We have a massive amount of Edge Pro products so we figured it would be good to have a whole section on how to use the machine and what to use on it.
Fri May 18, 2012 8:22 pm
I have the EdgePro Apex with Chosera stone set. Recently, I've noticed that my stones are dished out. I also noticed you don't carry the EdgePro stone leveling kit.
What is the optimal way to flatten my stones (probably a pricy diamond stone)? What is the best way on a tight budget?
Sat May 19, 2012 10:48 am
Wet sandpaper on a piece of glass....
Optimally Atoma 1200 for finer stones & Atoma 140 for the low grits.
Be smart - buy once.......
Sat May 19, 2012 7:37 pm
There are a variety of methods. We did sell the Edge Pro flattener but I didn't like it. Big, heavy and messy to use.
There are a bunch of options to flatten. My friend Rookie mentioned a couple and they are good. In addition there are a couple other ones you should consider:
These are a few others:
The DMT XXC is the best selling plate we sell for flattening. Even, flat and long lasting.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmtextracoarse.html
This is another diamond flattener that is a little smaller and much less money:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html
This is a smaller one than the other 2 but it's 2 sided and it works on the Edge Pro for reprofiliing.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt2x6diplfo.html
The Atoma is also available here:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/at14dipl.html
We don't sell sandpaper but you can get it at a hardward store. Get 120 grit wet dry sandpaper. It is cheap up front but if you sharpen a lot you will be better off with a diamond plate.
Sat May 19, 2012 10:25 pm
Sandpaper works, but make sure you scrub the stone a bit after flattening to make sure there's no cross contamination.
I prefer the Atoma's, but they are more expensive. The DMT are not bad at all and if the Atoma plates weren't available, I would still use them today.
Sun May 20, 2012 4:40 pm
I used sandpaper yesterday, it was a bit slow but effective. I'll likely save up for the Atoma plates.
Sun May 20, 2012 6:31 pm
Cool James. Show us some shots of the edges you are getting once you practive with the machine.
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