Paper sharpening wheels have become the gold standard in edge creation. Using precise angle control and finishing on paper wheels with fine grits, the Australian firm Knife Grinders has set new standards for sharpness and edge holding. Their 7 carcass edge is 2X sharpen than a standard razor and will hold its edge while butchering up to 7 deer. See knifegrinders.com.au for details.
While we no longer stock paper wheels for sale, we do accept orders that are passed on to their factory in California.
Check below for the 6" or 10" kits or the 1" wide kits. These are shipped from the factory in California and take a few weeks for delivery.
The Razor Sharp Edgemaking System consists of two compressed paper wheels that fit on a standard bench grinder or buffer. The sharpening or gritted wheel is coated with silicon carbide grit and is used to develop a burr or wire-edge. Conditioning wax (included) is applied to the gritted wheel to lubricate and cool the blade. The stropping wheel is un-coated and is used with the included rouge to remove burrs and polish or strop the edge. Slots cut in this wheel increase the air flow to help cool the blade. The gritted sharpening wheel will sharpen a couple hundred knives before it needs re-coating. Enough additional grit is provided with the kit to re-coat the grit wheel 10 to 12 times. Razor Sharp Edgemaking wheels are full 3/4 in. wide, trued and balanced. The product we call rouge for short is actually a white polishing compound for stainless steel that we have found to excel at burr removal. The high density paper we use assures well balanced wheels and the correct surface for grit or polishing compound.
Shaper Wheels are 1/4" wide plain wheels that can be shaped to fit small edges like gut hooks and knife serrations. They can then be gritted for sharpening or used with rouge for stropping. See Parts below to order.
Complete instructions are included in each kit. See my additional recommendations on using and re-gritting paper wheels Click for Instructions.
Wheels are available in 6", 8" and
10" diameters. 6" and 8" wheels have a 5/8 arbor hole with a 1/2
insert so you can use either size shaft. 10" wheels have a
3/4 arbor hole with a 5/8" bushing. If you're using a 6" bench
grinder or buffer you want the 8" Deluxe Kit 8X75X625KWB, our best
seller. This gives you enough clearance between the edge of the
wheel and the motor to accommodate the knife and your fingers. The
8" kit is also available in a 1" width 8X1X625KWB. If you
are using an 8" buffer you want a 10" kit.
If a grinder is used the guards are
removed to accommodate larger wheels. A buffer is preferred
because there is no need to remove and discard guards and grinding
wheels. Using larger wheels gives enough clearance to allow long
knives to pass over the grinder body when sharpening. The grinder
or buffer speed should be 3000 rpm min; either a 3500 rpm model or
an adjustable at its highest speed. If you wish to use a 1750 rpm
buffer then the wax on the gritted wheel needs to be softer than
our standard wax. See Low Temp Wax in the condiments section
The 6" Deluxe kit 6X75X625KWB works best on a belt-driven mandrel. The 10" kit comes in either 1" width 10X1X625KWB or 1 1/4" width 10X125X625KWB. We recommend using these kits on an 8" grinder or buffer. All 10" wheels come with a 3/4" arbor hole and a 5/8 bushing. These are special order and take a few weeks longer.
While the paper wheels are sold as a complete system, I recommend their use after using a wet grinder or a belt sander to grind the initial bevels on a knife. This takes advantage of the strong points of both systems, speeds up the sharpening, and extends the life of the abrasive paper wheel.
Other paper wheel kits available, contact me for details Shipped anywhere in the USA Allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery
Model #6X75X625KWB, (6"X3/4", 5/8" hole, 1/2" bushing) $78.00
Model #8x50x625KWB, for reverse curved blades (8"x1/2" 2 wheels, 5/8" hole bushed to 1/2") $78.00
Model #8X1X625KWB, (8"X1", 5/8" hole, 1/2" bushing) $99.00
Model #8X125X625KWB, (8"X1 1/4", 5/8" hole, 1/2" bushing) $112.00
Model #10X1Kit, (10"X1"), $120.00
Model #10x125Kit (10"X1 1/4"), $144.00
All above kits include a gritted wheel and a slotted wheel, plus the complete condiment package
Shaper wheel package, Four 1/4"x8" plain shaper wheels, no grit or slots, 1/2" arbor hole, plus the complete condiment package $78.00
Grit 3-OZG $12.00
Wax 1-WAX $12.00
Rouge 1-RGE $12.00 Above 3 items (complete condiment package) 3GRPK $32.00
Wax, low temp for 1750 buffer/grinder 1-LoWax $10.00
Jackson Lea C5 Stainless Steel polishing compound, equivalent to 12 to 14 pieces BRK-Rouge $40
8"x3/4" wheel, plain, gritted or slotted $38.00 8"x1" wheel, plain, gritted or slotted $40.00 8"x1 1/4" wheel, plain, gritted or slotted $42.00 10"x1" wheel, plain, gritted or slotted $52.00 10"x1 1/4" wheel, plain, gritted or slotted $58.00 8" x 1/4" shaper wheels, 1/2" bore, no bushing $28
8" x 1/2" shaper wheels, 1/2" bore, no bushing $34
NOTES: $9.50 per order shipping for up to 3 items, $19 for 4 or more items
All 8" wheels except shapers come with a 5/8" arbor hole with a removable 1/2" bushing
All 10" wheels come with 3/4 arbor hole with a 5/8" bushing.
10" wheels and shaper wheels are made to order. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.
The product we call Rouge for short is actually a white polishing compound for stainless steel that we have found to excel at burr removal.
The high density paper we use assures well balanced wheels and the correct surface for grit or polishing compound.
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