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  • #45143

    Mickey
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    I’ve been lurking here for a week and placed an order for a 2017 Gen 3 Pro that will arrive next week. I’m new to WE and am impressed with everything I have read here and seen on videos.  Forum members seem eager to share their knowledge and that is encouraging. I am a casual hobbyist and looking forward to making friends and picking your brains.

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    #45144

    MarcH
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    Lurking is harmless and allowed.  Welcome to the WE forum Mickey.

     

    Marc
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    #45147

    Organic
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    Welcome Mickey! You’re beginning your journey to very sharp knives. The gen 3 pro is a great unit and I know you’re going to like it.

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    #45149

    David
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    Welcome Mickey,

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    #45150

    Mickey
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    I noticed the Gen 3 pro does not come with an alignment guide like the pro pack 3 does. Do I need to get one?

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    #45151

    MarcH
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    I noticed the Gen 3 pro does not come with an alignment guide like the pro pack 3 does. Do I need to get one?

    That is a good question, Mickey.  You’ll have to contact WE on that.  It probably does comes with the “old style” basic flat metal ruler “Alignment Guide” and the depth key.  The website details don’t state it, though.  The depth key and alignment guides are not a “suggested extra” so it must be included.  The Advanced Alignment Guide is sold as an extra for everything except the Pro-Pack III and is a nice handy extra to have.  Someone who recently purchased a Gen 3 Pro hopefully will chime in.

    Marc
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    #45160

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    My pre-2017 gen. 3 pro came with the standard alignment guide. I have since ordered the advanced alignment guide and use that almost exclusively. The standard alignment guide is fine, but the advanced alignment guide is easily worth the extra $8 in my opinion.

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    #45161

    sksharp
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    Hello Mickey, the advanced alignment guide makes repeating clamp placement very easy and repeatable. If your unit hasn’t shipped yet you could get them to ship it with the unit and if not I’m sure they’ll send one to you.

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    #45163

    wickededge
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    I noticed the Gen 3 pro does not come with an alignment guide like the pro pack 3 does. Do I need to get one?

    It is included with the kit.

    -Clay

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    #45164

    Pinkfloyd
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    Welcome! Great choice on choosing the Gen 3 Pro. I think you will enjoy

    Since you said you have been lurking on the Forum awhile I’m sure you have read about starting out with old beater knives to get the hang of the WE system. If you don’t have any, the Dollar store is a great place to purchase some cheap knives to practice on and break your hones in. I was just in our local Dollar Store and they really do have a bunch of knives from $1-$5

    Good Luck!

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    #45165

    Mickey
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    Thanks for all the replies. I’m watching lots of videos and reading…building up to the big day next week when it gets here.

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    #45212

    Mickey
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    I got everything yesterday and set it up. It’s certainly a sharp looking machine!

     

    I put a balisong in to practice set up and put into practice what I’ve read so far. I’m taking it slowly and can see there are many variables to deal with. The blade is asymmetric. I remove ink all on the left edge but the right one is still untouched for about 1/4” at the tip. I’m taking notes on what I’m doing and reading past posts on solutions.

    Ive got to thank WE and all of you for the forum and information here.

     

    also, Pinkfloyd – I stopped by dollar general and got a 3 piece kitchen set for $4. Thanks for the tip.

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