alasakin wrote:Why is it important to start with the finishing stone ? Since moving back and forth between the stones preserves the angle then starting with the first, last, or any stone in between should be the same, wouldn't it ?
True, it will work as you say.
However there are very small tolerances/deviations at play during the changing of the stones while setting the drill stop collar.
As the edge contact with the final stone is critical for a "perfect" edge, I find setting the DSC with the final stone is more accurate ultimately.
I have tried both ways as well, but the last stone first, to me, appears slightly more accurate.