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 Post subject: Re: A few questions re the "Edge Pro Essential" set
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:00 pm 
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BTW, does EP handle 11 degrees alright? (Wusthof Santokus are 11 degrees on each side.)


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions re the "Edge Pro Essential" set
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:36 pm 

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"But so what happens to the people who don't flatten their EP stones?"

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When used in the EP dished stones will introduce a convex to your edge bevel.

Flattening is no chore as long as you do it regularly. Just part of cleaning up the sharpening kit after a session. If you let them dish out you then have a task at hand.


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions re the "Edge Pro Essential" set
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Ok, thanks, you have me convinced on flattening...

But how effective would sandpaper for this task? I mean, it's $230 for the EdgePro set, about $15-20 for some other gimmicks, $33 for a Shapton GS 220 - and then another $44 for a DMT flattener on top of that... And also $30 for an Idahone "12 rod (and $5 for a Super Eraser for the rod).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:45 pm 
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It's a good thing the flattening plate does not itself need flattening and the Superaser cleaning - otherwise it would have been a never-ending vicious circle. :)


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions re the "Edge Pro Essential" set
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:13 pm 

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I question if the Wusthofs are 11 degrees/side.
Their newer knives are 14.
Also, keep in mind that when sharpening you have to keep the angle of the blade(not the edge) in mind, i.e
the Wusthof is 4 degrees so you would set the EP via angle cube,not markings, at 14d PLUS 2d (1/2 of the 4d knife) at 16 degrees to achieve a 14 degree edge.
Make sense?

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 Post subject: Re: A few questions re the "Edge Pro Essential" set
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:23 pm 
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As I wrote above, the regular Wusthofs are 14 degrees, their santokus are 11 degrees.

I don't think I will be using the angle cube, though, seems a bit too much for me. I will be relying on the drill stop collar and the magic marker trick.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:55 pm 
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Spartanus - you can use wet/dry sandpaper to start. You need to put it on a VERY flat surface, then hold the stone face down on the sand paper and flatten away. You can experiment with different grits to see what works for you. Wash the stone very thoroughly to remove any particles from the sandpaper after flattening.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:03 pm 
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SteveG

Thanks! What grits and what kind of sandpaper in general do you find work best on the Shapton stones? (I remember reading something somewhere about car repair shops and sandpaper with a sticky reverse side.)


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