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 Post subject: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Moving to freehand stones from my edge pro after I move this next weekend.

I had some shaptons for my EP set up LOVED them.

So... pro or glass and why?


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:40 pm 

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IIMO go pro they offer a bit more feedback and with more material will last longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:40 am 

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I haven't gotten to use a pro, I love my GS tho. Obviously from looking the pro's are thicker so theoretically they should have a longer life. I'm sure you won't be disappointed by either.


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:58 am 
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The GS stones cut much quicker & dishes less - this should add to longevity.

Also a better all rounder that fits most steels of a harder nature.

I for one will never go back to the Shapton Pro's.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:52 am 
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As an overall group, I liked the Glass stone's better than the Pro's. Some of the Pro's are amazing and better than their equivalent GS.....but some suck ass too which none of the GS's do. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Adam - for my future reference, what Pro stones do you NOT like?


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:25 pm 

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SteveG wrote:Adam - for my future reference, what Pro stones do you NOT like?


+1


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:06 pm 
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SteveG wrote:Adam - for my future reference, what Pro stones do you NOT like?


+2 now if you count the other +1


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:34 pm 
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The difference when looking at modern powdered steels are kinda a moot point.

They both the same abrasive , meaning they have the same limiting factors (steel hardness and carbide size)
The GS have slightly higher abrasive density , and release this slightly faster.

IMO the question becomes do you want to pay for 4mm of abrasive or 17mm?



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:11 pm 

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I bought the chosera edge pro. when the chorsera stones wore out, i bought a glass stone EP set to replace them. I then bought a full size 320 grit pro stone. Then I bought a full size 4k glass stone. Then I bought the full size glass stone set: 500, 1k, 6k. I am happy with my choices.


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