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Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi Mark,
I work at a volunteer soup kitchen, which is why I've been purchasing your products.

I have a friend that works there that would like to sharpen their own knives.

The green brick, which I bought works great for knives that are already in descent shape.

I tried sharpening my friend's dull japanese knife with the green brick but seemed to really make very little progress with it. Seemed like it would have taken forever to sharpen that knife with that stone.

What do you suggest as a cost-effective starter kit for those that have nothing and probably have some dull knives at home but would like to start maintaining them on a regular basis?



Frank

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi Fran,

Here's what you do. Get yourself a good low grit stone like the beston 500 and a mid/high grit stone like the green brick (if you have one) or the Imanishi 4K and that's all you need. The 500 will save you time and energy since it's nice and coarse and will give the edge some teeth. Then the 2-4 K stone will refine the edge and make it last longer and cut better.

That's it. It's a quick and easy set up. I'm surprised more people don't talk about this kind of set up more because I really like the way it works. It's fast works well.

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:15 pm

Beston 500
1000 Ume or Bester 1200
Suehiro Rika

Great set that can do just about everything you want done.

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:30 pm

Is there a well-liked splash-n-go alternative to the Beston 500?

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:54 pm

The Shapton Glass 500

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:16 am

Unfortunately that one is out of stock.
There is the Naniwa Super Stone Baseless 2cm Thick 400x available.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nasustbaexth.html

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:53 am

The Shapton Pro 320 is a splash-n-go and a good stone.

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:42 pm

+1 on the Shapton Pro 320 you could use that, go to your green brick and then finish on the Suehiro Rika (which I just received and already love). I have all three of these and they all are great!

If you don't want to go Shapton Pro go with these as an alternate:
Shapton Glass 320
Nubmtomba Bamboo 400

Re: Cost effective starter set for dull beaters

Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:36 pm

Yeah, the 320 Shapton Pro is a good alternative too.
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