When sharpening highly polished or coated blades, we recommend the Dual Thumbscrew Soft-Grip Clamp.
Jan 11th, 2016
Sorry to hear about your mishap. You’ll be happy to know we’ve gone back to the original clamp design that helped make Lansky’s controlled-angle sharpening system so popular! The 2016 clamp is made from durable extruded aluminum and can hold almost any blade. It has notched jaws that provide secure and exact blade handling on almost all blades, including most narrow blades 1/2" wide and under. Please email us at: email@example.com for more details.
When sharpening highly polished or coated blades, we recommend the Dual Thumbscrew Soft-Grip Clamp (http://lansky.com/index.php/products/soft-grip-knife-clamp/).
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Jan 26th, 2016
Oct 25th, 2016
Please email us your shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you the original style clamp. I'm sure that you'll really like it, and please keep the rubber-jaw clamp to use as the occasion presents itself.
We designed that clamp in response to customers who wanted a clamp they could use without a screwdriver that wouldn't scratch. Unfortunately, that clamp could not accept the same range of knives as the old style clamp. We only packaged that rubber-jaw clamp with our kits for 1 year, and then we switched back to the original design. Both clamps are available for individual purchase. All kits come packaged with the original clamp now.
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Loosen the front screw. Tighten the back red thumb screw until it is approximately one full turn from being fully tightened. Loosen the front screw of the knife clamp again to accommodate thickness of blade. Attach the clamp to the spine of the knife blade at the center of the blade. Approximately ½ inch of the blade should extend from the end of the clamp. Tighten the front screw again to hold the knife securely. Lock the blade in place by hand tightening the back red thumb screw on the clamp.