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    Am I out of the loupe?

    Hi guys
    I have a little survey for you if you don't mind
    First do you use a loupe/ magnification when sharpening?
    Second are you satisfied with your sharpening results? ( whether or not you use a loupe)
    I have never used one while sharpening, but am starting to think it will improve my results. Thanks for your time
    Huw
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    Never used one. Not that OCD.
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    Never used one on knives as you pretty much go after burr formation, but use it often on razors

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    If you are using a Magic Marker to see if you are getting to the edge, you almost have to use a loupe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    If you are using a Magic Marker to see if you are getting to the edge, you almost have to use a loupe.
    especially if you happen to have my eyes. I use a 8x magnification. If you want to give it a try, use a SLR standard lens (look thru the front lens).

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    Never used one. Thought about it, but never have. Pretty happy with my sharpening anyways.
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    I use an Optivisor 2X and 3.5X.

    While not really necessary for sharpening, it can provide good feedback.

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    I bought a cheap one to play around with, with no real intention of taking it too seriously and getting nuts about it. I didn't really find it terribly useful and don't even know where it is right now.

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    Only occasionally, and only when I'm getting an unexpected result. Otherwise, what Maxim said. Am I satisfied with my sharpening results? I'll never be satisfied.

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    I use one occasionally to look at scratch patterns and to see if maybe i missed a wire edge.

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