Thursday, March 12, 2009


I've been getting a lot of questions about how to sharpen true left-hand shears on the Ookami Gold® Sharpening System. While you can sharpen the shear on the diamond wheel with the clamp in the honing position, and then polish the shear with the clamp STILL in the honing position on the outside corner of the polishing wheel; an easier way to do it is switch your wheels.

It takes a little more time this way, because it takes time to switch the wheels; but the shear will look better when it's done. And besides, in my opinion, it's safer to sharpen the shear this way. It's too easy to flip your clamp into the sharpen position to polish with the other method, and if you do, you will most likely cut into your polishing wheel which will ruin it. Not a profitable situation!

If you'd like to sharpen true lefts without switching the wheels, you can find the instructions on how to do so in the Ookami Gold® manual on page 24. If you don't have the manual, Wolff has a PDF copy online. Click here and then click on the Ookami Gold® link under Sharpening Machines. Another option is the Hira-To®. It's fixture can be set to sharpen true lefts. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.

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