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DMT XXC Question

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:26 pm

> Mark,
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> Would the DMT XX Course stone be a good choice to flatten the 500 - 4000 grit Shapton stones I got from you?
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> I'm getting incredible results with the stones I've purchased and the tutorials on your web site. ALL my knives are sharper than they have ever been. Thanks!
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> --
> Robert

Hi Robert,

Yes that's what I use on all my stones up to about 8K.

Awesome! I love to hear that. :)

Kind Regards,
Mark Richmond
www.chefKnivesToGo.com
(608) 232-1137

Re: DMT XXC Question

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:07 pm

On stones from about 1k on up you should use something finer to smooth the surface, the XXC will leave deep gouges that affect the feedback and IMO the results.

Re: DMT XXC Question

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:26 pm

chefknivestogo wrote:Yes that's what I use on all my stones up to about 8K.


Mark, what would you use above the 8K point?

Jason B. wrote:On stones from about 1k on up you should use something finer to smooth the surface, the XXC will leave deep gouges that affect the feedback and IMO the results.


Jason, what finer "something" would you recommend?

Re: DMT XXC Question

Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:38 am

Get a finer grit DMT plate, and you can also use your other stones to rub on other stones; aka rub your 8,000 with a 1,000 after using the DMT plate. This is getting nit-picking, but it actually does give you slightly better results I find.

Re: DMT XXC Question

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:19 am

600-800 grit sandpaper works well or a nagura stone.
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