I recently bought a bigger clamp to hold together my diamond stones and side edge guide, since what I had before was too small and wouldn't reach the diamond stone. This clamp is very tight and hard to open, but the real problem is that it holds the stone slightly at an angle. If I get it in the right spot, I think it fits mostly flat, but I'm not left with a lot of diamond stone hanging over to sharpen with. I have done the test with a permanent marker to see where the edge is being sharpened, and there were times where only half of the marker was removed after only a few passes. Am I better off not using a clamp and only relying on my fingers with the side edge guide?
Another related question. How many passes should I be making with a stone along the edge?
Edited by nemesis256 - 12/29/13 at 4:03pm