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20 hours ago, jdrichard said:

Watch Maker's Jacot Tool - Setup and Use https://youtu.be/f-8Vd2m-WBs

Thanks @jdrichard, I've seen it previously, it is very helpful, and I should have mentioned it in my post. What I found additionally useful in the video I linked to was that the Jacot was being used by someone who's probably been using it for hundred of hours. It gives you a good feeling for what speed and pressure to use. Of course, I wouldn't really know, but perhaps @nickelsilver could shim in if I'm wrong in my assumption!?

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1 hour ago, nickelsilver said:

Looks like a trained pro, and someone who frequently uses it.

I actually used my Jacot this weekend to straighten a pivot on the 24 Jewel Bunn special I have been working on. Great tool if used correctly.

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