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.
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:34 pm
Thinking about getting a set of Shapton GS stones, are the Pro versions worth the extra cost? I am currently using the stock EP stones, Diamond films from 165u - .1u, Atoma plates 140 grit - 1200 grit. I hear a lot of good chatter about the GS stones. What stone choices would make a good set. Would the GS at 30K ($249.95) be in the set? Lot of questions I know, but I want to make sure. Thanks for any help.
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:19 am
My Shaptons are glass with the exception of the 2k which a pro. Very happy with both. The 2k is softer so I use light light touch or just edge trailing strokes with it. I can't imagine what kind of knife you'd want a 30k stone for. Curious. I use some of Ken's strop compounds which are superb, but I find myself stopping between 5k and 10k with stones on almost all the knives I do. I do have a 16k stone, no 30. I think MadRookie stops at 2k on a lot of knives and he uses Shaptons too I believe. Don't want to speak for him but he gives rock solid advice.
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:21 am
I currently believe in & use the Shapton Glass stones (have most other stones too) - they cut faster than most, dish slow & work on all types of steel - especially the very hard ones.
30k is seriously only good for bragging rights or mirror polish on relief bevels.
In extreme cases you might want to take a knife edge to 8k, which is scary sharp.
As an all rounder edge I stop at a refined 2k edge - found it to be the best cutter for my food prep duties.
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:30 am
Do you prefer the GS Pro or the regular GS stones? What do you think a good set would include? Thanks for your help.
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:33 pm
You mean Shaptone Pro vs Shapton Glass Stones (GS).
Me - GS all the way!
500 #/1k/2k/4k/8k/16k/30k is what I use with Atomas to do the low end grinding.
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:36 am
Thanks, that cleared it up. I mistakenly thought the Shapton Pro stones were Glass stones also, just thicker.
I think i will be ordering some of the GS stones.
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:59 pm
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:22 pm
Hi. I had planned on ordering Shaptons including the 6K, but it is out of stock. Would the following be a good set of stones to wind up with?
Shapton 8K (might get this a little later, dunno)
One thing that I need to figure out is how to decide which stone to use to begin sharpening a knife, so as not to start with one that's more course than necessary. For instance, I have three new Forschner chef's for the store I haven't used yet, and I have both a TKC and Artifex gyuto I haven't had to sharpen. I also have some older knives including one s/s that seems to be made of an alien alloy...this is a hard, hard stainless..can't wait to put the Atoma 140 to it.
Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:41 pm
Glass or Pro?
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:22 pm
Howdy. I was thinking glass, but I am unbelievably flexible. Seems I read around here somewhere that someone used glass mainly, but with an insertion of a pro stone in the mix. Dunno, I've read so much my mind is a bit addled. I think I could comprehend better back in my drinking days. Then again, my drinking days may be why I'm addled now.
I really appreciate the help, by the way. I just ordered three of the "Remedy" Artifexes a few minutes ago. Seemed like the thing to do at the time ("Aw, shoot, gimmie three".
Still looking for THE knife(s). Gotten it narrowed down pretty good, though.
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