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Help with acronyms

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Warp, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Warp


    Jul 18, 2009
    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?
  2. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    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.
  3. -Corey-

    -Corey- Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2015
    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.
  4. SevenOfNine

    SevenOfNine Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2016
    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)
  5. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    If you want to really twist your mind, visit the Busse forum. Acronyms abound!
  6. SevenOfNine

    SevenOfNine Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2016
    You said it. I'm still trying to figure out a ton of them.
  7. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    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.
  8. shinyedges

    shinyedges Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Bwhahaha, now that's funny!
  9. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Since these questions seem to be about sharpening, I'm moving the thread to Maintenance.

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