I'm not much of a turner, but I think I know what you mean.
The thing I've been working on is really 'riding the bevel'. Seems like everything I read stresses this. When I do manage to do that, things work pretty well.
if I raise my angle of attack, I can sure hog shavings off faster, but its not as smooth, and I risk a blow out causing catch...
Still working on my technique...
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