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New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3838

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Hey everyone,

Any update on the new rods and riser for the wicked edge system? I have a system I purchased October 2011. Also, are these rods etc. adaptable to my system?? if so when will they be available do you believe?

Thanks, happy customer,
Wayne
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3844

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Hey Wayne,

I'll be discussing it tomorrow with the machine shop and should have a good ETA after that conversation. The new arms will be compatible with your system, installing then will take about a minute, mostly just adding the riser. There will be a two degree offset of angle, so the angle stated on the bar will be two degrees higher than what you're getting.
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Hey everyone,

Any update on the new rods and riser for the wicked edge system? I have a system I purchased October 2011. Also, are these rods etc. adaptable to my system?? if so when will they be available do you believe?

Thanks, happy customer,
Wayne
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3846

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I ordered the pro-pack back in the beginning of June and it's on backorder until August, will it be shipping with the new rods or the old ones?
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3848

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Does the new arm modification require the riser to be installed? If we do not need the riser to achieve more acute angles afforded by the riser, can we continue to use the original vise (as is) without the riser? Now that I have sharpened several knives, I would like to be sure that I can touch up the edge of previously sharpened and achieve the same WE results without having to reprofile with the new riser.

Thanks,

Ralph
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3849

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MathewWhaley wrote:
I ordered the pro-pack back in the beginning of June and it's on backorder until August, will it be shipping with the new rods or the old ones?

Matthew, that's a good question, one we've been getting a lot lately. The Basic Kit and Pro-Pack I will continue to ship with the regular arms for the foreseeable future; they work great and adding the new ones to those kits would make them prohibitively expensive. I've gotten great results with the current arms/joints for the last 4 years, and the design really works well. The new arms/joints will be available as upgrades to the Basic Kit and Pro-Pack I.
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3851

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Hey Ralph, that's another good question. You can use the new arms without the riser, but then the left one interferes with the Vise Key when adjusting the lower screw, so you have to slide the left arm out to mount and unmount the knife. If you do use the riser, you won't have to re-profile the blades because you just make the two degree adjustment on the Base Rod and then micro-adjust with the angle for a perfect match. If you don't use the riser, you'll have to put up with moving the left side a little more often.
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Does the new arm modification require the riser to be installed? If we do not need the riser to achieve more acute angles afforded by the riser, can we continue to use the original vise (as is) without the riser? Now that I have sharpened several knives, I would like to be sure that I can touch up the edge of previously sharpened and achieve the same WE results without having to reprofile with the new riser.

Thanks,

Ralph
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3852

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Clay, Many thanks. I just wanted to know what I will be getting into. I placed my phone order with Kay a couple of weeks ago.

Ralph
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3854

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You're welcome Ralph. I'll be putting out a video in the next week or so showing how the new arms/joints work to try and answer some of the questions that will come up.
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Clay, Many thanks. I just wanted to know what I will be getting into. I placed my phone order with Kay a couple of weeks ago.

Ralph
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3861

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And what minimum angle will be achievable with this modification? If the angle offset is 2 degrees does it mean that minimum will be 13 instead of 15 per side?
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Re: New rods and riser 2 years 1 week ago #3863

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Hi Taras,

You're correct that the minimum will be 13 degrees per side on knives that extend 5/8" (15.875mm) above the top of the vise jaws.
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And what minimum angle will be achievable with this modification? If the angle offset is 2 degrees does it mean that minimum will be 13 instead of 15 per side?
--Clay Allison
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