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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:46 am 

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Hilarious!


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 am 
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He has about a half to a third of the compounds I sell :) And I've come out with yet a new line of products recently (unanounced), mostly targeted towards knifemakers.

Stonewise, I'd estimate ~ 200 different types of stones, many of which I haven't even discussed :) It would be overwhelming :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
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Ken --> I'd have to add and addition to my house for all that! How do even keep track of what you have?!



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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
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In my head mostly and several of those 4 foot wide stainless shelving units etc. Stones everywhere kitchen garage etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
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That's unique stones not inventory of the same stones or cut stones for the EP WE KME etc
Or strops compounds jigs ...

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:40 am 

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So does anyone have both a snow white and a shapton pro 8k? Was wondering which one should I get. Main reason I am asking is because there is a shapton pro set with a 1k,5k, and either 8k or 12k. I would mainly be using them for kitchen knives so I am not sure if 12k would ever be used. At the end of the day it is either:
shapton 1k,5k, snow white, 12k shapton pro
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shapton pro 1k, 5k, 8k


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:06 am 

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Funny this thread comes up today as my Naniwa Snow White 8k arrived just a few hours ago.

I think it depends on what you plan to do, the shaptons seem good for most knife sharpening tasks and IMO I wouldn't break up a set. If your getting shaptons get shaptons.

I purchased the 8k Snow White to compliment my Chosera set. I needed a good cosmetic polisher and the Naniwa fit that bill better, for me. Personally I find 8k+ too much for most cutlery, 2k-5k seems to be a much better workable range.


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:25 pm 
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Jason,

have you had a chance to try the snow white? what are your initial impressions?

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
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studio398 wrote:Jason,

have you had a chance to try the snow white? what are your initial impressions?

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My impressions are similar to others, it's a smooth grinding stone that doesn't clog much and can produce a bit of mud depending on the tool being sharpened. The stone is all cut which can be different from many high grit stones, it doesn't really load and the abrasive content is very uniform producing a perfectly clean and clear grind pattern. This is important for larger bevels because you can get clumping of abrasive or metal swarf which causes random defects in the ground surface.

Truthfully, I expected more cutting power than it has but it will do the job. I was going to get the 10k Chosera (still plan to) but decided on the Snow White because of price. It allowed me to get the 800 Chosera which was holding up the middle ground of my Chosera set.

Oh look, some knives just arrived, Off to the sharpening bench!


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me about the Shapton Pro 8k
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:43 pm 

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I basically use the Snow-White for deburring both carbons and stainless, and touching-up, only rarely for full polishing. It has afforded a huge improvement of my edges getting both cleaner and bitier.


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