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Beginner's guide to flashlight types (throwers and flooders) and optic styles (by request)

Beginner's guide to flashlight types (throwers and flooders) and optic styles (by request)

eckyeckypikang

Great video, -Cheule-! Figuring out how to organize this info, considering we have reflectors (of different type), TIR's (of different type), domed & domeless emitters, LEP' and all this stuff working together in myriad ways, is actually a bit more complex than at first blush... Was that some edge maintenance equipment I saw over on the left side of your table there?


-Cheule-

Oh the WorkSharp Precision adjust? Yes that’s what I use to sharpen the few pocket knives I have. I’m not so much of a knife guy. But I do carry one from time to time. Good tools.


eckyeckypikang

Right on. I would say I'm probably more about sharpening than I am about knives, but I use a Lansky which doesn't let you dial in your angle. Been looking at the Precision Adjust, but the flashlights are taking all my money lately.


stavigoodbye

Gonna hi-jack this as I have been looking for a good all around sharpener for kitchen and pocket with your experience with the lanksy what would you buy?


eckyeckypikang

So the Lansky is certainly serviceable, it's just really finicky to use. I lucked out and bought the better diamond-stone version - which is more expensive. I've had to modify it with aftermarket screws for the stones and rods to get better clearances when setting my angles which means the normal guiding angles aren't all that useful anymore... Still works well, just not as intended. This Precision Adjust seems to be a nice, affordable option that incorporates a lot of the higher-end sharpening system elements. The biggest complaints I've seen from reviews have been the limited quantity of sharpening stones - basically coarse, medium and fine - and how small they are. My Lansky has small stones, I'm used to that... The only real issue is whether they're quality stones that'll hold up over time and how quickly they'll wear out because of their size. The limited selection isn't necessarily a bad thing - it just means each stone gets worked a lot. My Lansky came with 4 and I added a 5th so it's not like there's a huge difference there. Maybe there's some after-market stuff out there for it, too. I definitely think it's the simpler way to go over the Lansky and would probably yield better results with less experience - in either case, do some YouTube-ing before putting stone to steel.


stavigoodbye

Thanks for the awesome reply!


eckyeckypikang

You bet!


eckyeckypikang

By the way... Just saw that there IS an upgrade kit available for the Precision Adjust system apparently... I have no idea what it comes with, but it looks like it probably expands the stone options a bit.


stavigoodbye

👍 I see what people are complaining about them both though. I like the all inclusiveness of the work sharp. I do dislike that it is plastic though. Thanks for updating.


eckyeckypikang

👍 Yeah, the Lansky definitely has it's detractors... and a lot of people don't like the build quality of the Precision Adjust. But to step up means dropping some fairly big coin, so I've learned to make do.


stavigoodbye

Yea it would just be my personal knives and kitchen stuff. No major jobs or daily use really. Just like flashlights I guess can't get everything you wanted in just one.


Drucifer123

I'm so early it's still 360p in YouTube lol. This will be good for my muggle friends and family thanks.


-Cheule-

I usually wait a bit to post, so that people get the HD version—but I had to leave the house. And yes, you got right on it :)


kanakana2

When chooly drops a new banger 😩


Qender

Great video!