Do electronic hook sharpeners work?

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by reelking92, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. reelking92

    reelking92 New Member

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    i was recently at gander mountain and saw one for around 10 bucks. Has anybody else used them with succes?
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    never used one but it only takes 2 seconds to sharpen one with small file why woud u spend 10 dollars on any thing but gas.imo
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I couldn't agree more!!!
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I agree with a small file, the electric ones are usually designed for hooks smaller than 5/0.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Generally, I agree that it's just as easy to sharpen hooks with a file. But I remember seeing an ad for a hook sharpener that was supposed to make a conical point, rather than triangular. I bought a bunch of conical pointed hooks from Herter's back in the early 70s, and they were the sharpest hooks I'd ever used. Also, they seemed to penetrate better than the triangular type. And I remember reading an article comparing the two types that pointed out that the triangular point actually cuts its way through the lip, whereas the conical point makes a puncture that kind of grips the hook. The cut can tear larger than the original hole, allowing the fish to throw the hook. :0a36:
     
  6. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    I use a file myself. I do have a friend that uses the battery powered one your describing to quickly hit his trotline and jug hooks while he runs them. He has good sucess with it. He took the guard off so he can sharpen BIG hooks quickly.
     
  7. Big Eli

    Big Eli New Member

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    I bought one this winter and have used it this year. It's another gaget for the boat. I agree a file works just fine but I do like my battery powered one as well.