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This topic contains 217 replies, has 37 voices, and was last updated by  Alan 11/09/2019 at 3:25 pm.

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    Tommie
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    Rumor has it that WE is coming out with an adapter kit to lower the Gen 3 Pro, but it hasn’t been seen yet. You could do like others here, myself included and go to your local hardware store and pick up the necessary hardware and lower it yourself. Easy job.

    Couldn’t we just get a higher chair, or a chair that has vertical adj? Reason is that such is easier to adjust vs. making a potentially permanent adjustment to the WE unit which changes depending on knife width, etc…

    Well Pat, I could have spent $$ on a new chair, but for $2.00 worth on bolts and nuts I lowered the Gen 3 Pro. I can easily put the shelves back under it if I wished. And, it hasn’t changed anything about how the Gen 3 Pro sharpens knives, but has helped keep my back from hurting so bad.

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    Organic
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    Rumor has it that WE is coming out with an adapter kit to lower the Gen 3 Pro, but it hasn’t been seen yet. You could do like others here, myself included and go to your local hardware store and pick up the necessary hardware and lower it yourself. Easy job.

    Couldn’t we just get a higher chair, or a chair that has vertical adj? Reason is that such is easier to adjust vs. making a potentially permanent adjustment to the WE unit which changes depending on knife width, etc…

    I think you’re misunderstanding what is meant by lowering the gen. 3 pro. The relative positions of the arms and clamp are maintained while the shelving unit underneath the sharpener is removed. This makes it so the sharpener sits lower down on the bench or table making it a better working height for some users. It will have zero effect on the sharpening results.

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    #52384

    Organic
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    This is the type of mod Tommie is talking about.

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    #52419

    Brewbear
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    @organic, nice video. For some strange reason I was under the impression that Clay was using the soapy suds on his stones in the one video I saw, but I think I like your way better (haven’t used it yet ) Any particular soap you’re using? Thanks.

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    #52420

    Organic
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    That was a repost from @alan. It is not my setup.

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    #52509

    Pat
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    I use alcohol spray to clean the diamond stones and lapping films.  Gets most of the stuff off.

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    #52510

    Pat
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    Actually, I wish the Gen 3 Pro would go wider.  Asymmetrical grinds have a very wide single sided bevel and even for an Emerson CQC 7, at the bottom setting, you have to end up going back to your Gen 2 at 35 degrees.

    Anyone have thoughts how to use the Gen 3 pro for this?

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    #52519

    Alan
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    Wow. Haven’t seen that video in a long time, almost forgot that I made it! I just us a drop of regular dish soap with some water. I still do this and it works really well to keep the dust down and things clean. BTW, I received my Gen 3 Pro I think 5 years ago (not sure actually) and still using it today.. love it!

     

    Alan

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