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"The Reedual is a good machine, although the sandpaper cut is usually very inconsistent--at least I have found this to be true through my past experiences with using this machine. I currently use a "clarinerd toy" called Reed Wizard. I use the Reed Wizard on commercial reeds, and recently I have had great success with it. It doesn't make bad reeds good, but it does make good reeds better and more stable and they seem to even last for a longer period of time. The key to the Reed Wizard is finding the appropriate placement on the table for the file to shave; however, if you prefer cutting your reeds from the tube/blanks on the Reedual, replace the sandpaper after each blank, don't press the arm against the sanding wheel too hard, and use very good blanks--the reed blanks are the most important stage I have found."

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