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The Edge Again Player Skate Sharpener follows the contour of the original sharpening that the blade currently utilizes. For example, if it was sharpened at 1/2 inch then it will bring the edge back up to 1/2 inch and vice versa for the 3/4 inch and 7/8 inch. This provides the player with the same edge previously used for a quick and easy fix.
In Toronto we used it during the game in the third period "Twice" & worked great ! Once on Staal & Jokinen around the 10 min mark and they finish the game with no problem. Next night in Ottawa, used it on Picard middle of second ! Finished the period !"
- Wally Tatomir. Head Equipment Manager Carolina Hurricanes, NHL
"We had a couple of opportunities to use the unit during tonight’s game and were impressed with the results. Our leading scorer was able to play 18 minutes of the second period with significant trauma to his left skate without showing any signs of a problem. In fact he was in on 3 goals and no one would have ever known that he had stepped on something. The unit also allowed 1 of our top defencemen to play roughly the last 8 minutes of the first period on a damaged blade again without incident. The most impressive part of all this is the fact that each skater did not experience the over sharpeness that sometimes occurs with other products. The burr was removed and each player could continue to play until we had an opportunity to sharpen the skates between periods." We are believers and will continue to carry this unit to every bench of every arena that we play in."
Thanks for providing this,
- Craig Belfer, Athletic Therapist / Equipment Manager Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
I used it a number of times at the world under 18s with Team Canada and had great feedback from the players. I really like the design and its so easy to use in a pinch. It saved me from having to do skates during the game more than once and by the end of the tournament, players would ask me to just run the edgeagain for a touch up instead of sharpening. It also received a lot of interest from curious onlookers who also were very impressed. The fact that it can have some side to side "play" while using it without ruining the edge is a big upside for me. I find with other stones and products of the like, if you slip, it can damage the edge whereas the edgeagain will not. My only suggestion: hurry up with the goalie model! I am very interested to try it on goalie skates vs the dreaded sweet stick that my goalies use! Thanks again for this product and I will certainly show it to everyone. I plan on taking it to our equipment manager meetings at the draft to share with everyone. Keep me posted on the development of the goalie model and as well, is it possible for me to buy one of the bench holders? I would like to have one for games.
- Ian Cox, Equipment Manager Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club
Before attempting to use your EDGE AGAIN™, take a few minutes to understand its features:
TURNING THE EDGE AGAIN™ ON
A switch is located on each side of the unit under the ‘EDGE AGAIN™’ logo. Find the raised area of the switch, and depress firmly with your thumb or fingers. Either switch will start the motor to run the EDGE AGAIN™. Release the pressure from the switch to turn the motor off.
BATTERY LEVEL DISPLAY
One side of the EDGE AGAIN™ unit has a battery level indicator. The small light will glow green, yellow, orange, or red depending on the level of charge and the current draw from the batteries. Depress either switch to activate the charge level indicator.
GREEN color indicates a charged battery pack.
YELLOW or ORANGE color indicates a partially discharged battery.
RED color indicates the battery pack requires charging. See Charging Procedure.
Check the battery charge level regularly to ensure the unit is fully charged when you need it. The unit can be recharged at any time, regardless of the battery charge level indication. Be sure to charge the unit when the light glows YELLOW, ORANGE or RED. Note: Battery damage may result if the batteries are drained completely.
During charging, the charge level of the battery pack is displayed. The battery is fully charged when the light glows bright GREEN.
NOTE – GOALIE
The sharpening insert in your EDGE AGAIN™ has been designed to sharpen most hockey skates. However, the blades on goalie skates are typically wider than standard skates.
The EDGE AGAIN™ Model EA1 unit will not sharpen goalie skates.
RESTORING A DAMAGED EDGE
To repair a damaged edge, place the blade of the skate in the skate guide channel. Hold the skate and the EDGE AGAIN™ unit firmly. Turn the EDGE AGAIN™ on by depressing one of the button switches on the side of the unit. Slide the EDGE AGAIN™ unit back and forth over the blade.
REMEMBER – Be aware that the sharpening insert does the work to repair the damaged edge. Applying excessive pressure does not improve the EDGE AGAIN™ sharpening performance.
Keep the EDGE AGAIN™ unit as parallel as possible to the skate blade. Do not tilt the unit. Ensure that the unit is seated completely against the skate blade.
To repair a long length of a skate blade edge – Follow the directions for restoring a damaged blade while passing the EDGE AGAIN™ over the entire length of the skate blade. Slide the EDGE AGAIN™ back and forth approximately 10 times to restore the edge. If the damage on the edge has not been repaired, repeat the procedure.
To repair a localized section of a skate blade edge – Follow the directions for restoring a damaged blade while sliding the EDGE AGAIN™ over the damaged section of blade. Slide the EDGE AGAIN™ back and forth over the local area approximately 10 times to repair the edge. If the damage on the edge has not been repaired, repeat the procedure.
NOTE - The sharpening insert that does the work to sharpen the edges will wear out with repeated use. For optimum performance, it is recommended to replace the insert after every 30 uses.
The maximum recommended run time for the EDGE AGAIN™ unit is 30 seconds. Allow the unit to cool for at least 1 minute after each use.
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