I've been sharpening on stones for several months and enjoy it.
Nevertheless, I'm looking to spend some money on a new toy and figure that I'd get a sharpening device.
1. Last time a checked about a year ago, Edge Pro was considered by many to be the best. Is this still the case? Has Wicked Edge come out with a modification to allow for more acute angles than 20 degrees (or whatever it was) ? Is there another device people would recommend I investigate? I'm going to be sharpening J knives, and will want to have the option of getting really acute angles, e.g. 5 degrees.
2. For those who endorse the EdgePro (I'm getting the professional model), can you recommend a kit for me , as well as whatever aftermarket accessories/stones or anything else I'll need? A complete "shopping list" with links would be helpful and save me a lot of time/thought. FYI, for hand sharpening I've been happy with my current toolbox of 220x shapton glassstone, beston 500, bester 1000, rika 5K, naniwa SS 10K, and polycrystalline diamond on leather strop. Equivalent tools on the EdgePro would be nice but not necessary.