October 12, 2017

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Hapstone V7 Hints

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!

September 27, 2017

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Hapstone V7 announced

Hapstone v7 knife sharpener utilize square-shaped components to deliver ultimate precision

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.

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September 10, 2017

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Gritomatic update

Shipping

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.

New arrival

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.

May 21, 2017

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Gritomatic at Blade Show 2017

We are proud to announce that Gritomatic will exhibit at Blade Show 2017. You can find us at Booth #303.

We will show:

  • Hapstone V6 knife sharpener (latest revision)
  • Venev bonded diamonds in various formats: Edge Pro, KME, DMT, dual-sided for Hapstone, pocket and full-size benchstone
  • Our partner Jende Industries will show their products including ultra-fine stropping compounds.
April 25, 2017

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Hapstone V6 Rev2

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.

March 26, 2017

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Hapstone V6 Deluxe

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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February 17, 2017

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Hapstone V6 Rev1 Public Statement

In January 2017, we launched the new Hapstone V6 knife sharpening system. In mid-February, customers began to receive their orders. Unfortunately, many customers informed us that the sharpener they purchased had defects. After an investigation, we confirmed that the Hapstone V6 Revision 1 had a few serious flaws. We will do our best to correct our mistake and help our customers get the sharpener back to perfect working condition... View full article →
February 16, 2017

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Shipping and tracking

We finally fixed order lookup page. It did not work correctly. Now you can lookup your order if you did not register an account and find information about the status of your order. All courier companies except Amazon Logistics are trackable.

Order lookup

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February 11, 2017

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New arrival

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:

  • KME format stones
  • Natural stones including vintage
  • Supplies for flattering and lapping

We will start shipping of new product on Feb 15th. For that reason express shipping is temporary disabled.

January 24, 2017

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Rotating clamp system for Hapstone

The world of guided knife sharpeners is divided into clamp-based and working table-based. Either have strengths and weaknesses. Table-based sharpeners offer the even sharpening angle across whole blade. Clamp-based sharpeners offer the consistency in every point during whole sharpening process. Table-based are more universal, while clamp-based have shorter learning curve. Hapstone knife sharpener belongs to both worlds now with Rotating Clamp System upgrade.

Rotating Clamp System will be available from Feb 15th.

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