It is honestly my Fault. I did not watch any videos. I have been sharpening knives about half a Century. I do like a guided system like the Sharpmaker. I think the Wicked Edge is so unnatural. Just my opinion. Perhaps it will grow on me. If it gives me better results than terrific. The motion just seems so odd to me. I certainly cannot do it with both hands at once. I am not giving up on it. I am thinking for the price it must be better than stones and rods. So I will get proficient at it before I make a judgement. Unless a lot of you tell me I can obtain better results freehand. I will not waste my time. I got it from a Friend and he does not mind to restock it.