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Inferno 10-03-2009 02:48 AM

Skate Sharpener?
 
anyone have one? any suggestions on what brand to buy? I want one for personal use since i really like super sharp skates and ideally would have em sharpened before every game (but since i can play up to 5-6 times a week, that gets too expensive way too quick).

used probably be the way to go.

DevilsFan38 10-03-2009 07:45 AM

I've never sharpened skates so I have no personal experience, but I'd get one of these: http://www.blackstonesport.com/.

The FBV seems to be the new thing in skate sharpening, I've never used it but there's a huge thread on another forum I post on and everyone who has used it seems to love it.

Gunnar Stahl 30 10-03-2009 10:59 AM

just get a deeper hollow

forbs02 10-04-2009 01:26 PM

I'm a big fan of the blademaster systems. http://www.blademaster.ca They are pretty expensive though. A cheaper brand to look at is EZ sharp. It's the sharpener I learned on and it does a good job. Stay away from Wissota. It's cheap but they are a pain to use.

hkyplayer03 10-04-2009 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by forbs02 (Post 21423148)
I'm a big fan of the blademaster systems. http://www.blademaster.ca They are pretty expensive though. A cheaper brand to look at is EZ sharp. It's the sharpener I learned on and it does a good job. Stay away from Wissota. It's cheap but they are a pain to use.

how much do one of those blademaster systems cost for a single user? if under $1000 I'd definitely consider buying one.

doobie604 10-05-2009 02:49 PM

brand new, over 2500 i believe, under a grand gets you a Wissota

shoeshine boy 10-05-2009 05:24 PM

I have a Wissota and it does the job wonderfully. Blackstone has a new personal machine for under $900 but I don't know anyone that has one.
one bit of advice: no matter how tempting it is don't sharpen you skates before EVERY game. you'll wear your steel down too fast.

Hockeyfan68 10-06-2009 10:03 PM

Holy crapperoni I wish I had my own sharpener. You guys rule it.

I would save some cash during the year ... $5 a pop here and I use a shallow hollow so they dull even faster.

NigelSPNKr 10-07-2009 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilsFan38 (Post 21394936)
I've never sharpened skates so I have no personal experience, but I'd get one of these: http://www.blackstonesport.com/.

The FBV seems to be the new thing in skate sharpening, I've never used it but there's a huge thread on another forum I post on and everyone who has used it seems to love it.



I love Flat Bottom, same bite more glide, wont go back if i have the choice.

DevilsFan38 10-07-2009 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by CanadaBacon (Post 21477196)
I love Flat Bottom, same bite more glide, wont go back if i have the choice.

I would loooove to try it, unfortunately there aren't any places by me that have it.

vivianmb 10-10-2009 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Inferno272 (Post 21394262)
anyone have one? any suggestions on what brand to buy? I want one for personal use since i really like super sharp skates and ideally would have em sharpened before every game (but since i can play up to 5-6 times a week, that gets too expensive way too quick).

used probably be the way to go.

i own a wissota 911. it cost me about 850 in 2003.
www.wissota.com

Placebo Effect 10-10-2009 04:55 PM

Is it easy to learn how to sharpen? I've never done it before but looking to maybe start soon. Going to try FBV, if I like it I'll go with Blackstone.

cptjeff 10-10-2009 05:24 PM

It's not that hard. It takes a little time and effort to practice and get the feel down, but if you understand what you're trying to do it's not hard at all.

AHF 10-10-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by One95 (Post 21528292)
Is it easy to learn how to sharpen?

Practice makes perfect. It can be a little intimidating at first, but you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.

happyhab* 10-16-2009 01:09 PM

What about those cheap portable handheld sharpners, are they any good??

Saved* 10-16-2009 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by happyhab (Post 21626815)
What about those cheap portable handheld sharpners, are they any good??

All they do is renew the edge for the skating session, little more. They aren't a long term deal dude. If you use it wrong, you'll screw your steel up and have to get them sharpened anyways. At $20 a pop, just stick with sharpenings.

Pawfam 02-21-2010 08:17 PM

I would like to know what is a better purchse for home use - a Wissota or a Blackstone xo1. It appears that the Blackstone can only due a few sharpenings at a one time and I not sure on the motor burning out after awhile. Any thoughts?

forbs02 02-23-2010 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pawfam (Post 24035859)
I would like to know what is a better purchse for home use - a Wissota or a Blackstone xo1. It appears that the Blackstone can only due a few sharpenings at a one time and I not sure on the motor burning out after awhile. Any thoughts?

The motor is not going to burn out on you. I've sharpened on Blademaster portables for three hours a stretch and the motor is fine. Those things last forever.


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