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What to use so I can see the edge? 2 years 4 hours ago #5061

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Forgive me if this is on another post but without investing in a microscope how do you tell what's happening with your edge? Is there a relatively cheap solution?
Many thanks!
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Re: What to use so I can see the edge? 2 years 2 hours ago #5062

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FredHermann wrote:
Forgive me if this is on another post but without investing in a microscope how do you tell what's happening with your edge? Is there a relatively cheap solution?
Many thanks!

Hi Fred!
No problem mate! Almost anywhere on Amazon or Ebay you can find jeweller's loupes with a light. I have a nameless one of 15 power with LED lights and it cost me about 12 dollars. Works nicely and gives you at least some idea of what your edge looks like...nicks, rolled edges, chips et al. You can probably get something similar at a Staples or Office Depot sort of store.
Only the molecule polishers around here have Nikon microscopes and the like. Depends on how much you want to see. I find my loupe tells me what I want to know for real world cutting. slicing and shaving. ;)

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Leo
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Re: What to use so I can see the edge? 1 year 11 months ago #5063

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I use a loupe like Leo suggested. (I also recommend getting one with a LED light.). I've also found this pocket microscope to be very beneficial... www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2179604. It's $12, and really helps to tell what's going on, especially on blades when you can't figure out why it won't get sharp. I actually prefer it over a loupe, although it takes a bit to get used to. You can find similar ones on Amazon, (but I like this one 'cause it uses cheap AAA batteries).
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Re: What to use so I can see the edge? 1 year 11 months ago #5066

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I sent you a private message.
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Re: What to use so I can see the edge? 1 year 11 months ago #5069

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holymolar wrote:
I sent you a private message.

If that's to me... didn't get one.
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Re: What to use so I can see the edge? 1 year 11 months ago #5083

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Holymolar, thanks for the PM, and kindness.
Wow you guys are awesome.
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