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.
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:19 pm
I am planning to order the Essentials group but may need a couple more items. I presume I could use the guide clips... I've seen them in videos but can't recall having heard their function. In addition to a collection of antique Sabatier carbon steels and a friend's more recent Chicago stainless group, I have a couple of oversized previously-owned carbon steel chef's knives which will need work. I presume that a coarser Shapton would work, although I have read about diamond plates, and wonder whether any of the ones you have on sale would serve that purpose along with leveling worn stones.
For months I have been planning to order the Edge Pro as soon as I could make up my mind what to order, although leaning toward the least expensive EP kit plus a few of your Choseras and accessories. Yesterday by chance I found your forum, feel that I have learned a great deal, and am now about ready to order. These will be for domestic use.
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:26 pm
No need for the extra guide clips. The machine comes with one and it takes a ton of use to wear it out.
You also don't need the diamond plates. I think the shapton glass stones in the set are all you need but if you had some knives that needed a lot of work you could add a 320 glass stone to the set. The one accessory that would come in handy that is not part of the set is a flattener of some kind. Coarse 120 grit sand paper works and so do dmt plates like this one: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt2x6diplfo1.html