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#1 TBD

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Posted March 13 2008 - 10:55 PM

Has anyone had any experiance with this or any other electric hook sharpener? This one here is about $120 bucks but Rapla has one for about $12.

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Posted March 14 2008 - 8:02 AM

I use this electric (battery) line stripper which is also a "hook honer"...its excellent at sharpening hooks, especially circle hooks because you can get inside the circle hook's curved point w/ the sharpening stone...about $10...



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Posted March 14 2008 - 8:56 AM

that orange tip looks it could get right in there to get the job done.


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Posted March 14 2008 - 10:26 AM

Only good for small hooks, like freswater stuff, anything bigger than a #2 and its not worth a darn. In addition, it only sharpens the point and I mean tip, the sides stay dull. Personally, I use a file!!


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Posted March 14 2008 - 11:10 AM

Absolutely nothing more touches any of my hooks ever besides a $6. file readily available!


Used to go through three per season carrying mine... 'till I bought a Holdzit (sp.?) to store it in between trips! Current carry- file now is through two full seasons & still going strong!


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Posted March 14 2008 - 11:27 AM

Has anyone had any experiance with this or any other electric hook sharpener? This one here is about $120 bucks but Rapla has one for about $12.

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Get a Dremel, plus you can use it to cut VMC hooks too.


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Posted March 14 2008 - 12:03 PM

I can never get my VMCs or Gammys as sharp as they are when they come out of the package, plus I have no idea how I could sharpen an Owner Cutting Point hook. So I don't sharpen them -- I just replace them when dull or damaged.

Another thing to consider is that once you scrape the finish off a VMC permasteel hook or a Gammy, it rusts overnight.


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Posted March 14 2008 - 2:23 PM

Highlander1...don't know how you can arrive at that assessment ...have you ever owned/used the Berkley line stripper?

I have used the original 2-battery model for 10 years...the one pictured is the newest model...

I have sharpened many a 13/ - 15/0 hooks w/ it...360 degrees around, sides and all...no problems at all...

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Posted March 14 2008 - 4:51 PM

I can never get my VMCs or Gammys as sharp as they are when they come out of the package, plus I have no idea how I could sharpen an Owner Cutting Point hook. So I don't sharpen them -- I just replace them when dull or damaged.

Another thing to consider is that once you scrape the finish off a VMC permasteel hook or a Gammy, it rusts overnight.


i think Mike has it right....


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Posted March 14 2008 - 5:00 PM

I try to get as much life out of the hook as possible. I use a flat file. It makes really quick work out of most hooks.



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Posted March 14 2008 - 5:41 PM

My bad, I didn't look closely at the unit made by Berkeley, the one I have looks similar except it has a shaft with a hole in the top that you place the hook point. I can't locate it right now, but its black and orange also. This Berkeley looks like a dremel type tool, may work!!


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Posted March 14 2008 - 5:48 PM

IM not trying to take the easy way out but IM not that great with my hands. If there is a powered tool that can sharpen some hooks beter than these mentioned I am interested in knowing


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Posted March 14 2008 - 5:49 PM

I use this electric (battery) line stripper which is also a "hook honer"...its excellent at sharpening hooks, especially circle hooks because you can get inside the circle hook's curved point w/ the sharpening stone...about $10...

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I have that line stripper and reel line loader! It's made by Berkely. But who told you it was a hook sharpener?


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Posted March 14 2008 - 9:46 PM

Another thing to consider is that once you scrape the finish off a VMC permasteel hook or a Gammy, it rusts overnight.


After the hook is sharp, color it with a black Magic Marker...

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Posted March 15 2008 - 1:13 PM

Any kind of high speed method, i.e. Dremel, Berkley electric stone, etc. can overheat the hook point and destroy the temper of the metal.
Use a fine draw file (only has cutting edges machined in one direction) (not a mill bastard (has cuts machined like a criss cross)) like the little one sold here in the Online Store, or a small hard Arkansas stone.
Mike, the stone works very well for touching up the Owner cutting point hooks. Yes, they will rust faster, but you can use it for a few more trips rather than chuck it in the trash.


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