Question: Can I use/connect my old handheld steel or handheld ceramic hone with Flipsharp?
Answer: No, steel cannot be connected to Flipsharp without special (stone like) base. That's why all our steels and hones are equipped with rectangular base.

Question: Can I use stones of other brands with Flipsharp tool?
Answer: Yes, all stones with size 150mm (+/- 5mm)  x 50mm (+0mm / -15mm) or (6" x 1,96") fit.

Question: Can I apply water on the stones, when using Flipsharp
Answer: Yes, Flipsharp is designed to work with stones + water. 

Question: Can I apply honing oil on the stones, when using Flipsharp
Answer: Flipsharp is not designed to work with stones + oil (or other lubricants except water). Friction mechanism can loose its friction if contaminated with oil.  

Question: What is the difference between sharpening on Flipsharp and bare stone?
Answer: Flipsharp helps to keep correct angle when sharpening on the stone. That's why sharpening with Flipsharp is easier and more precise. Professionals, as well as ordinary people are much more in control of selected angle.

Question: What is the difference between sharpening on Flipsharp, and steel/hone?
Answer: Flipsharp makes sharpening with steel/hone easier and more precise. It helps to keep correct angle when sharpening. With Flipsharp people are much more in control of selected angle.

Question: What is the difference between sharpening on Flipsharp, and guided system.
Answer: Flipsharp is creating same edge angle on each part of the edge. That's why it is a suitable tool for any curved knives, and long/short knives. Guided sharpening systems are creating different edge angles on curved parts of the edge, than on the straight part of the edge. That's why guided systems are suitable for short knives or knives with not curved edge. 

Question: What is the difference between sharpening on Flipsharp, and electric sharpening system.
Answer: Flipsharp is generally much more gentle to knives and there is no risk of overheating of the edge. Sharpening on any electric grinding wheel or running belt is removing much more metal from knives. Knives have shorter life, and there is a risk of overheating (especially by dry belt electric tools)

Question: What is the difference between sharpening on Flipsharp, and "pull through"  sharpening tool.
Answer: "Pull through" sharpening systems are in most cases very drastic tools, which are squeezing the edge and causing micro cracks. Flipsharp is a gentle, precise, sharpening tool.

Question: Can I sharpen scissors with Flipsharp.
Answer: Yes, scissors must be in vertical position, highest angle must be selected (27,5 degrees) - otherwise same motion as with straight edge knife. 

Question: Can I strop with Flipsharp
Answer: Yes, you can use "stone-like" with leather on surface (leather strop. When stropping, ensure that stropping compound does not contaminate friction mechanism of Flipsharp.