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02-20-2013, 07:45 PM
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You can check the level somewhat by laying a straightedge perpendicularly across the blade and see if it's tilted at all.

I had a problem with uneven edges when I first started out, without knowing that was the problem. I went to a couple of places for sharpenings and it still never seemed right. Finally I got my skates in good hands and they fixed them. If you have uneven edges, a lazy sharpener won't even notice them and you'll continue to have issues. Once they are correct, it is heavenly.

I also agree that you should go 5/8". 7/16" is very hard to learn to stop on.

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