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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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Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:04 pm

Hello Mark,

Thank you for you quick reply.

So what kit is best to get?

Is the shapton glass better to get then the shapton pro?

Would it also be wise to get something like the DMT diamond plate for edge pro to work on those really blunt knifes first before using the shapton stones, and to wear the shapton stones back flat again when they have worn down after a lot of use?

Thinking of getting the angle cube too?

Thank you,

Eric

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Get this set:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/edproesset.html

Add this plate and it will work great for flattening your stones and it fits on the machine so you can use it for precise stock removal on knives that need it.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt2x6diplfo.html

That's all you really need. The machine has some angle settings that you can use instead of the cube if you like. Lots of guys buy it as well.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:09 pm

I would highly recommend purchasing the Angle Cube. Even though the EP has a handful of standard angles marked off for you, they should be used as rough guides at best. On my specific unit, the markings have been measured to be off by as much as 8° with a few of my Chosera stones. So, spend the extra $35 to verify your angles or you could be in for a little surprise.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:59 am

The Angle Cube adds a whole new dimension to the accuracy and repeatability from the Edge Pro. There's a pun there somewhere but I'm too tired to go chasing it.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:30 pm

+1 on the Angle cube. It provides a whole different [higher] level of precision on the EP. Particularly useful when dealing with stones of varying thicknesses. Even if your stones are all the same thickness, they don't stay that way long. Used with the stop collar and you will enjoy using your EP all the more. I would compare this to having a speedometer and tachometer on a car vs driving without gauges.

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Ken

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:53 am

Been wondering...how do you guys go about positioning each knife on the table for repeatability? Would be nice if the sliding stop was marked with lines of some sort.
Thanks.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:00 am

Raibeaux wrote:Been wondering...how do you guys go about positioning each knife on the table for repeatability? Would be nice if the sliding stop was marked with lines of some sort.
Thanks.


I glued a thin plastic ruler to one side.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:51 am

Good suggestion with the ruler. I'm gonna try it. Don't know of anyone who can scribe lines on the table doo-hickey anyhow. Thanks for posting.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:28 am

If you want a 100% repeatable results on edge angle. You have to move the blade and sharpen in the same spot. This seems to be a problem with basic trigonometry of the EP Apex. It's not much difference but it noticeable.

Re: Shapton Glass or Pro for the Edge Pro?

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:51 am

About the angle cube, check this guys trick in his youtube video (@7:30)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-lTDINNwi8
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