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PointMaker Electric Fish Hook Sharpener

post #1 of 17
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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.

Thanks
TBD
post #2 of 17
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...



Poppy
post #3 of 17
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that orange tip looks it could get right in there to get the job done.
post #4 of 17
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!!
post #5 of 17
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!
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by TianaBeachDude View Post
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.

Thanks
TBD


Get a Dremel, plus you can use it to cut VMC hooks too.
post #7 of 17
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.
post #8 of 17
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...

Poppy
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mike Y View Post
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....
post #10 of 17
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.
post #11 of 17
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!!
post #12 of 17
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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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Originally Posted by Rumble Fish aka Poppy

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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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Poppy







I have that line stripper and reel line loader! It's made by Berkely. But who told you it was a hook sharpener?
post #14 of 17
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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...

Chris
post #15 of 17
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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