Thu May 15, 2014 4:00 pm
The Imanishi is a soaker. You can get the Shapton Pro 320 for just $2 more and is splash-n-go and a is a very good stone. The Shaptone Glass is a very good stone in that range for the same price as the Imanishi.
Thu May 15, 2014 4:21 pm
I've already got the dmt duo plate with 600 on one side and 1200 grit on the other. So if it need to go to a coarser grit for any reason I could use that. The green brick was my first stone and it's really nice to use compared to the Dmt. The shapton 1500 is too close to the green brick I think. It would make sense to me to get a 4, 5 or 6k to round out my grits.
And I have stroping compounds in 3, 1.5, 1, 0.5, and 0.25 micron.
Thu May 15, 2014 6:33 pm
salemj wrote:One more question, Mark: Is the Imanishi a long soaker, short soaker, or splash and go? This was the only thing holding me back from putting it on the the list after your previous mentions of it—I want a splash and go or short soaker (otherwise the Bester would be on the list, too!).
Jeff is right. It requires a soak of about 10 minutes. The shaptons are splash and go even at the lower grits which is kind of unusual.
Fri May 16, 2014 1:04 am
How do these compare to a shapton gs1k in terms of hardness, cutting speed, slurry generation, etc?
Fri May 16, 2014 3:18 pm
If only i had enough posts
All good though i will get there eventually
Fri May 16, 2014 4:14 pm
nice stone and a good deal, sadly the place in the line that i dont need more
Fri May 16, 2014 7:40 pm
My Shapton 1.5k showed up today and I put it to work immediately slightly thinning and sharpening a Henckels I picked up from a coworker.
My initial reaction is very favorable. The stone gave me fantastic feedback, cut extremely quickly, and was joyfully quick to work with. I was moving a lot of steel and it did stick a bit, but the stone only needed a quick rinse to clean for further use. I'm going to play with it a bit more in the next few days, but I'm thinking I need some of this stone's siblings in my closet.
Mon May 19, 2014 5:14 pm
My heart cannot wait to get to 100 but my wallet says slow down on the posts dude. Good thing I stopped paying attention to that lousy wallet.
Mon May 19, 2014 6:03 pm
Perhaps Mark could "weight" the value of the posts... Two points for every data-rich-dense-with-stunning information post and 1/2 point for every dumb question post. Wait--it would take me twice as long!
Tue May 20, 2014 4:21 pm
This is not a forum exclusive but I thought I would draw your attention to this deal I'm doing. Basically I ordered way too many of these Fujiwara 270mm Stainless gyutos so I figured I would slash and burn them: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkmgy27.html
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