The ReedGeek Universal Classic pays for itself in a few different ways. First, there is the simple mathematical calculation can make by increasing the number of reeds per box that suit . Additionally, can get longer life from reeds, especially when they warp to a degree that would ordinarily discard them. This "break even" happens within a few months for most professionals and easily within a year for students.More importantly though, can get better performance out of any reed with the ReedGeek Classic. With its proprietary true edge-retention technology and superior U.S. steel blends, the ReedGeek rivals even the most expensive reed knives sold today, with no sharpening required and no dangerous knife blade. They can be used by both single and double reed players as one would use traditional knives to adjust and balance reeds.The tip of the tool features a gentle proprietary radius that can be used for precision scraping, including balancing the tip, adjusting the heart or other fine adjustments. The radius allows single-point contact for scraping very precise areas of the reed quickly. On each side of the scraper blade, there is a blade designed specifically to adjust or modify the rails of the reed. These blades quickly define the desired rail profile.The ReedGeek œClassic uses a new, medical grade, corrosion-resistant, edge-retention process. It possesses the original four crisp planing edges, two rail adjustors, the œpencil eraser radius tip and the square back for scraping and profiling that users have found indispensable. ReedGeek's proprietary self-locking neoprene bag and case ensure years of reliable use.Consistency makes all the difference with reeds, and now with a little time and the ReedGeek Universal Classic, can be sure to experience the same reed attributes every time address the horn.