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Lansky Deluxe 4-Stone Diamond Sharpening System

Lansky Deluxe 4-Stone Diamond Sharpening System

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How is this site still a thing? 5sec google search has the 5 stone system for $34
its probably not the diamond stones, which cost much more and has only 4 stones?
Just joined massdrop, my fiirst time here. This is the first link i clicked. FYI better version of this are mass-manufactured and sold on amazon UK for much cheaper. What gives????
This diamond deluxe version seems kinda course. Would have preferred a higher grit/strop included. This would be good for reprofiling jobs but you wld have to buy higher grits I think for a decent finish on pocket knives
You can get the 5-stone for a lot less (typically) on Amazon FYI
Is that with the diamond?
No just standard 5-stone but I figured for people that don't need 4-stone Diamond that option is available as well.
I have this set as well as a couple of the finer grit stones (ultra fine and sapphire). Unless you practice a lot with it and learn how to minimize the movement between the rod, clamp, and blade it is pretty hard to get a good edge. I can get my knives shaving sharp now but it took a while to achieve. If you sharpen knives frequently and/or have high-quality ones you want to keep sharp you could put in more time to learn free-hand on a water stone/diamond stone or buy something more expensive to avoid the hassle. I also take a picture of each knife in the clamp during the first sharpening to ensure it's lined up the same way next time. This would also be bad for any blade longer than about 5 inches (13cm), and even that is pushing it. You'll probably have to clamp in at least 2 different spots for long blades (I wouldn't go past 4 inches (10cm) per blade/section).
It's cheaper on Amazon and it's missing the stand or clamp so you can use it.
I bought this set on amazon, which is $63 dollars in US amazon right now. I have to say it is pretty frustrating to use. A needed accessory to this is something to mount the knife clamp on. Lansky's desk clamp which is like $12, or by making your own. This is a needed accessory to this kit, since trying to do anything with this in your right hand is terrible. Even with the desk clamp, the hole it slots into on the knife clamp does not go in all the way. Only half the knife clamp has a hole for the desk clamp to secure it. This clamp is dancing around as you are sharpening, making things inconsistent. I guarantee as you are using this, you will tell yourself, "wow this is kinda stupid." I don't know enough if there is a another sane cheap system like this you can buy instead, just know I really don't look forward to ever breaking this out.
Maybe I should clarify this unit gets the job done, although small, the stones work. The guide holes are quite big so the angle gives some variability as you are sharpening which sucks, but not the biggest deal. At smaller angles you always hit against the knife clamp with your stone, which is the worst. You damage your stone, and the knife clamp this way, if you go for anything under 20 degree's with pocket knife. I wish I sharpened knifes enough to justify getting a real guided sharpening system like the tsprof system.
If your needs are similar to mine, and you mostly need it for kitchen and regular pocket knives even high end ones, I'd look into the work sharp electric sharpenders which would cost a little more than this unit. I hear they have a slightly rounded knife edge like a knife after polishing on leather, rather than a more traditional V shaped edge. Also their electric units are not prone to messing up on the tips of curved knives, such as the angle based clamp systems like lansky's are prone to.
?????????????????? $ 71.43 for New Jersey. Massdrop wtf its 62 shipped on amazon. You guys are really dropping the ball lately.
Pretty sure I just got the 5 stone kit from here in January for 35$
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You ever hear about S110V? I think I mentioned it earlier. It's one of the toughest steels on the market with remarkable edge retention, and a huge pain to work with.
Also, good for you for keeping your knives sharp. Which ones do you have, and what steels do they use?
Ever catch a few hundred panfish between a dozen people and need to clean them all? And any serious knife work outdoors or in the kitchen will cause some serious sharpening to be required at some very soon point in the future.
I got this same kit from MD for 37.99 back in August. 59.99 is way to high a price.
Nope , new blade guy was right. MD had the diamond kit on sale for under $40 back in August.
Looks like same system available on Amazon US & Canada for less.
and they are garbage, bought one earlier this year and glad I didn't pay quite this much for the exact same thing
Just spend the money and buy some dmt diamond stones....they'll last a lifetime and are dead flat for getting an edge...don't ever go cheap on sharpening equipment, it'll always end in regret.
