How to Use Lansky Turn Box Sharpeners
November 14, 2016
Lansky Turn Box Sharpeners can be used for either 1-stage or 2-stage sharpening. The grey Ceramic Rods are for sharpening, and the white Ceramic Rods are for polishing.
Set Up: Always start by placing the turn box on a stable, flat surface at a comfortable working height.
1 Stage Sharpening
Step 1- Choose the type of rods and the angle that you wish to sharpen with (20° or 25°) by placing the sharpening rods in the appropriate guide holes.
Step 2- Hold the base firmly with your non-dominate hand. Make sure your fingers are as far away from the rods as possible while maintaining a firm, controllable grip on the base.
Step 3- With the knife in your dominate hand, place the heel of the blade (closest to the handle) an inch or more below the top of one of the rods.
Step 4- Holding the blade straight up and down (perpendicular to the work surface), draw the blade down the rod and towards you, moving towards the tip of the knife. The motion is similar to slicing bread.
Step 5- Repeat this action on the other rod for the other side of the edge.
Step 6- Continue alternation from rod to rod until you have achieved the desired sharpness.
2 Stage Sharpening
Step 1- Start by placing the rods in the 20º angle holes and follow the sharpening instructions as listed in the 1-stage sharpening above, but do not polish/finish the edge, use only 10-12 strokes on each rod. This is to thin the blade’s edge.
Step 2 – After thinning the blade’s edge, move the rods to the 25° angle holes to finish the edge. Simply follow the same technique used before. This will produce a durable and sharp compound bevel.
**Pro Tip - For best results, avoid rolling the tip of your knife off the rod. This can damage the tip and leave it duller than the rest of the blade. Patience and a slow hand are recommended.
CAUTION: Knife sharpening is an inherently dangerous activity. Used properly this sharpener cannot hurt you but a carelessly handled blade or pointed object can.
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