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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Very Cute, but not really a Machinists working tool..
Well what can I say. It is very cute, but the results obtained come at a rather high cost in hand / eye coordination and time.. , and I am not sure it is telling you anything that you did not already know. I have a professional sharpening service, and to be honest, it is just way too time consuming for me to run many blades through this thing. Actually, I have it in a prominent spot on my bench, because everyone that sees it says "Wow, what's that?" So for that result it was worth the price of admission. Get one for yourself just for the hell of it !
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
its good for knives.....
By richard kell
my bevel gauge RL Co nr. 625-3000 is perfectly good for knives, BUT it does need good eyesight and sufficient backlighting but certainly is as good as you'll get for knives, HOWEVER ... it does need a new more refined approach, jamming it down into the angled cut-out is obviously not the approach ... see my youtube channel for guidance.
sincerely, richard kell : toolmaker
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 83 customer reviews...
It's a great concept but I find it difficult to use
It's a great concept but I find it difficult to use. I don't like it very much. The actual cutting edge on a knife is so small there is very little room to take a good measurement. Variations in blade thickness and the type of grind add to the difficulty in having confidence in the accuracy of my reading of the angle. In hindsight I don't think it is very useful unless you absolutely have to keep the original manufacture's cutting angle AND you have the ability to replicate the angle and grind type. The more I think about this the more I regret spending the money on it. I won't give it one star because the tool is what is it is. It is made out of a nice sturdy piece of brass.