SKU TRI6

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  • 2 Arkansas stones (Fine & Medium) & 1 Coarse synthetic stone.
  • Stones Mounted on Rotating Molded Plastic Triangle for Easy Stone Rotation and Identification
  • Molded Plastic Base with Nonskid Rubber Feet for Safety
  • Sharpening Angle Guide Ensures Correct Angle every time

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Price: $29.99

    Description

    Smith's 3-Stone Sharpening System features a 6" Medium Synthetic Stone, 6" Fine Arkansas Stone, and 6" Coarse Synthetic Stone mounted on a molded plastic triangle with handles on the end for easy stone rotation and easy to read stone identification. The sturdy molded plastic base has nonskid rubber feet for safety, V-trough to catch the oil drippings, and is easy to clean. A bottle of Premium Honing Solution and a sharpening angle guide are also included.

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    Instructions

    1. Select the proper stone to use.
      COARSE – Very aggressive and removes lots of metal during the sharpening process. Use to set a new sharp cutting edge on a very dull or damaged blade.
      MEDIUM – Not as aggressive as the COARSE stone, but does remove moderate amounts of metal. Use for next step after starting with COARSE stone, or as a starting point for somewhat dull blades that still have a consistent cutting edge but need to be sharpened.
      FINE – Removes the least amount of metal. Sharpens and polishes the cutting edge at the same time. Use for finishing the cutting edge to razor sharpness.
    2. Put a small amount of Honing Solution on your stone. Don't use a lot of lubricant as a small amount goes a long way. Using a Natural Stone without a lubricant or water will damage and clog your stone. It protects the stone and the cutting edge of the knife or tool by washing away the particle of stone and metal created during the sharpening process. If necessary, water can be used as a substitute.
    3. To insure the proper sharpening angle on your knife, place the yellow Smith's Angle Guide at the end of your stone. This shows you the proper angle we recommend to use in order to obtain the sharpest edge. Next, place your blade flat on the Angle Guide at the end of the stone. Now you are ready to begin the sharpening process.
    4. Push the blade away from you just like you are trying to carve a thin slice off the top of the stone. Don't be afraid to use pressure against the stone while sharpening since it will not damage the stone or your knife. Repeat this pushing stroke 3 or 4 times. Remember, try to keep the same approximate sharpening angle all the time, since this is the key to obtaining the sharpest edge.
    5. To sharpen the other side of your knife, simply place your blade at the opposite end of your Smith sharpening stone and repeat the above steps, but instead of pushing the knife away from you, pull it towards you. Continue to sharpen until you feel that your blade is truly sharp.

    Care:

    Cleaning your stones will keep the pores free of stone and metal particles. After each use, the Arkansas stones should be cleaned by scrubbing vigorously with water, liquid soap, and a stiff nylon brush.

    HONING SOLUTION WARNING: IF INGESTED, DRINK SEVERAL GLASSES OF WATER TO DILUTE. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING UNLESS DIRECTED TO DO SO BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. NEVER GIVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH TO AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.

    Had This For Over 10 Years

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    I originally bought this at lowes when I was 10 years old I always never got any sharp edges out of it so I automatically assumed it was crap. Through the years or acquiring and owning knives I collected a whole host of sharpeners like their precision guide sharpening system and learned how to sharpen knives proficiently through that and learned the fundamentals of getting a burr and removing it and polishing it and stropping it. I am now 21 years old I have the Wicked edge pro pack 2 which was 795$, The Edge Pro Apex 4 which was 290$, The worksharp ken onion edition with blade grinder that's 260$, And a whole host of Japanese water stones. At the end I come back to this it's fast it's very very good and it's affordable learn how to sharpen knives and you can get razor edges with this system. Another thing when you buy this you support the fundamentals of supporting the American economy.

    Private Contractor

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    For the price excellent produce, but needless to say that it is made in the USA when the bottom of the product reads made in China.

    Awesome Sharpening System!

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    This was just what i was looking for! I like using 600 and 1,000 grit stones and this has both! I used it for my new Benchmade Griptilian and it put a shaving sharp edge on in just a few minutes! Im very happy with this system!

    Poor Product, Poor Customer Service

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    Received this as a gift a couple years ago from my wife and have only used it twice. Like new condition and I keep it in its original box for storage. Plastic base has warped and now not easy to use since it now "rocks" easily, not level. Two emails into the company the past few weeks with no reply. Save your money and buy a better product with better service.

    Great Product

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    The other day while we were pulling up carpet in the house for new floors, my wife grabbed one of my fine wood chisels and used it to pry and cut carpet nailing strips from our concrete slab floors. Needles to say the fine edge was destroyed with bad nicks along the edge. I do not have a bench grinder and my old-school sharpening stones were not effective at grinding a new edge, considering the damage. I bought the Tri-6 product and am really pleased. With a little patience I was able to quickly restore an even edge with the coarse stone. The honing solution that came with the kit was very effective. Then I finished the edge with the medium and the fine stone, bringing it to a smooth polished sharp edge. I am now able to shave across wood grain resulting in shavings smaller than angel hair with minimal effort. The little angle wedge that comes with the kit is of little use, but I found that the stable base that holds the stones makes it easy to keep the tools at the right angle with a little practice. I have since gone on-line and ordered two bottles of the honing solution- it is so effective and easier to use than water or oil.