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This topic contains 20 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Rich 07/22/2017 at 5:14 pm.

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  • #40130

    Organic
    Participant

      I received my 2017 generation 3 clamp upgrade pack today (thanks Kyle!) and I recorded a short video comparing the two clamps. I’m no youtube professional, but I thought others out there contemplating the upgrade might find this sort of rundown useful.

      In my haste, I totally forgot to mention anything about the fact that the internals of the clamping mechanism have been upgraded as well. To hear about that, please check out the more in-depth video that Josh made a few weeks back where he detailed the changes and gave some inside baseball on the  design process that Clay and the team at Wicked Edge went through to settle on the changes present in the most recent iteration of the clamp.

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      #40131

      Anarchy84
      Participant

        Great video man. Thank you.

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        #40137

        Mark76
        Keymaster

          Yeah, great vid. I’ve been a WE user for five years now (my first jubilee ) but now I am expecting a Gen 3 clamp (a whole Gen 3 Pro, in fact), I feel like a new user again, watching videos all the time…

          Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

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          #40172

          sksharp
          Participant

            When you get a few knives under your belt with the new clamp Organic please let us know what you opinion is from your first hand experience with it. I will be looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it. Thank you sir!

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            #40198

            Snecx
            Participant

              Your clamp looks smoother than mine. Mine is pretty strong and makes a click when near full engagement. Is that normal?

              #40201

              Organic
              Participant

                I have no idea if that is normal or not since I have a sample size of one unit. Re-watching Josh’s video it seems like his does not make a clicking noise when he clamps a knife either. I’m sure if you contact Wicked Edge they can give you a clear answer.

                #40202

                Snecx
                Participant

                  Well I fixed the clicking issue. It’s a minor one. I took everything apart, and found the offending piece. I simply sanded off the corner of this edge (on both sides) and it’s now smooth.

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                  It’s a simple fix  🙂

                   

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                  #40208

                  Rich
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                    I was having the same issue with the click but was told it was normal.  Glad you found a resolution.  I will try the repair as soon as I find time.

                    Also, I am having a problem with the jaws not wanting to open on their own with the spring force.  I have to push the bottom of the jaws to get them to open every time after they are closed.  I will evaluate when disassembled and see if I can tell what the issue is.

                    Given the issues I am having, I still love this new clamp!!

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                    #40211

                    Snecx
                    Participant

                      I was having the same issue with the click but was told it was normal. Glad you found a resolution. I will try the repair as soon as I find time. Also, I am having a problem with the jaws not wanting to open on their own with the spring force. I have to push the bottom of the jaws to get them to open every time after they are closed. I will evaluate when disassembled and see if I can tell what the issue is. Given the issues I am having, I still love this new clamp!!

                      I had the same issue! And it’s the same issue. It was that plastic/polymer contact piece rubbing in between the clamp holders. It made a click when clamped because of the tight fit, then it wouldn’t come down on its own at certain times. The moment I sanded it, it fixed both the clicking and the “jammed” jaws.

                      Now the jaws open smoothly upon unlocking. It’s about as perfect as it can be!

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                      #40225

                      Rich
                      Participant

                        YES!!  That was exactly it!!  I ran both sides on the 100 grit stone and both the “click” and stick are GONE.  Smooth as butter!!  Awesome!!!!

                        Thanks Snecx!!

                        One more question, is this (picture) anything to be concerned with?  I sanded it and put frog lube on it but rust can’t be good for smooth operation!

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                        #40228

                        Snecx
                        Participant

                          Wow, I think I’m gonna coat mine with grease as a preventative measure. Glad you solved the clicking!

                          #40233

                          Anarchy84
                          Participant

                            Looks like rust. Is your unit new, Rich? If so I’d contact WE about it. Doesn’t seem right.

                            #40234

                            wickededge
                            Keymaster

                              YES!! That was exactly it!! I ran both sides on the 100 grit stone and both the “click” and stick are GONE. Smooth as butter!! Awesome!!!! Thanks Snecx!! One more question, is this (picture) anything to be concerned with? I sanded it and put frog lube on it but rust can’t be good for smooth operation!

                              That’s crazy looking. I haven’t seen anything like that, but I live in a dry climate. A couple of questions to help me understand:

                              Are you in a very humid environment?
                              Are you using water stones?
                              Has your sharpener been exposed to water in some other way?

                              -Clay

                              #40235

                              Rich
                              Participant

                                Clay,

                                Thanks for jumping in.  I have used Chosera stones once and constantly cleaned up water as it dripped down the clamp (no signs of slurry inside when disassembled).  I live in Oklahoma, not dry but not extremely humid, and the sharpener has been sitting on my work bench or inside the house since I received it.  Never exposed to water outside of the single use of Chosera stones.  I just sent Kyle a higher resolution picture to get his input.

                                #40237

                                wickededge
                                Keymaster

                                  Thanks Rich. I’ll try to see if I can duplicate your experience by sharpening once with Choseras. If you’ve got the fully enclosed vise, I can imagine it would stay wet in there for a long time once water entered from the stones.

                                  -Clay

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