. For the money, it does well. Keep in mind that the angle is dictated by the size of the knife being sharpened and adjust accordingly.
Order it on amazon. It's $39 with two day shipping if you have prime. only like a dollar more than you'd pay on here to get it some time in november.
$22 shipping to UK :(. Shame as it was a great deal for us before that..
I've tried systems like this before with so so results. Perhaps I'm not seeing the benefit but so many pieces and people commenting it doesn't hold the knife well, screw stripped out, add a piece of tape to make it hold better, not a stable working platform, etc. What a pain in the ass. For crying out loud get a Arkansas whetstone or a diamond stone and learn how to sharpen your shit. There is no way in hell this system gets anything sharper than I do on my three 10" Arkansas stones, all my knives are like razor blades. Just sayin if you use this you are making your life more difficult than it has to be.
stevefury68
This 100%
Jesus christ, massdrop. Nearly 8 dollars for shipping and you didn't even tape the box closed, and stufffed it with popped bubble wrap. Come on. Stuff strewn about, flopping around the box. Don't even know if anything is missing.
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OK guys, here it is from the horse's mouth: I phoned the Lansky company and spoke to one of their experts, and here is what he said: First, there is a bit of a learning curve to this. How steep, well, "that depends upon you." A few caveats: He did point out that unless you're particularly precise, this system could end up putting two separate edges on something like an 8" chef's knife, for example. He also pointed out that it's great on knives up to 5" in length, but if you don't know the original blade angle, you might well be putting a new angle on your blade, so he suggested phoning the knife company to learn the blade angle before you commence sharpening. The photo shows someone sharpening a knife while holding the apparatus in his hand. That can only be done by an expert. Lansky sells a device that you can clamp onto a table that will hold everything in place. Highly recommended.
Swiss Army knives use a particularly hard steel, so you'll have to work a bit harder on them. The good news is that Victorinox will sharpen any Swiss Army knife for free. All you need to do is send it in to their headquarters in Shelton, CT., along with a nominal sum for shipping, and they'll return the knife to you in its original condition, and that includes the other tools on the knife.
Also, the Lansky website has several other stones that can enhance the sharpening experience and give you some awesome results.
In short, it's a very good knife sharpener for what it does; you just need to know what it does. And by the way, I pulled the trigger on this model. I have some stones left over from a previous lifetime, but it's time to renew, and pick up some new stones as well.
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Is there an online reference somewhere that explains what the varjous types of steel (420HC, 12C27, 14C28, D2, etc.) are?
Mekratrig
All steel components is easy to find online by simply search on google. Victorinox does not indicate the steel they use. However, if you sharp or deal with enough steel, you can basically tall the hardness just by sharpen it. 400 series stainless steel use to be most common to use on blade, 440C was the best steel on a blade for a well due to the high carbon and stainless nature. 420HC is 420 high carbon which is a shitty steel unless it heat treated well, like buck 420HC. however, it will still be less than most high end steel, it will be soft. 12C27m or 14C28n are sandvik steel you can find the info on google easily, the difference between those two are meanly C,Cr and Mn. in an other word, 14c28n is harder, and more stainless than 12c27m D2 is a tool steel, not stainless at all...so it will rust on yo, but it is super tough and hard, it can keep a edge than every thing above and and take a beat like a boss. there are also other tool steel like O1, A2 etc.... You can learn more by simply search on line or even better, use them yourself... If you have a good understanding of chemistry, I will suggest you to search all the components of different steels, it will help you you to understand it better.
Why there is no shipping to Russia?
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silverspurr59
I appreciate your honesty. I'm sure the Secret Service will too. How you thought it was a good idea to ever say something so stupid, on a website with ALL your real info, is beyond me. LOLOLOL Enjoy your visit and job loss I guess.😉