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03-30-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mistrhanky View Post
Yeah, there is definitely a lot more slide. I think my weight negates a bit of that. Hollow is certainly something that you have to tune to your needs it seems. I was just stunned at how much better 5/8's felt for me. Really 9/16 would probably be my sweet spot, but I don't think anyone really cuts that. I definitely would not want to go any shallower than that though.
9/16ths is the same as doing any other cut... it's just a matter of the sharpener dressing the stone before he does your pair. I'm pretty sure most sharpeners will do whatever you ask of them (however annoying it might be to dress the stone 3 times in a row lol). Like let's say you wanted your normal 5/8ths cut at a place that doesn't keep that as their standard, they'd have to dress the stone regardless so you might as well ask for 9/16ths.

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