I have had my Lansky system since 1995. It still functions perfectly. DMT is quality stuff but you have to guess your angle. It is good for large things like axes and machetes.
I mean if you camber your edge then you really only have to be vaugely accurate, at least I've found, now on knives and stuff thats not true, I'm talking about plane irons and chisels, but you can make a honing guide for knives for next to nothing, all you need is the tiniest piece of square wood, and then you just cut an angle on it and rest the blade on it as you sharpen.
$62 on Amazon. For prime members that comes to $5 less than MD after shipping. I've been looking forward to this drop for months. Guess I'll keep waiting.
Bought one of these and returned it. Just not accurate enough and build quality was fair. Jm2cw.
you would be better off with an apex pro clone from china than this.....
not with any hard steel. Those clone kits come with very low quality stones.
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What does a (potentially) lower overall cost at Amazon for the 4-stone system have to do with the OP’s comment about the 4-stone versus 5-stone systems?
Just giving OP another option (whether it's faster/cheaper or not). You'd think something as simple as a link would be intuitive but I guess not for everyone.
To people considering this drop:
I purchased This on the last drop. Since purchase I’ve used it abou15-20 times, and I am not at all impressed First, the build qual is obismal. Dreadfully rough pot metal and aluminum castings, and crusty tapped holes for the Thumb and machine screws. It’s almost impossible to get a good and consistent hold on the blade, as it really only takes knives with a flat heel. Second, the angle is almost always compound, as the blades are not a constant radio curve. It’s a chore to get a consistent edge angle, to say the least. Third the stones are poor quality. This one is perhaps Can be discribed in the words of a faithful old axiom: you get what you pay for.... well in this case I would say you don’t get what you pay for. I should also state that I very rarely write reviews as negative as this.
Best regards, Groobsnack
I completely agree with this review. I have similar complaints and honestly I just don't use this kit anymore. I've gone back to my old sharpening stones without fancy add-ons because this kit is a pain to set up and doesn't work well. I got it to lessen the time I spend sharpening, but it has had the opposite effect.
Thanks for the review, I've read a few reviews about this already, and too many state this sharpening system is not what expected. I have the Smith's 3 in 1 knife sharpener and Smith's Tri-Hone Sharpening System, I wanted something different. This won't be it though.
I was going to observe, as many other of these comments indicate, that this is not a savings! Most other drops on which I've jumped in appear to represent substantial to fairly supstantial savings. ...or am I fooling myself? What's everybody's experience: mass drops -- not good / good / great value?
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I did not miss anything. Your reply seems defensive, not, "entitled and whiny;" so no need to be so hard on yourself. Futhermore, I would think MD would appreciate its members working collectively to the benifit of the MD community: that is the basis of this model, no? ...getting all ass-burned when other contributing members asks for clarification or observe a drop may not be all its cut out to be, does not seem terribly helpful. But what do I know? Maybe you missed when I wrote: Most... drops... appear to represent substantial...savings. I like what MD is doing... I will tell you is this: you would have appeared much less ignorant if you had simply ended your response with your explaination of the buying process, challanges, etc. and left out, "If someone makes an online purchase and doesn't cross shop... I have no pity for them. A fool and their money are soon parted..." It seems to me that, I would not be criticising and judging others for noticing or trusting: shooting the messanger does not negate the message or change the fact that this may not be a great buy. I appreciate it when others in the community share their observations and experiences and, truth be told, I appreciate you mentioning your experience with the previous drop: Its interesting and helpful. Your attacs... not so much.
Well posting allows people that just assume MD has the best deals all the time. And educates them this is not the truth. Plus I appreciate when people post the URL of other sites with deals. Or do price comparisons, as every new drop the comments stay attached. And gives you a good idea of past prices. I have had to call MB on prices in the past just With the info posted in comments. Even to the point they charged the price because it was more expensive then previous drop
$1.25 cheaper than Walmart
Watch at this time stamp ^ Included
  • Extra coarse diamond stone (70 grit)
  • Coarse diamond stone (120 grit)
  • Medium diamond stone (280 grit)

