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  • #53107
    Eric
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    Have a new WE 130. I am Loving this thing exept for a few minor things

     

    1.  Thumb screws coming loose  ..Turn angle bar around  got it
    2. Grit in the Gen 3 clamp…  Saw file on dis=assemble and clean, o.k. , I can handle that…How often??Does it get better as dimonds get worn??
      1. ……..Read something on some soft duct tape to cover clamp…. Is that what I paid $600 for??  A Little disappointing, but I can work with it,,,,,, I guess.
      2. Is Amazon where you get the rubber booty thngs. ( they were not available and I wasn’t sure of the size??)

    That’s it for now. I’ll be back with more questions later

    Thanks ,

    Eric (Dozer)

     

    #53108
    MarcH
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    Eric, from my own experiences, yes, once the diamond stones have broken in, less loose and excess diamond grit is sloughed off from the stone paddles and onto the sharpener.  Besides the stone debris, knives being sharpened for the very first time, with the W.E., will yield more steel dust as they are being profiled this first sharpening, then when sharpened during subsequent sharpening touch ups.

    I also believe there may be steel dust and residue from the machining processes of the vise’s internal parts that benefit from dismantling and cleaning the vise.  A dry teflon lubricant applied to these parts during reassembly will help the parts move more freely.

    After that first dismantling and lubricating, it is much longer and farther between needed cleaning and maintenance.

    The Wicked Edge is a well made precision machined tool.  The W. E. is able to do well , extremely precisely, with great accuracy and repeatedly, what other knife sharpeners fail to.  I have found that employing some modifications, adapters and accessories enhances my W.E. sharpeners making them easier to work with.   Here are some links to these accessories, (including the dust boots), that many of us W.E. users have found helpful to simplify our sharpening experiences with our W.E. setups.

     

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

    #53116
    Expidia
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    I know how you feel.  I was surprised how open my first vice on the Gen 3 Pro was.  I too wondered how WE could produce such a precision instrument yet leave the cam open to diamond geit and metal filings.  I upgraded and bought their newest enclosed version Gen 3 vice off the WE website and sold the older vice to a friend for $150.  If you ever wanted to to upgrade you could easily sell your old one here in the buy and sell thread.  So far I’ve only broken this new model down once after a year to clean and lube it.  There was hardly any buildup.  Check out the mids thread that Marc might have already linked you too.

    #53121
    Mike
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    I too purchased the WE130 before Christmas – what lubricant do you suggest and where

    #53123
    MarcH
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    This lubricant has been working well for me for.

    Here’s the vise dismantling instructions: WEClampCleaning

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #53125
    Eric
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    EXpedia       ; I think I have the newest gen 3 clamp on the WE 130

    Mike  :   Using Ballistoll(spelling) on the rods only . Once I clean it up, I’m going to use Hornady drylube a d cover the pivot arms with the RC covers Like                         MarcH and some others use. I’ve been doing some reading in here. lol

    MarcH :   Thank you, Found that last night and already downloaded. Hope you don’t mind dumb questions, cuase I’m probably going to have a LOT of growing pains. lol  thanks for your help

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    #53127
    MarcH
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    Eric, any questions are welcome.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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