The Razor Sharp Edgemaking System consists of two compressed paper wheels that will fit on any buffer or bench grinder. One wheel is coated with Silicon Carbide and is used to develop a burr or wire-edge along the cutting edge. The included Conditioning Wax (a special formula of fats, oils and waxes) is applied to the grit wheel to lubricate and control heat. The second wheel is slotted and, with the help of the included jewelers rouge, is used to remove burrs and polish the edge. A grit wheel will sharpen a couple hundred knives before it needs recoating. An additional 3oz of Silicon Carbide is provided with the kit, enough to recoat the grit wheel 15 to 20 times.
Complete instructions are included in each kit.
Wheels are available in 8" or 10" diameters. If you're using a 6" bench grinder you want the 8" kit. The reason for this is that in order to sharpen a knife properly, you must have enough clearance between the face of the wheel and the face of the motor housing to accommodate the handle and your fingers. The 10" Magnum kit comes in 1" thickness and we recommend using this kit on an 8" machine.