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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 Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:22 am

Maybe someone in the know can give a brief "Shapton for Dummies" Pro vs. Glass explanation? I have been trying to research it and I'm going into overload I think.

For more detail I'm keen to get a nice progression set of 4 or 5 stones for my Edge Pro. General purpose use, Japanese & western kitchen knives along with some EDC folders. Tojiro, Wustof, Henkel, Benchmade, Kershaw, Gerber, Buck etc. What stones? 4 vs. 5? Thoughts?

Thanks!

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:40 am

My view on Pro stones: http://belgiansharpening.wordpress.com/ ... periority/

Glass stones: http://belgiansharpening.wordpress.com/ ... -edge-pro/

For more info, search the forum. the question has popped up a few times.

For those knives, and the steel they use, I would suggest Pro stones.

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:18 pm

Paradox wrote:Maybe someone in the know can give a brief "Shapton for Dummies" Pro vs. Glass explanation? I have been trying to research it and I'm going into overload I think.

For more detail I'm keen to get a nice progression set of 4 or 5 stones for my Edge Pro. General purpose use, Japanese & western kitchen knives along with some EDC folders. Tojiro, Wustof, Henkel, Benchmade, Kershaw, Gerber, Buck etc. What stones? 4 vs. 5? Thoughts?

Thanks!


Harrelson Stanley (head of Shapton USA) recommends the Glass stones for most users. They're the new technology and they cut a wider variety of steels better than the pros.

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:45 am

4 stones is probably enough.

Pro: 320, 1k, 2k, 5k
Glass: 320, 1k, 2k, 6k

Strop afterwards with substrate and compound of choice and you're good to go.

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:09 am

Thanks for the feedback!

Mark, any idea when you'll have more of the 1K, 2K, and 6K glass?

Thanks again!

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:24 pm

I haven't used an edge pro yet(found a great deal on a used one), but starting to look at stones. would the narrow progression from 1k to 2k leave any toothiness on the edge?

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:55 am

2k is still plenty toothy.

Re: Shapton Pro vs. Shapton Glass?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:42 pm

thanks Michiel for the suggestion for progression. I broke down and got the 320,1k,2k,6k gs set, and wow these things cut fast. I had been happy with my hand sharpening(easy to shave @1k), thought an edge pro would be 'fun'.... now I feel i need to practice more freehand.
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