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jcr
 
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08/07/2017 at 3:22 pm.

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  • #40434
    jcr

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      hi everyone

      i recently got myself a wicked edge after years of wanting one.

      have sharpened a few knives and am quite pleased with the results.

      i found a granite board to mount the system on, but its only 14mm thick and the mounting screws which came with the w/e are far too long to use. could someone advise me as to what size screws i need to get to mount the system to this base.

      thank you

      jason

    • #40435

      Participant

        Welcome to the forum, Jason!

        I do not know the answer to your question. Hopefully one of the more knowledgeable folk can enlighten us.

      • #40436

        Keymaster

          Welcome to the forum, Jason. You have just joined a great forum where people really want to help each other. So please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

          Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

        • #40437

          Moderator

            I recently got myself a wicked edge after years of wanting one.  I found a granite board to mount the system on, but its only 14mm thick and the mounting screws which came with the W/E are far too long to use. could someone advise me as to what size screws I need to get to mount the system to this base. Thank You, Jason

            First I’d like to welcome you to the Forum, Jason.  Which WE System are you using?  This may help to answer your question.  Hopefully someone will chime in with the screw thread size.

            I don’t know the availability, to you, of screws with American standard threads so it may be easier for you to drill it out and tap it to metric thread screws, of a little larger size.  That you should be able to get done, easy enough, in England, to solve your issue.  The aluminum should tap easily.  You might not even need to drill it out first, to tap it.

             

             

            Marc

            • #40439

              Participant

                Why not cut the screw shorter?

                 

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            • #40440
              jcr

              Participant

                I recently got myself a wicked edge after years of wanting one. I found a granite board to mount the system on, but its only 14mm thick and the mounting screws which came with the W/E are far too long to use. could someone advise me as to what size screws I need to get to mount the system to this base. Thank You, Jason

                First I’d like to welcome you to the Forum, Jason. Which WE System are you using? This may help to answer your question. Hopefully someone will chime in with the screw thread size. 

                thank you for the welcome everyone.

                its the older type system i have. a w/e 100 with the non adjustable arms.

              • #40470

                Participant

                  Welcome jcr, hope someone can help with your problem. I don’t have that system so can’t help with the thread or size.

                • #40516

                  Keymaster

                    The mounting screws are #10-32 flat socket head cap screws. You need the threads to be at least the thickness of your base plus 1/4″ to engage with the holes in the sharpener.

                    -Clay

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                  • #40518

                    Participant

                      If getting shorter screws is a problem, you could probably file-down the screws to remove the extra-length until they fit.

                    • #40531
                      jcr

                      Participant

                        If getting shorter screws is a problem, you could probably file-down the screws to remove the extra-length until they fit.

                        thank you.

                      • #40532
                        jcr

                        Participant

                          The mounting screws are #10-32 flat socket head cap screws. You need the threads to be at least the thickness of your base plus 1/4″ to engage with the holes in the sharpener.

                          thank you.

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