I have sharpened approximately 30 knives now with this system and am still learning. I have many hunting buddies bringing me their knives for a free sharpening's and they have all been very impressed. The system is amazing and I thoroughly enjoy using it. The looks on the faces of people as you hand them back their knives is amazing and to watch them use it is even better. I highly recommend the Professional model which is what I bought and look forward to using it for many years to come.
Had Edge Pro 3 kit for 2 and a bit years now and it is worth every cent. I thought the SCA was a bit of a novelty before my purchase, but now I know better! Didn't take long to master either, hardest part was to eliminate my "operator errors" and follow the instruction in the book and the DVD. It puts a perfect edge on... house scissors,
tiny grooming scissors,
fly tying scissors,
15 inch dressmaking scissors,
all my tin snips (which cut hair now),
all my chisels,
all my plane blades,
and resurfacing some small parts. If you purchase this, you can expect a versatile, easy to adjust, first class tool and Ben is patient and prompt with all of his good advice.
I sat on the fence for over 2 years on the purchase of the SCA. I finally made the leap and have put it to the test with a variety of dull scissors, pruning shears, nippers and hair stylist shears.
First off, the quality of the product is outstanding, just like the EP Pro is built to last, this isn't some plastic add on, this is well designed, meticulously crafted addition to what is already an extraordinary system. It comes with an instructional booklet, a DVD and all the tools necessary to install it.
I was nervous with my first set of scissors, I had no idea what to expect. I was quite impressed with the level of fine tuning/micro adjustment that is available and very easy to achieve. I was also amazed at how little time it took to get results, the scissors turned out extremely well, beyond my expectations, the next 4 pair were the same. I was given a pair of nippers to sharpen from a foot care specialist, I looked at them and said, "no this isn't possible". Nevertheless, I was able to fit them into the SCA, and sharpen them, these are not your everyday edges either. The stylist shears in my opinion turned out well beyond what I expected. The process is not difficult, the instructions are clear and the DVD is a great resource. I should have jumped down off that fence a long time ago.