  • Fine diamond stone (600 grit)
  • Knife clamp
  • Sharpening hones on color-coated, finger-grooved safety holders
  • Guide rod for each stone
  • Honing oil
  • Extra long knife clamp screws
  • Custom-molded storage/carrying case
  • Multi-lingual instructions

Yep... soap and water, so your diamond stone rusts right away. I use diamond lapping fluid by trend with my three 8" ultra-sharp diamond stones.
Seems like a lot of people are comparing this to the $34 system on Amazon but this is a different kit. This is for the diamond kit the $34 kit doesn't have the diamond stones but it does have five stones instead of four.
With that being said, this same kit on Amazon is cheaper by about $6, after shipping for me, and you wouldn't have to wait a month for it.

Basic Kit ---
Diamond Kit ---
I literally payed $37 for this on Amazon the other day with Prime shipping.
Tax and shipping make this $75.87. It's $68.91 shipped through Amazon. You guys are going to have to do better, Massdrop.
maybe we can get a KME or Ken Onion Worksharp drop?
The work sharp dropped a little in price but its still not enough to justify the cost for me yet. The lesser work sharp is much cheaper than the KO version but the small differences make me want the KO way more. IMO the price difference between the two arent justified. I think the KO would be a good value for around $100
I bought this same kit on aug 7 for $44.74 total on md why is it so much more now?
This same set was only $36.99 during the previous drop, less than 6 weeks ago. Why the $26 price hike?
FWIW, I bought this same set for $24.00 from in February, 2016. So this price is insane.
Received the unit today, had serious packaging issues.
1. Not padded well to keep things from bouncing around, just loose in a oversized box. 2. Clamshell packaging not sealed, so picking it up resulted in all the items falling out. 3. Included oil... and instructions NOT TO USE THE OIL
Overall it sharpens well, but leaves a horrible finish. Definitely need some time with a very fine, hard stone to clean it up.
It appears it would be very handy for putting/rebuilding an edge, but not something I would want to use every time.
Same issue here. Bits strewn about, package not even sealed. Pathetic.
I MISSED THE DROP AGAIN -_- any idea of when the next Lansky drop will be?
Will this kit be good for sharpening kitchen knives?
It seems that some individuals may be confused about this product.
Lansky manufactures and sells a number of similar precision sharpening systems, which can be viewed here:
This drop is for a the Lansky Deluxe 4-Stone/Hone Diamond Controlled-Angle Sharpening System, which contains four monocrystalline diamond hones. This diamond kit currently sells for $72.34 on Amazon, so the drop price of $36.99 plus shipping costs seems to be a good deal, if the product performs in a superior manner, and is durable and long lived.
Lansky also makes another deluxe sharpening kit (Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone/Hone Sharpening System) that does not contain monocrystalline diamond hones, but instead contains four alumina and one ceramic hones. This kit was featured on another recent drop, and currently sells for $39,99 on Amazon.
Please keep in mind that this drop does not include the Universal pedestal mount, which if you watch the video, shows the Deluxe 4 Stone/Hone Diamond Controlled-Angle Sharpening System mounted on the pedestal.
You will have to purchase the pedestal separately, (between $12 and $15) and I do not really see how you could practically use the sharpening without the pedestal, unless you clamped it in a vise to a workbench.
I did notice that the Amazon ratings only came in at 60% at the five star level, and 19% at the 4 star level.
This means that 21% (7% 3 star, 6% 2 star, 8% 1 star) thought that it was a mediocre to poor product, and I noticed that many claimed that it was poorly made, and that they had return issues with Amazon.
It seems that the item must only be returned to Lansky if you are not happy.
The Deluxe five Stone/Hone system got only slightly better reviews.
I was also looking at the DMT Diafold systems, but they come in with about the same ratings, and Smiths is even worse.
Anyone have any experience with the Lansky system, would live to hear your opinion.
I have used the Lansky system for about 15 years. No real problem with quality at all and I have 3 of them. My father-in-law had one and passed away so I have that one, I was in Alaska and wanted one there and then my first one that I bought. There is a bit of a learning curve but it works and I get extremely sharp edges at angles I choose.