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    Are you familiar with the marker test? Either a...

    Are you familiar with the marker test? Either a Sharpie or magnification, or both, would help you determine if the bevel is fully set.
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    It depends on your definition: 1. Creation of a...

    It depends on your definition:
    1. Creation of a burr. I've never been able to see this on a razor but I believe it is claimed to occur on lower grits.
    2. Removing too much steel. This is the...
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    The greatest likelihood is the bevel stage. If...

    The greatest likelihood is the bevel stage. If you are using the thumbnail test to assess the bevel it is rather difficult to distinguish between a nearly and fully set bevel.

    The difference...
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    And I have never been able to find an edge that...

    And I have never been able to find an edge that can tree-top my arm hair. This is why everyone's test has to be calibrated for themselves, but remember that it is only used as a precursor to the...
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    Imagine a saw blade held against a hanging...

    Imagine a saw blade held against a hanging string. The teeth will catch the string and if you pull hard enough you can break the string. This can be the equivalent of what you are experiencing with...
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