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 Post subject: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:22 pm 

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Greetings!

I have the EdgePro Apex with Chosera stone set. Recently, I've noticed that my stones are dished out. I also noticed you don't carry the EdgePro stone leveling kit.

What is the optimal way to flatten my stones (probably a pricy diamond stone)? What is the best way on a tight budget?

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:48 am 
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Wet sandpaper on a piece of glass....

Optimally Atoma 1200 for finer stones & Atoma 140 for the low grits.

Be smart - buy once.......

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 Post subject: Re: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Hi James,

There are a variety of methods. We did sell the Edge Pro flattener but I didn't like it. Big, heavy and messy to use.

There are a bunch of options to flatten. My friend Rookie mentioned a couple and they are good. In addition there are a couple other ones you should consider:

These are a few others:
The DMT XXC is the best selling plate we sell for flattening. Even, flat and long lasting.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmtextracoarse.html
This is another diamond flattener that is a little smaller and much less money:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html
This is a smaller one than the other 2 but it's 2 sided and it works on the Edge Pro for reprofiliing.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt2x6diplfo.html

The Atoma is also available here:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/at14dipl.html

We don't sell sandpaper but you can get it at a hardward store. Get 120 grit wet dry sandpaper. It is cheap up front but if you sharpen a lot you will be better off with a diamond plate.



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 Post subject: Re: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Sandpaper works, but make sure you scrub the stone a bit after flattening to make sure there's no cross contamination.

I prefer the Atoma's, but they are more expensive. The DMT are not bad at all and if the Atoma plates weren't available, I would still use them today.



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 Post subject: Re: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:40 pm 

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Thanks all!

I used sandpaper yesterday, it was a bit slow but effective. I'll likely save up for the Atoma plates.


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 Post subject: Re: Best options for flattening Chosera stones?
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Cool James. Show us some shots of the edges you are getting once you practive with the machine.



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