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New platen for Kally 1SM - SHARPCO - 06-28-2020

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RE: New platen for Kally 1SM - CasePeanut - 06-29-2020

interesting, how is it different than the stock platen?


RE: New platen for Kally 1SM - Mike Brubacher - 06-30-2020

Was going to shoot a picture of the stock platen and post it for you Peanut but can't seem to find it any longer. As memory serves - the stock platen looks like the bottom half of the Reich/Kalamazoo platen and without the  1 x 3 flat bar protruding above.


RE: New platen for Kally 1SM - blgentry - 06-30-2020

(06-29-2020, 10:36 PM)CasePeanut Wrote: interesting, how is it different than the stock platen?

Video incoming with some information from my perspective.

Brian.


Video - blgentry - 06-30-2020

My thoughts on it in video form:





Brian.


RE: New platen for Kally 1SM - grepper - 07-01-2020

Another fine video by Mr. Brian, Samurai of the BESS Exchange.
 
You nailed it Brian concerning perfect platen/belt alignment on the Kally.  It seems every Kally is unique and each unit tracks a bit differently.  To get perfect alignment the platen must support the following adjustments:
 
Left to right
Closer/farther from the belt
Clockwise/counter clockwise rotation
Top to bottom tilt
Left/right side tilt
 
The Kally is a great sharpening machine.  While exact platen/belt alignment is not an absolute necessity, perfect setup makes any system perform better.
 
Thanks for taking the time to make a video explaining that important aspect of the Kally Brian.


RE: New platen for Kally 1SM - CasePeanut - 07-03-2020

Brian - thank you for the video! I just watched it and found it so instructive. Thank you!