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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4486

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Hi guys!

Where you can get this new arms? I don't see them in eshop on this website.

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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4487

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cbwx34 wrote:
I had a chance to try the prototypes, and my answer would be it is much easier with the new arms to switch between stones of different thickness. For what you're doing, I'd consider it a "must have". The micro-adjustment works in a very controlled manner moving the arms in and out. You would need a way to measure the angle, which is where the digital guage comes in, but over time, you would probably "just know" what adjustment to make between stones... in other words moving from ceramic to Chosera = 1/2 turn out, Chosera to Shapton 1/4 turn in, etc. (Of course it would change over time with stone wear, so a periodic check would be needed).

This, in my opinion, is a big plus in making the system compatible with other stones, strops, etc. being made.

This sounds like the best thing to happen to knife sharpening since the original Wicked Edge...

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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4489

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Call the customer service. They can take the order over the phone.
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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4495

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How much is the upgraded arm kit?
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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4496

They are $120.00 plus shipping. I just ordered a set ,talk to Kyle.
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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4512

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WilliamAsmus wrote:
They are $120.00 plus shipping. I just ordered a set ,talk to Kyle.

$120.00 + shipping is the cost without the digital angle cube. I cant remember the cost with the cube. I had bought mine already before ordering the upgrade.
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Re: new arms 1 year 8 months ago #4528

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rlbote="wickededge" post=4466]Rlb - we got your package in today and tested them out. The new arms are just fine, it was the bar that was out of spec. We're sending the parts back to you today with a new bar that we've tested.
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so I just got the new arms today and I was super excited about them. However I have a problem. The new arms do not fit on the alignment bar. They get about half way through and stop. Then I try it from the other end and again it gets half way before it meets resistence again. Well I tried to force it on thinking it just may have had a little left over metal left on there from machining. Well not have have one jammed on the alignment bar.

Anybody have this problem. I will call WE tomorrow but I was hoping I was doing something dumb.
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Hey clay,
Got the package yesterday and everything fits. Pretty sweet! Thanks for taking care of it for me!!
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Re: new arms 1 year 7 months ago #4597

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I got the new arms today. I am having the same problem, but my arms only go on about half an inch and bind up... I was real unhappy!
Well they did bind, I took a file to the inside of them (mostly just needed to remove some material from the top and bottom). Now they fit and slide OK. Trying to get them on did mess up the square bar though. Maybe I will call Monday to see about a replacement. I wish that I had come here and read what other were seeing, it would have saved me some work and frustration.

After getting them to fit, I really like the concept. Setting the angles takes about a tenth as long to 0.1 degree accuracy. The nut that locks the rod in makes a nice reference platform for the stones when setting angles too. No more washer needed.

They are a bit expensive, but long term they will save enought time and frustration to make them well worth it to me.

The rods are a bit bigger in diameter. The Subway straws no longer fit over them. Of course, with the larger diameter, the straws aren't as critical. There just is not that much slop now.

Phil
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Hoping there is that bridge!
I miss you Buddy!
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Re: new arms 1 year 7 months ago #4601

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Is it possible to get these arms posted to Australia.

Wickededge is a beautiful thing, I'm now addicted.

Thanks from downunder!
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Re: new arms 1 year 7 months ago #4612

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Phil,
Please do call about a replacement bar, we'll get one right out to you!
PhilipPasteur wrote:
I got the new arms today. I am having the same problem, but my arms only go on about half an inch and bind up... I was real unhappy!
Well they did bind, I took a file to the inside of them (mostly just needed to remove some material from the top and bottom). Now they fit and slide OK. Trying to get them on did mess up the square bar though. Maybe I will call Monday to see about a replacement. I wish that I had come here and read what other were seeing, it would have saved me some work and frustration.

After getting them to fit, I really like the concept. Setting the angles takes about a tenth as long to 0.1 degree accuracy. The nut that locks the rod in makes a nice reference platform for the stones when setting angles too. No more washer needed.

They are a bit expensive, but long term they will save enought time and frustration to make them well worth it to me.

The rods are a bit bigger in diameter. The Subway straws no longer fit over them. Of course, with the larger diameter, the straws aren't as critical. There just is not that much slop now.

Phil
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