The Slide Guide gives you 2 points of contact on the knife. This improves blade stability and allows quicker, more repeatable blade placement. One piece extends from one edge of the blade table to the other, while the center piece slides back and forth independently and can lock in to position to accommodate a wide variety of blade shapes and sizes. It works well by itself, but when combined with a magnetized blade table (available on the newest Professional Model sharpeners) it makes sharpening on the Edge Pro easier than ever before. The Slide Guide is machined from 6061 T6 aluminum, and has a hard anodized coating to protect it from wear and tear over time.
This is a high quality accessory to add to your arsenal of sharpening supplies.
We have found this to work best when used with blades that will remain in one position and will not be moved while being sharpened.
****Note - The Slide Guide comes in 2 sizes - one for the Apex model sharpener, and one for the Professional model sharpener. This version only fits the Apex.
*There can be some minor color variation from one part to the next.