Does the Suehiro Deluxe Stone Holder stay put when using it or do you need to chase it around the table? Thinking about getting this and wondered if the DMT mat would be needed.
Also, I considered the Universal Stone Holder. It seems the Suehiro would be better if for no other reason than one screw for clamping. Seems trivial but when using tools it's amazing how small differences make a big difference over time. Depends on how spoiled we are.
Does anyone have opinions on the two stone holders? Does the universal holder move around when sharpening? If I don't need the DMT mat I don't want to get one but if it helps I'd like one. Just don't want to accumulate stuff I end up not using. Got plenty of that stuff already.
I may be sharpening one bare plywood, tile, wood table, etc.
Thanks for any help.
Oh yeah, I'm considering or rather have decided to get the 1k and 4k Shapton glass stone set. I don't free hand much except for final touches or touching up an edge. Edge Pro for most of the work. I'm thinking if I do get bench stones the 1k and 4k would be a good start. Add 8k later if I want. I doubt if I'd want the coarser stones since most reprofiling is done on the EP. I've been using Shapton glass stones on the EP so I think I have a good idea of each stone but would appreciate other's opinions anyway. Does my thinking sound like a decent plan? If I don't get anything finer than the 4k I still think that would give me a very nice edge all by itself, even without stropping. Accurate? No?