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    I give up. There isn't a sticky here for it and I keep seeing acronyms all over in threads when searching and reading but nobody ever explains what they stand for.

    For example, when talking about how to sharpen a knife, what the hell is dps?

    What is an inclusive angle?

    Even in threads or posts that are linked as answers to sharpening questions it seems to just be assumed you know what the acronyms mean...frustrating

    Feel free to throw as many acronym definitions as possible. Surely there is a thread somewhere?

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    DPS is the degrees per side. If I were to say 30 degrees inclusive that would mean both sides added up. So that case it would be 15 degrees per side.

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    You're on top of it rycen. I knew there was a thread in tech support somewhere but you already posted it. I still run across standard text messaging acronyms that have me scratching my head sometimes even though I should know them by now.

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    dps degrees per side
    inclusive both bevels combined (40 inclusive means 20 per side)

    One not mentioned yet here:

    18 dps with a 20 "micro" means 18 degrees per side with a 20 degree micro-bevel (basically a teensy edge on the tip of your primary edge)

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    If you want to really twist your mind, visit the Busse forum. Acronyms abound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    If you want to really twist your mind, visit the Busse forum. Acronyms abound!
    You said it. I'm still trying to figure out a ton of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenOfNine View Post
    You said it. I'm still trying to figure out a ton of them.
    I stopped bothering with that years ago. I've started just making up what I decide they stand for. Not sure why people get so excited about their Naturally Motivated Bowel Movements, but hey, to each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insipid Moniker View Post
    I stopped bothering with that years ago. I've started just making up what I decide they stand for. Not sure why people get so excited about their Naturally Motivated Bowel Movements, but hey, to each their own.
    Bwhahaha, now that's funny!

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    Since these questions seem to be about sharpening, I'm moving the thread to Maintenance.

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