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Blackstone X02 sharpener

Hi guys, I'm thinking about getting a X02 FBV sharpener. I checked out the 120 page thread on MSH, but haven't gone through all of it yet. Thought I'd post here and there later to inquire as well, but wanted to get an opinion here from anyone who's had experience with it before.

Was wondering if anyone here have any beginner tips for me in terms of what accessories and equipments are must-buys on top of the machine, the case and the accessory kit itself?

How many grinding wheels, spinners and etc should I have around?

I'm planning to roll with 2 different spinners (90/75 and 100/50).

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google edgechecker. buy one. it helped me.

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I ordered the machine, and also got their bat gauge.

If I can't get it to work I'll look into the edge checker or the br100. Thanks for the heads up.

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Couple tips for the Bat Gauge in case you didn't see them on the MSH thread. First, put a piece of electrical tape in the blade slot so your blades don't score the metal. If it scores the metal they can get seated in those scores and lead to inaccurate readings. Just replace the tape every so often to keep it fresh. Secondly, once you have it seated on the blade take a finger and push it down between the two screws on the face a few times. It should be free and bouncy, not stuck in one position. When it's bouncy it should be sitting and reading correctly. Sometimes you push down and it gets stuck down. Then you just have to re-seat it and try again.

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Thanks. I'm having a hard time sifting through everything in that massive thread.

I'll give your tip a try and post a photo here when my stuff gets here to see if I'm doing it right. My stuff should get here in a couple of weeks.

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That looks like a nice setup. I own a wissota, which is an excellent sharpener too. Although when I bought it, there wasn't other options out there. I will say it is great having a sharpener out in the garage for personal use.

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I ordered the machine, and also got their bat gauge.

If I can't get it to work I'll look into the edge checker or the br100. Thanks for the heads up.
The BR100 equivalent is on sale at Maximum Edge for $99:

http://www.maximumedge.ca/

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The BR100 equivalent is on sale at Maximum Edge for $99:

http://www.maximumedge.ca/
Thanks. Not sure if they ship internationally... But most of all, I'm not sure if I want to drop $99 on another edge checker when I haven't even tried out the bat gauge yet - my sharpener won't arrive until 2 weeks. later

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