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Started by Josu V, December 30, 2019, 06:51:36 PM
Quote from: Even on December 30, 2019, 09:45:47 PMHello.I ordered directly from edgeonup, and got it delivered to Norway with no problem
Quote from: RickKrung on December 31, 2019, 05:18:01 AMAre you familiar with the BESS Exchange? http://bessex.com/forum/A lot of outstanding information and people there. It was founded and is administered by the owner of EdgeOnUp, Mike Brubacher. Great guy, very approachable and entertaining.As Evan says, they can be ordered directly, but I also know they are sold by Amazon. Maybe there is an EU version of Amazon where you can get one. While your customers don't know they want you to have a BESS tester, they will know that you produce sharper, more consistent edges once you have one. I recommend you read post #18 in this thread on the BESS Exchange, by grepper, extolling the virtues and benefits of using a BESS tester. I could not say it this well, but then grepper is a much more experienced and better sharpener than I. I also recommend (to all) that you get one of these 60X hand microscopes https://www.amazon.com/KINGMAS-Microscope-Magnifier-Universal-Smartphones/dp/B00PQ9XV2E. A very recently deceased BESSEX and Tormek forum member, Mark Reich, turned me on to them over a year ago. Besides the BESS tester, it is the single most valuable tool I use for assessing progress and condition of edges during sharpening. I examine the entire length of every edge, multiple times. I am able to see burrs long before I can feel them. I've used these without the clip on holder mostly. I only recently discovered the clip on thing. It actually works for taking photos, which surprised the heck out of me. Here are two photos I took using it, using the clip on holder. One is of a nick on the apex of my Leatherman tool and the other are the 1mm hash marks on my Mitutoyo digital calipers. Rick
Quote from: RickKrung on January 02, 2020, 05:48:21 PMMike, Great to hear from you directly on this forum. Thank you for answering Josu's question directly. I welcome your participation here, even though you are a commercial vendor. I hope you will monitor the at least the knife sharpening forum, where the tester is most often discussed. I know you participate on the BESSEX with very little commercial bias. I commend you for that. I hope your busy life allows you to "pop in" here occasionally. For the record here, Mike is a very knowledgeable and friendly fellow. I enjoy his contributions on the BESSEX. Mike is very approachable and will answer you questions in the same informative manner as he has done with Josu's. He provided a direct email so, if you feel you do not want to ask commercial content on the forum, I know he will respond to direct email. I've done it a good bit in the past. I also highly recommend that, if interested in knife sharpening matters beyond Tormek, the BESSEX is a great forum. That is another way to interact with Mike, as he is a frequent poster there. Several of our fellow Tormek members are regular participants as well. http://bessex.com/forum/Rick
Quote from: casher50 on January 29, 2020, 12:48:24 AMI also am a BESS fan. I have a PT-50A and use it often. I have found that checking each blade in between 3 and 5 spots on the blade (tip, half way to center, center, halfway to heel and heel) and averaging the results gives me a better idea of overall sharpness and helps identify problems. Testing blades that are 3 inches or so long I only check the tip, center and heel.
Quote from: Josu V on January 28, 2020, 08:49:44 PMReading your answers, I´m starting to be impatient...In this moments, the Bess Tester PT50 is in Spain´s Customs Hopefully it doesn't cost me too much money.Regards
Quote from: RickKrung on January 29, 2020, 05:25:29 AMQuote from: casher50 on January 29, 2020, 12:48:24 AMI also am a BESS fan. I have a PT-50A and use it often. I have found that checking each blade in between 3 and 5 spots on the blade (tip, half way to center, center, halfway to heel and heel) and averaging the results gives me a better idea of overall sharpness and helps identify problems. Testing blades that are 3 inches or so long I only check the tip, center and heel.Hmm, five test locations seems like overkill to me and wasteful of the test media. I only do the three, no matter how long the knife is.
Quote from: jvh on January 29, 2020, 09:09:00 PMHi,just a question... did anybody try another testing media? I mean eg. fishing line for multi-point edge testing, not for final sharpness test.
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