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Bisch
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quote:
Originally posted by highlow:
Just received half a dozen of the new Simmons 175gr. Tiger Sharks. Have a Rada and commenced to sharpening those suckers up. Does do a great job. Then decided to give it a try on one of my 200gr. single bevel Cutthroats. Wow. The sharpest I've ever been able to get them. If you don't have one of those sharpeners, do yourself a favor, and a lot of money, and get a Rada.

How is it possible that this sharpener can work on a single bevel? It cuts a double bevel as it sharpens??? It seems to me that you would just essentially slowly be turning your single bevel into a double bevel by using this sharpener on it???

Bisch

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Yeah what Bisch asked...please let us know.

I shoot single beveled Centaurs, similar to the Simmons, and that was what I was thinking about this sharpener in reading this post.

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I went from Centaur heads to the Cutthroats because I couldn't get them sharp,sharp. Both of them are great heads. I, too am wondering if the Rada would work on the Centaurs.
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I have watched Pat (PDK25) sharpen a single blade with them. I haven't ever shot a single bevel, so I wouldn't know. Hopefully he will be along soon to show y'all his tricks, as he showed me.

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You won't know until you give it a try. It ain't rocket science.

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Bisch
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I called RADA and asked them what the angle was for this sharpener, and was told 38*. I am assuming that means 19* for each bevel???? I have never seen any knife sharpener that sharpens at a 38* bevel for each side. I hope I am correct. If so, it will perfectly match all the heads I now use.

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Thanks for the video Daniel. I can never sharpen those curves blades. Going to try these out on my deltas and maybe even get a few tree sharks for the turkey season now that I might have a chance of getting them sharp.

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Bought 2 off there website best sharpeners I've ever used,and with shipping I don't think I paid over $14.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bisch:
quote:
Originally posted by highlow:
Just received half a dozen of the new Simmons 175gr. Tiger Sharks. Have a Rada and commenced to sharpening those suckers up. Does do a great job. Then decided to give it a try on one of my 200gr. single bevel Cutthroats. Wow. The sharpest I've ever been able to get them. If you don't have one of those sharpeners, do yourself a favor, and a lot of money, and get a Rada.

How is it possible that this sharpener can work on a single bevel? It cuts a double bevel as it sharpens??? It seems to me that you would just essentially slowly be turning your single bevel into a double bevel by using this sharpener on it???

Bisch

I'm guessing it does in fact put a slight bevel on the non beveled (flat) side of a single bevel head. When I sharpen a single bevel by hand I do the same thing...sharpen the beveled side until I raise a slight burr on the flat side then take the burr off using light strokes on the flat side (at an angle). The slight bevel that forms on the flat side is barely even visible and has no effect on the rotation caused by the large beveled side. The Rada probably does the exact same thing.
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Regarding single bevel blades, this is how I use them. First of all, you must already have a good bevel set. Where this sharpener shines, is removing the Burr and just touching up the tip. You don't want to alter the bevel that is already set. Gentle strokes and keeping it straight will give you a very sharp edge, although perhaps not quite as sharp as a true single bevel, but you will retain all of the advantages of a single bevel Broadhead. I can promise you that it will still be exceedingly Sharp. Using this will eliminate the need for breaking out a file until the Broadhead has been considerably dulled up or gouged. Even then, I use a file to bring up a burr and then very gently remove the burr with the RADA. You could play around angling the broadhead to more closely follow the bevel, but I find that to be a waste of time, and more difficult to maintain alignment. Try this on a cutthroat broadhead right out of the package. It really all is about something quick and convenient to me.
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Bisch, I presume along with you that it is 38 degrees total. Also, those are round wheels, not flat carbide cutters. There is some amount of "hollow grind" going on there at the very edge.
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Well Im sold. Coming in the mail in three days. We will see if I can get my simmons shaving!

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I don't know why I didn't try one of these before. My nephew has worked at Rada for years. I have one coming now!

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highlow
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DarkTimber is right on. It does produce a very slight double bevel, but as he says, does nothing to negate the desired effect of a single bevel. And as Pat says, it doesn't take a lot of pressure.

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I've tried them and they work, I have drawers full of them and knives. Rada is only ten minutes away!

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