Charlies Wheel Slicing Edge Standard Kit, 8 X.75 Kit, 1/2 Hole.
Charlie's Wheel Slicing Edge Sharpening System. Contains sharpening wheel and polishing wheel made to fit any 1/2 inch shaft bench grinder. Use these wheels to put a professional quality, razor sharp, burr-free edge on your cutlery. Each 8 in. x 3/4 in. wheel will sharpen 300-400 knives before requiring reconditioning. Includes one CW-2 reconditioning kit. Easy to use. Grinder not included.
- 1 gritted sharpening wheel (220 grit silicon carbide). 5/8 inch hole in center.
- 1 slotted polishing wheel. 5/8 inch hole in center.
- 2 bushing adapters if needed to adapt to 1/2 inch hole in center.
- 2.5 ounces of white rouge... used to polish the knife edge.
- 2 ounces of goose grease... used to lubricate the sharpening wheel to reduce heat.
- 2 ounces of 220 silicon carbide grit... used to refurbish the sharpening wheel 3-4 times. That's enough to sharpen over 1500 times!
Not many people are into sharpening knives to be razor sharp, the reason is because the traditional method (whetstones) take far too much time. In fact, it takes so long that most people become disheartened to precision sharpening. For a very rough comparison of sharpening time: 20-30 mins with a stone is equal to 1 min with these monsters, and with harder steel, such as D2: 40 mins on stones ~= 1 min with wheels. I can not over-state how great these are.
I spent 3 hours attempting to set an edge on a D2 steel knife with diamond files and stones. It looked great, but it was never truly sharp. Within 5 mins with these wheels, it was my sharpest knife that I own.
Advantages (over traditional methods):
Convex/ appleseed edges are stronger and will hold an edge for longer.
Much more forgiving than a stone.
I've used these wheels for years. Fantastic product.
These wheels work well. The first wheel grinds an edge, then the second wheel polishes that edge to a high level of sharpness. There is a technique to doing this. you must hold the knife at the correct angle (instructions are included) and grind the whole length of the knife at that angle. Then spin it around and do the other side. Once you are happy with the grinding you move on to polishing. Polishing is the same as grinding in regards to knife angle and technique. Practice on a few older knives to get the technique before you start on your really good cutlery. And be careful, the wheel spins fast and you do have a knife in your hands. Banging it into the wheel could send the knife flying.
Very easy to learn to use, great to have sharp knives again, the wife loves it even more, sharp, sharp, sharp.
I had to practice to get the hang of it but once I figured it out it was easy. Now I can very quickly get extremely sharp edges on all of my knives and on our family's kitchen knives. I am very pleased with the purchase. I have successfully sharpened about 3 dozen knives, several with long blades over 8" and still there is no sign of losing effectiveness on the gritted wheel.
If you want razor sharp knives, this is the easiest way to do it. I won't use anything else.
Wow. If the more expensive Razor Sharp wheels work better, I'd lose a finger. These rock. five minute learning curve.
I recieved this paper wheel sharpening kit for Christmas, Installed it on my grinder to give it a try. Some friends had said it worked great for them But you know one's a fisherman and they keep their knifes sharp with stones I guess Anyhow after the first knife I had the angle down flat and within an hour every knife in my house was razor sharp I mean shaving paper off an 1/8 of an inch at a time. I'm ordering a couple more to send to my brothers. It's great I mean razor sharp!!!! And easy like 2 minutes a knife.
Sharp as a razor! Well worth the money, best sharpening wheels I have ever used.
These paper wheels work well on most grinders to sharpen virtually any edged tools and all kinds of knives. The gritted wheel is simple to use--at least until you have to replace the grit. Then it takes a bit of practice. (Watch a few youtube videos first.) The slotted wheel is very good for the final polish. It's like a paper strop. However, because it's slotted, if the knife is held against the wheel with the rotation in the wrong direction, the blade will catch in the slots and snap the blade off. When the blade is snapped off, the wheel will hurl it across the room. The lesson here is make sure every time the blade touches the wheel the orientation is correct. Paper wheels are easy to damage. Minor damage can be sanded off and the wheel redressed. I like paper wheels because they are an inexpensive way to sharpen a knife far better than pull through sharpeners, and they work almost as well as the Japanese water wheels and leather strop wheels.
I have always done all my sharpening by hand using Arkansas stones; a grinding wheel was used only when a completely re-cut edge was needed. These wheels literally can make almost any blade razor sharp. The best part is that because of the hard paper wheels, it is really difficult to damage a blade, unlike a stone grinding wheel. I was reluctant to mount 8 inch wheels on a 6 inch grinder, but it works perfectly, allowing the extra space needed for a large knife.