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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.
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Diamond Plates/Stropping Question

Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:37 am

I have a question about the diamond plates for the Edge Pro offered on the main site. Would it make sense to use the 1-.1 micron plates for stropping rather than balsa or leather with paste/spray? Would there be a meaningful performance difference if the media used was spec'd to be the same micron level; any downside? Also, any idea of the usable life of the plates - 10, 30, 50 uses? Thanks for any input.

Re: Diamond Plates/Stropping Question

Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:27 am

The plates work faster because you can use them like a stone (both edge leading as trailing).

No idea how long those plates last, but I've tested a 140grit prototype before they came out and that one is still going strong after 30 knives (more or less).

I'm partial to compounds as I use them for convex edges as well, but if you only do V-bevels, the plates are a good option.

Re: Diamond Plates/Stropping Question

Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:52 pm

The diamond plates below 6 micron should NOT be used as edge leading strokes. They are more delicate. I DO have a different formulation in 6, 3, 1 and 0.5 microns that is a much tougher formulation that, while more expensive, is what I would recommend. Please PM me for details. The new formulation is more like the formulation for the 165 micron plate, which is even tougher than the 125 micron plate that you have, Michiel.

For convex edges, these are also available from me with a softer backing too.

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Ken
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