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 Post subject: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:09 am 

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I got the magnet and really like using that to stabilize the blade while sharpening, but when I pull it (even linearly) or lift on it I weaken the suction cup grip and eventually pull that up. I'd really like to mount it to a base, but I use it on a nice table and can't mount it to that. Any tips or tricks? Right now that is keeping me from using it...

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 am 

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You can try Duct tape, Gorilla is a good brand, to hold the front legs down that's what I did. I eventually took the suction cups off and mounted zip ties and tape to hold it on a piece of granite.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:01 am 
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Get yourself a piece of fairly thick tempered glass large enough for the unit to fit on. Or plexiglass would work also. I would think the weight of the glass would work better. Maybe find some material to put under the glass to keep it from moving around. Edge Pro Inc. has that stone leveling kit with the round glass plate that IIRC the Apex will fit on. But its pretty pricey for what it is.



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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:13 am 

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The OP has a good base, just the front legs are popping up because of the magnet, thus causing the suction cups to loosen.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:21 am 
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Obviously that is not the case. A table top is indicated and he wants to mount it on something other than that. Or so he said.



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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:47 pm 
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You can take the suction cups off and use appropriate size screws to attach the EP solidly to some kind of wooden or other drillable base, like a thick poly cutting board. It won't be as portable this way, but if your base has some weight to it, this should solve your problem. I would use grippy shelf liner between the base and your table/counter, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:26 pm 

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Using an upside down pyrex baking disk as a base, if I let the base get excessively wet, the suction cups will come loose. Just periodically drying the base solved the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:11 pm 
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I think its just the nature of the apex , those suction cups never really looked all that sturdy.



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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:01 pm 

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Oops miss read the post..go to your local granite store and ask for a good chunk there going to throw out. They might even drill the holes you need for a few bucks. Take the cups off for sure and either drill, tape or epoxy it to the granite. Either way get rid of the cups and mount the front and back..
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 Post subject: Re: Keeping the Apex from lifting when using magnet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:27 pm 

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dougmc wrote:Using an upside down pyrex baking disk as a base, if I let the base get excessively wet, the suction cups will come loose. Just periodically drying the base solved the problem.


I use it right side up. It will also catch the water I sprinkle on the stones. Need to buy myself one and leave hers alone.


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