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Jeff Stover

I just got a V5 a couple of months ago and consider myself a new faceter. I struggled with an old MDR and about gave up on this hobby. Since I started using the V5 it’s been better than I could imagine. When things go wrong it’s usually my mistake. Things like forgetting to reset the cheater, making sure the protractor is actually set correctly when going from shaping to polishing, making sue the dop is clean and set properly in the quill. One thing that I consistently mess up is the tension on the protractor after changing the angle. If it isn’t totally free when setting the angle you can be off a bit. Hope this makes sense from somebody new.