Guide to Easy Sharpening
quick and easy EZE-LAP Sharpening technique gives your
knives and tools a more durable edge that stays sharper
- Determine the angle of your blade,
normally around 7–10° on one side, generally
the more acute the angle the sharper the edge.
- If you’re not sure of the area
of contact with the EZE-LAP sharpener try our “Ink
“test by coating the edge of the knife blade
with a felt tip pen. Rub the EZE-LAP sharpener across
your knife and then look at the knife blade. You will
see the line of contact as the ink is removed, adjust
- Start with a firm pressure for metal
removal to establish the edge, then finish with progressively
lighter strokes to provide the smoothest possible
- Frequently change sides to keep the
metal removal equal ensuring the same angle is maintained.
Diamonds cut in all directions so a simple up/down
or circular action can be used.
- Use your sharpener regularly to maintain
the cutting edge. A light “lick” with
the EZE-LAP across the blade may be all that is required.
- The new EZE-LAP surface will start
off rough. This roughness is due to the final manufacturing
process. It will quickly become very smooth with use
as more and more diamonds are exposed . This is the
way it should be!
- Clean regularly with detergent and
water and your EZE-LAP sharpener will stay in top
condition for years of use.
Hold the knife steady and
lay the diamond shaft flat across the blade, lift the
shaft slightly off the back of the blade, (7–10°)
Using a circular or up/down action rub along the length
of the blade maintaining a consistent angle. Start firmly
and finish with light strokes doing both sides evenly.
Lay the knife flat on
the diamond plate, lift the back of the blade slightly
to give an angle, (7–10°) Using a circular
or up/down motion rub the length of the blade along
and lay the LF flat on the anvil edge, (ground angled
surface) at the manufactured angle, raise the LF slightly
and rub firmly in circles along the length of the blade.
Scissors: sharpen each anvil edge lightly, Knives: hold
the knife steady, rub the LF along both sides of the edge
at a consistent angle.
ground angle of a chisel or planner on the flat diamond
plate. Using a up/down or circular action shape up the
edge. Turn the blade over flat and hone off any fine burr.
A honing guide is recommended. Use firm pressure to quickly
remove nicks and cuts, finish lightly.
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