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11-15-2007, 10:53 AM
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Sweet Stik

Anyone use the sweet stik or any other hand held sharpener. I know it does not replace the traditional sharpining, but does it work well in a pinch or prolong the edge?

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Anyone use the sweet stik or any other hand held sharpener. I know it does not replace the traditional sharpining, but does it work well in a pinch or prolong the edge?
I use a small stone to remove the "mountain" part of the burr. Works well on the sides, very easy to do, but has to be done very carefully on the bottom - I generally underdo the bottom so as not to affect the surrounding edge.

This will prolong the time between sharpenings, but I wouldn't try to sharpen a dull pair of skates this way (actually I have, for a desperate pair on soft ice, and it worked only because the ice was soft, but the skates still needed sharpening otherwise at the first opportunity)

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isn't it "swede" stick. Maybe not but thats what I thought it was.

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I use the Blade Doctor. Works very well.

http://www.thebladedoctor.com/

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We've carried various ones over the years and the best one has been the Super Stick. Name might be wrong, I get them all confused now, but it is the one with the lone blue handle and white 'v' on top. It is perfect for restoring/refreshing an edge, and for smoothing burrs. I believe it is made by proteamsports and claims to be the official something of the ECHL. It is a good investment, especially if you play on less than ideal ice surfaces and don't want freshly cut skates every time.

Edit: Haven't tried the Blade Doctor yet, heard good things about it though.

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I use the Blade Doctor. Works very well.

http://www.thebladedoctor.com/
Wow, that looks like an awesome accessory. What kind of Blade Doctor do you use? 1/2", 3/8", etc.

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Think I'll pick up one of those simple hand stones to do the sides. I can usually get 8-10 skates per sharpening. That might get me an extra few skates.

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my coach uses a sweet stik in case you need it on the bench but a real sharpener is the best.

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