I have had the 9000 for about two years. It has spent the better part of a year and half on the shelf out of frustration. I cannot for the life of me get this thing to sharpen correctly. It grinds the crap out of the top of the blade and never works down to sharpening the whole face of the blade in one swipe. I talked with a gentleman from magna matic when I bought it and was expieriencing this problem. He explained that I did not set it up properly. I was told to have the wheel knick the table and turn it a half turn up for your perfect 30 degrees. I have done all of this with no success. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.