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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1640

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Looks good, Clay! 6.25... you need some very special steel to hold that edge. How low can you go? ;)

I am really curious to know how stable the knife is in the new attachment.
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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1642

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I may have to stand corrected, but I believe as it stands now at this point in its design and testing, that how low an angle you can get may depend to a certain extent on the width of the blade...that is to say, how high one get get it clamped in the device...the higher the lower the angle.

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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1644

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leomitch wrote:
I may have to stand corrected, but I believe as it stands now at this point in its design and testing, that how low an angle you can get may depend to a certain extent on the width of the blade...that is to say, how high one get get it clamped in the device...the higher the lower the angle.

Sure. Meant it as a joke, Leo. I don't think I'll ever create an angle below 10*, unless I become a sushi chef, which is rather unlikely...

I do think stability of the knife will be important: clamping power of the attachment, does the attachment bend (slightly?), etc.
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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1662

hey clay. got a suggestion. instead of makin a attatchment why dont you just make a new set of jaws to replace the ones on the unit already and just make them out of a strong stainless steel. people with bent vises should just get the upgrade hint hint.
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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1665

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zacharylawrence wrote:
hey clay. got a suggestion. instead of makin a attatchment why dont you just make a new set of jaws to replace the ones on the unit already and just make them out of a strong stainless steel. people with bent vises should just get the upgrade hint hint.

Hi again Zachary! The aluminum vises are more than adequate for their purpose. The recent problem with the bending vises has to do with a company error by the foundry with heat treatment. For example, I have had my unit for well over a year and have subjected it to the rigours of every kind of sharpening you can imagine and not the slightest bend in those jaws. And at first I broke every rule regarding proper tightening of the screws. :sick: Many hundreds of other units are just as strong, not just mine.
I am not sure, but I suspect that using SS for the vise or even for the new device would add an added cost and weight to the whole rig and then you would still be open to errors in heat treatment as we saw with this bad batch of aluminum vises.
I hope this adds some clarity for you. I know having received a wobbly vise after a long wait is no fun but this was an unforeseen glitch that Clay is doing his best to make right.
Just two more cents worth while you wait for Clay to respond.

Leo
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Re: Low Angle Accessory 2 years 5 months ago #1742

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+1 for a a new set of jaws as this could be less finicky? I am happy with the Al vices.
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