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 Post subject: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:03 pm 

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I want to buy a series of shapton glass stones. I need some help with selecting the best progression for general use. Most of my knives comprise of glestain and takeda's. Please let me know any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:30 pm 

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I have not tried all possible permutations but I have used the Shapton Pro 320, 1500, 5k a few times and I like it pretty well for the steels/heat treats I am working with.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:46 pm 

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My favorite Shapton of all is the 2K Pro. Creamier than a cheerleader's thighs.


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 Post subject: Re: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:06 am 
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I recommend the Pro series over the Glass series, I am more familiar with them than the Glass line and find them to be consistently excellent values in sharpening equipment.

Perhaps look into one of the three piece sets to meet your needs, they will be more than adequate for Glestain knives and the Takedas will be handled as well.



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 Post subject: Re: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:56 am 

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I have some of the very best stones sold today and of all of those my Shapton Pro's are probably the best and most well rounded stone set I have.

I typically recommend the 1k with the 5k but for the knives to be sharpened I think the 1.5k and 5k would make a better pair.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:57 am 
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Jason could he do 220, 1.5k and 5k Shapton Pro?



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:42 am 
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Tall Dark and Swarfy wrote:My favorite Shapton of all is the 2K Pro. Creamier than a cheerleader's thighs.

+1, agree about the thighs too! :mrgreen: I definitely like the Pro series over the Glass.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:50 pm 

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whosthebestcop wrote:Jason could he do 220, 1.5k and 5k Shapton Pro?


I wouldn't go any lower than the 320 when using the 1.5k.


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 Post subject: Re: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:53 pm 

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The 220->1.5k jump demands a lot from the 1.5k, too much for many of the steels we routinely see. I used it a lot for a while to good effect, but I've started jumping to a Chosera 1k instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Best shapton stones?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:08 pm 

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dsayes wrote:I want to buy a series of shapton glass [SG] stones. I need some help with selecting the best progression for general use.

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I use SG 500, 1k, 2k & 6k progression: roughly halving the micron rating with each increment...

29.4 micron
14.7 micron
7.35 micron
2.45 micron


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