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12-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TieClark View Post
Sorry, that's still not true however. Eventually it gets to a point where you're not getting any deeper, but 5 passes compared to 7 and 7 to 9 does effect how deep the hollow is. Ideally you're getting a full 1/2" cut right down the middle every time. That isn't the case though, especially in stores that sharpen 100~ skates a day.

For example when someone asks for a 1/2" cut but not too sharp, you run it through the stone less times in order to make it less sharp. You don't change it to a 5/8" cut.
see when i sharpen my skated before i start counting passes, i make sure the whole blade is being touched by the stone, usually meaning that its not getting deeper. as far as i go, if someone finds the blades too sharp i make the hollow less deep. that way they are still getting even edges

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