I had posted a question to Jeff concerning angles on DeWalt planer blades and couldn't wait for the answer. I jumped in gave it a whirl. The short story; it worked great. I have three cuts on my right index finger to prove it!
I also used my grader advancer for the first time to prepare the stone. What a tool! I highly recommend one.
The biggest problem I had was setting the angle. The cutting surface on these blades is very small and it was difficult getting it right. Once I got by using the felt pen marker method and setting the depth it was a breeze. The really nice thing about this jig is that once you get the first edge where you want it, the remaining blades are trouble free. I wasn't sure they were"sharp" enough so I checked them against a brand new set I has just bought by just feeling the edge. The Tormek job as sharper!
The water mess wasn't that bad. I did tilt the motor with a piece of 1/4" plywood under the base and it did help. I think that I am going to remove the mechanical stop. I have 13" blades that I need to sharpen and now that I know how the carrier works I don't think not having it in place will be a problem.
One last note. I hate honing! I just don't have the "feel" for it but I try my best. Honing these VERY sharp, flexible, long blades is dangerous. It took me a while to get it. Make sure you aren't too aggressive with pressure because if it catches it may very well cut you!