Gritomatic synthetic stones made of silicon carbide and aluminum oxide can be labeled in either FEPA-F or JIS grit scale. To make grit uniform and customer-friendly, we have started transition to the japanese (JIS) grit scale for all Gritomatic waterstones. Old naming: F 120, F 220, F 400, F 600, F 1000. New naming: 120, 240, 600, 1000, 2500.
There are some counter-intuitive things in Hapstone V7 not covered by User's Guide.
1) The stone holder has little black screw as shown on photo. You can think its purpose is fastening 2 parts of horizontal rod during assembling. But it's not. The little screw is stopper limiting movement of stone holder during readjusting. It's not intended to be used other way. Assembly of horizontal rod is made by hands only, without any tools.
2) The official angle range for Hapstone V7 is 11 to 47 degree, which outperforms most of competition sharpeners. However, you can extend angle range to insane 3 degree! You will not find it in User's Manual, because there are some limitations. If you need super acute sharpening angle, you may detach three point guide and thickness compensator from V7 base. These are main obstacles for super acute angles. Limitations: you have to opt out three-point guide; V7 must be positioned close to far side of your table to give the horizontal rod enough space for movement.
3) Hapstone V7 does not have "scissors sharpening" in feature list. Scissors attachments is still in development, but you can set blunt angle up to 70 degree right now. There is round hole in the middle of V7 base. Using scewdriver you can detach orange pivot rod holder and attach it in the middle. Now, if you fasten your scissors on working table, you can sharpen it!
27th September 2017 - HAPSTONE has just launched HAPSTONE V7, 7th generation of successful V-series. V7 is being heralded as the ultimate knife sharpener with ability to use thousands of sharpening stones. The new V6 delivers breath-taking features while pushing the boundaries for knife sharpening enthusiasts who demand the best.View full article →
For all US orders above $100 we adopt free shipping. For all US orders below $100 the standard shipping is 2-4 days (for $5.9 shipping cost). We have eliminated the slower shipping, with exception of Alaska & Hawaii.
Many products are out-of-stock now. We apologize for that. New arrival is estimated on the end of September - beginning of October. You can request to be notified by email - use "notify me" form on our-of-stock product you need.
We are proud to announce that Gritomatic will exhibit at Blade Show 2017. You can find us at Booth #303.
We will show:
We have started shipping Hapstone V6 Revision 2 this week to both US and international customers. All pre-orders will be shipped before May 1st. Unfortunately there is some delay with diamond bundles. Customers who make pre-order of V6 with diamond set will receive 2 parcels: the sharpener with basic stones and the diamond bundle 1 week later.
Deluxe is launched. Blue color, rotating clamp system, wooden box, digital angle gauge, 1 and 0.3 micron polishing films, leather strop with compound.
We will ship worldwide from our russian warehouse. Estimated start shipping date March 20, delivery time approximately 2 weeks. Deluxe is priced from $579 to $599, free expedited shipping.
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60+ brand new products arrived to our U.S. stock. Many out-of-stock products returned in stock too. Take a look "New product collection" which includes:
We will start shipping of new product on Feb 15th. For that reason express shipping is temporary disabled.