Re: Good Knife Sharpener
I'm lousy with a sharpening stone. And Ideas for a good sharpener I can just drag over the blade a few strokes? Thanks.
Most if not all of the sharpeners listed by folks will do a good job, but the key to this is in your first question. It takes care and work to make a good sharpening job and "just dragging over the blade a few strokes" doesn't cut it (pun intended). Most of the tools, or set of stones, start rough for a shaping step, then smoother for a smoothing step, then stropping or honing for the final step. The "extras" are mostly intended to help keep a proper angle on the bevel and can help, but it takes close attention and time to do it right.
My test for dullness is to look at the edge under a good light. You can easily see any flat, un-sharp edges as a bright line. If it's sharp, the edge can't be seen - and you can shave with it.
If you get it right at first, then maybe you can touch up with a few strokes.
most can-opener-type sharpening attachments and drag-through sharpeners will seem sharp but leave a wire edge that quickly dulls.
tractors: 1976 AC 710, 197? Simplicity Sovereign 7016 Six-speed, 2008 Cub Cadet Zero Turn Tractor - ZTT 42 mower
Attachments: Simplicity 46" snowplow, 36" gannon earthcavator, AC 36" rototiller, aerator, spring rake, Agri-fab front scoop (highly modified with winch), lawn sweeper, garden cart
Other stuff: Stihl 035 saw with bad seals, Honda 3000 generator, string trimmer/edger/blower/tiller