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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5395

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Add a micro bevel? Your talking over my head but, I learn fast.
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5396

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coryschnaufer wrote:
Add a micro bevel? Your talking over my head but, I learn fast.

Let's say you sharpened a knife at 17 degrees per side and that you went through all the grits you had and polished with the strops until you created a super smooth bevel. Next you might change the angle to 20 degrees per side and do a few light strokes with a fine stone like the 1000 diamonds, the micro-fine ceramics or a waterstone. You'd be creating a very tiny bevel at 20 degrees that will have some extra toothiness to it which might suit your cutting requirements. If you do a search on the forums, you'll find a lot of conversation about the virtues of super smooth and toothy edges and the kinds of tasks to which each are suited.
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5433

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Any hints, updates, or info on the Pro Pack 2 shipping soon?


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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5516

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wickededge wrote:
I hope we'll have them in to start shipping at the end of this week.

Shipping is one thing but they are not even listed until now ;=)
Any news?
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5525

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Soon :) we're just waiting on the new degree bars to arrive.
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5573

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Well... I got my new base bar and the arm sliders that Clay so kindly replaced for me (even though in my ignorance, I butchered the originals up).
I bolted it all together yesterday and everything is working fine. The calibrated markings are great and etched or cut to be more visible than before. I do use the angle cube, but they are nice to have anyway.
Just thought I would let everyone know that I am very happy with the new parts, and even more so with the nice folks at WEPS and the customer service that they provide.

Phil
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5574

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
Well... I got my new base bar and the arm sliders that Clay so kindly replaced for me (even though in my ignorance, I butchered the originals up).
I bolted it all together yesterday and everything is working fine. The calibrated markings are great and etched to be more visible than before. I do use the angle cube, but they are nice to have anyway.
Just thought I would let everyone know that I am very happy with the new parts, and even more so with the nice folks at WEPS and the customer service that they provide.

Phil

Hey Phil, are these the bars that have extended angles for the new arms?
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5575

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Yes they are.
Keep in mind I odered my upgraded arms and sliders almost a month before they were even in house at WEPS. I think I got one of the first few sets sent out. I also was one who had the problems with one of the early base bars that did not allow the new sliders with tighter tolerances to slide freely. In error I filed the inside of the sliders to make them work. This did the trick, but also allowed them to rock a bit at certain places on the rod. I called and talked to Kay, then Clay and told them my story. The put me on the list very early to get a replacement bar and new (even though I screwed them up) sliders.

I don't know how this all fits into the overall shipping schedule for the new arm sets and PRO Pack II kits. Apparenly though, the new bars must be available. I am sure the sets could be going out once everything is ready at WEPS.

Long answer to a short question, but I thought the whole story would be helpful for anyone anxiously awaiting their arm upgrades or PRO Pack II sets.

Phil
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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5606

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10/1/2012 Update

Many thanks to Fred Hermann for kindly nudging me to keep people updated :) We received 25 of the new Base Rods at the end of last week and have been shipping those out. That was all the supplier produced before their engraver went on the fritz. They since have got it back up and running and are working on the remaining pieces. I'll be able to get an update from them in the morning with an ETA for the rest of the pieces. We have everything else in stock so once the rods come in, we'll be shipping fast and furious. Thankfully we've mostly eliminated our backorder folder and also have some extra help in-house right now so things should roll pretty quickly. If you've got a Pro-Pack II or Upgrade on order, thank you very much for your patience. I can say very confidently that these new parts are awesome and you'll love using them.

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Re: Any news of Pro Pack 2 upgrades? 1 year 11 months ago #5618

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*grins*

CHEERS from the back bleachers!
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