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This topic contains 54 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  GSXR1300 03/10/2019 at 3:41 pm.

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  • #25378

    Darragh O’Flaherty
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    Anyone know when the generation 3 clamp will be available to buy?

    #25382

    ken vanderhamm
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    Mine was ordered last week, I was told it would be about a month. I’m not in a hurry though, if there are improvements to be made, I would rather wait.

    #25388

    Josh
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    Anyone know when the generation 3 clamp will be available to buy?

    Currently it’s only available over the phone for preorder… as stated above =)

    #25393

    tcmeyer
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    I found it the other night listed at $169 as an upgrade, but I can’t find it under the product pull-down tonite under any of their pull-down menus. Maybe there was an uh-oh moment.

    #25434

    wickededge
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    I’m not able to see it on the site either. I’ll check with the crew since I’ve been out of the office for a few days with a family medical emergency. I’ll post back when I find out.

    -Clay

    #25685

    Pinkfloyd
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    Just received my new Gen 3 Clamp! But I don’t have any knives to sharpen :ohmy:

    #25686

    Darragh O’Flaherty
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    Nice! where did you find it on the website to order? looked everywhere 🙁

    #25687

    Pinkfloyd
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    Nice! where did you find it on the website to order? looked everywhere 🙁

    I had pre ordered over the phone

    #25714

    MarcH
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    Just received my new Gen 3 Clamp! But I don’t have any knives to sharpen :oh my:

    I’m still anxiously awaiting your review of the new clamp. Did yours come with the friction grip tape on the jaws?

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

    #25715

    Pinkfloyd
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    Just received my new Gen 3 Clamp! But I don’t have any knives to sharpen :oh my:

    I’m still anxiously awaiting your review of the new clamp. Did yours come with the friction grip tape on the jaws?[/quote]

    HodMa1,
    I know, I’m chomping to sharpen, but I have no knives to sharpen right now. I have been playing around clamping some of my knives with synthetic chamois, shrink tubing to see how it works in the Gen 3 clamp. I think I like the synthetic chamois wet the best, want to try a bike inner tube yet though. The clamp did not come with the friction grip applied. So far I am very pleased with how it works, in testing the clamping of some of my knives.

    #25716

    MarcH
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    I’m also curious how low or narrow an angle you can set. Some of my kitchen knives are 12° per side.
    Thanks, Marc

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

    #25720

    Pinkfloyd
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    Marc,
    Just for you. I know this 8″ Chef Knife was begging to be sharpened.. So i set it up and took a pic with angle cube reading 11.80 deg . I think i could have went a hair lower to 11.6. But it looked close to hitting the bump on the jaw

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    #25721

    MarcH
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    Thanks so much… Does the clamp hold the knife centered with no cant to the left like the Gen II clamp does now? Does the new clamp hold the knife very securely?

    When the new clamp prototype was passed around I don’t recall reading posts that any one answered these questions.

    If the new Gen III clamp holds a FFG Kitchen knife centered, very tightly and allows for low angle profile, I’m a buyer!

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

    #25724

    Pinkfloyd
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    Marc,

    Knife clamped easily. With just the knife in the clamp I was able to move knife up and down by using finger on handle. Shrink tubing on this knife worked the best to secure knife in clamp. I did not measure Cant with Angle Cube because by eye I could not discern any tilt. Before it would be obvious by eye alone.
    Don’t know if you had seen Josh’s review of the Gen 3 clamp. He did an excellent video on the clamp.
    I think this clamp is an excellent upgrade.

    #25726

    MarcH
    Moderator
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    Thanks for taking the time to get back to me again. You’re right I had forgotten that I watched Josh’s review video. After watching it again, now I remember my concern it raised, when Josh clamped a kitchen knife and only got as close as 19° per side.

    Marc

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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