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#1 posted 02-05-2012 07:08 AM

I used my recently purchased Mk II for the first time today. I too used an Eclipse guide prior to this and had “issues” getting the bevels right. I purchased the DMT Duo Sharp Plus Combo coarse/fine mounted kit with the MK II. I had used a old DMT 600 grit fine 2 5/8”x 8” for sharpening prior to this. The tool I tried this on for it’s first sharpening was a 1” Marples Blue Chip. It had a large “ding” on the edge. The set up for a 25 deg bevel was easy with the registration guide. The clamp held firm. I started by lapping the back. Then with the 325 grit coarse side of the stone it didn’t take long before the ding was gone. You can see the fines in the water as you make passes. Then on to the 600 grit fine side of the stone. The bevel remained true and the entire face of the bevel from the original was stoned. I finished with a King 4000 grit water stone. Now that beat up edge is mirror smooth and passes the “thumbnail test”. I was impressed. The amount of bevels, micro bevels, and back bevels that this can do is remarkable. IMO it was worth the expense for a “sharpening amateur” to get the results I got. The old DMT fine grit bench stone now gets used to clean/flatten the water stone. Works quite well.


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