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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-30-2004, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I Regret Filing My Edge Knives

I wish I would never have filed them. This chrome LoPro Edge I have, every time I take the trem out for a string change or electronics, I inspect the knives. There is a always a new worn spot, a divot on the straight knife. Ever since I first filed it. I have a sneaking suspicion that the chrome knives are not as hard as the black ones that come in cosmo trems. Because my cosmo trems are fine, and I have filed them.

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There is no difference in the knives as far as I can tell. Gold and chrome trems are plated with the knives installed so the plating covers the knives, for appearence only. Comso trems have the knives installed after plating as the [I believe painted] black knives aren't as much of a color clash.
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Then how come the insides of a filed chrome knife is chrome, and the dark one is dark? That's what made me think there might be a difference in hardness.
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BTW, it's not just the surface because this particular knife i have filed enough times to where it's actually getting to be too short and I'll need to replace it before long. And it's still filing with a chrome inside.
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You file any knife and it's silver colored inside
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It isn't possible you've gottem them too thin? Or, are you filling at just a sign of deformation even if performance hasn't been affected? If so, you're over-filling.
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Too thin? You mean filed them too thin, then reinstalled? Maybe. I'm using a set of replacement knives I bought from you as a visual guide when I file. But can the edge have a slight divot and still perform O.K.? Because when I see that I file it.
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You should not file them unless performance is being affected. They can deform to the shape of the studs and perform perfectly. It's only when the deformation affects performance does anything need to be done.
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O.K., I'll resist that from now on. Just hope you get some knife replacements in 'cause I need to stock up.
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I tired, without luck.
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Does this mean that in the future all Edge knife edges will have to be scavenged from existing trems? Although at that point it's just more practical to get a new trem...

Is that possible? Or is the whole Edge line of replacement parts dwindling from inventories everywhere?
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There was only one distributor that even had knives in stock. Has nothing to do with dwindling inventories, nobody sells them to begin with.
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The knives on my RG 550 looked almost totally flat after more than 10 years of use, but it came back pretty close to pitch up or down.

I only filed them because I'm anal about tuning, but only took enough off to make them straight again.

As Rich said, unless you notice tuning problems, NEVER file . . . just because they look worn doesn't mean they are. As long as it works . . .


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I have quite a few knife edge sets still left possibly 20 sets...

Let me know when your stocks get scarce and I will ship from Australia
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