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Shapton stones for the EP

Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi. Trying to find out what the difference is between the regular glass Shaptons and the Pro models. Is the only difference the thickness between 6.5mm and 7.5mm or are they out of different material as well?
Thanks.

Re: Shapton Stones For the EP

Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:11 pm

Very good question, it's actually quite common! http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shprostforep.html

The Shapton Glass and Pro stones are very similar in that they are both hard stones, with the Pro being slightly softer than the Glass series. The Glass series generally cut a touch faster, but the Pros might be a little bit better at "fine tuning" an edge at higher refinements.

Both systems will give you extremely consistent results across most of the entire spectrum of kitchen knife steels, and have pretty much set the bar for all other stones IMO.

The Glass Stones, as a full sized set, also take up considerably less space.

Both systems, when following a good progression, will give you a nice mirror at 8k. The 15K pro is a little more desirable for straight-razors than the 16k Glass, but 16k Glass might be better on exotic kitchen knife steels IMO.

Re: Shapton Stones For the EP

Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:21 pm

Yes :D

Re: Shapton Stones For the EP

Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:02 pm

Hi, and thanks for the reply. I'll start on this collection in the next day or two.

I had planned on getting about six of the Shaptons total. Should I leave it at those you just recommended or add a 500?

Also, should any of them be PRO Shapton stones?

Last question, when will the 150's be back in stock?
Waiting on them to arrive so I can get some other stuff on the same order. No big rush, just wondering.

Thanks again.

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Sun May 19, 2013 4:18 am

Question: Will Shapton Glass Stones sharpen ceramic knives?

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Sun May 19, 2013 12:29 pm

WEEK <> No they will not, but diamonds will...

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/atomaplates.html ...super unleaded
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt1.html ...regular

http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/zirconia-206-ceramic-t2559.html

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Sun May 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Raibeaux wrote:Hi. Trying to find out what the difference is between the regular glass Shaptons and the Pro models. Is the only difference the thickness between 6.5mm and 7.5mm or are they out of different material as well?
Thanks.


+1 to the above responses.

For good balance between "bite" & "push cutting" - go Shapton GS - superb all rounder for most steels - provides a better "kitchen" knife edge by far.

:)

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Mon May 20, 2013 12:28 am

Hi. I decided to go with the Shapton GS, but I hope I didn't screw up. I'd like to end up with the 220, 500, 1k, 2k, and 4k.
I ordered the 220 a couple of weeks ago along with some other stuff, and now I see they're out of the 2k. I'd planned on getting them one or two at a time while I practiced with the EP, but now it seems I may have messed up trying to get them piecemeal like that. Anybody know if or when the 2k will be back in stock?

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Mon May 20, 2013 3:25 am

RAY <> Inhale. All will be ok...

The EP stones are cut & mounted by a gentleman of whom seems to have pretty consistent turnaround times. They never seem to be out longer than two weeks...

Re: Shapton stones for the EP

Mon May 20, 2013 4:34 pm

LOL You sound like my wife. Right now my head has red spots from worrying about my granddaughter. On the way to the doctor... I'll get some therapy while I'm there.
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