|Lee Valley A2|
|Microbevels front and back.|
|Use a jig.|
|Copyright (c) 2002-15, Brent Beach|
Good durability, poor edge quality with use.
As with all my other tests, I honed three front and back bevels using 15, 5, and 0.5 micron 3M micro abrasive paper.
This iron came with a 30 degree primary bevel. I did one test with this bevel angle then reground the primary bevel to 25 degrees, so the results would be more comparable to the other irons.
|The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after the 0.5 micron paper.|
The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after 50 passes along 4 foot douglas-fir board.
The wear bevel is about 4 pixels wide. There is some evidence of edge breakdown, almost as if the edge is bending back or breaking off.
The front bevel, 200 X magnification, after 150 passes along 4 foot douglas-fir board.
The wear bevel is about 6 pixels wide, but the edge has defects.