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 Post subject: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:43 pm 

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Looking for a good coarse stone. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:33 pm 

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latte 400, nuff said

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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:48 pm 

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+1 Just received mine and tried out for the first time. It really is a nice stone.



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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Yessir, Latte is a good one. Also, you can't go wrong with a Shapton 320 either, pro or glass series.

Mind if I ask what other stones you currently possess? :)



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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Love my Shapton Pro 320. Haven't used the Latte 400.



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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:15 pm 

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I would like to give a vote for the Nubatama Bamboo 220 grit. Not extremely coarse but fast cutting and will allow you to make a little bigger jump in grit thanks to its mud production.


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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:48 pm 

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Sure, I have XXC Diamond Plate, super stone 1k, Imanishi 1/6k, and a Mozen Aoto (from Ken).

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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Any 3 of the stones listed here will fit the bill perfectly IMO. Shapton 320, 400 Latte, or 220 Nubatama will get where you need to be.

The question is which of the 3 best suits you and your budget, etc. There are some nuances between the 3.

The 320 and 400 stones will get you an edge that will take to the 1,000 afterwards like a fish to water. The 220, just slightly more work when moving to 1, but still no problem.

The 400 Latte will dish faster than the 320, but cuts just as fast.

Latte requires small soak, Nubatama says you can soak or splash, and the Shapton is all splash n'go.

I haven't used the 220 Nubatama personally, so I'm unable to fully comment on it.



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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:20 pm 

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Thanks for the help. I just saw your videos on the Latte and Shaptons.
Since, you have knowledge of both which would you prefer? Or are we just splitting hairs?

Thanks again for all the help.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Good coarse stone :-)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Between Latte and Shapton, splitting hairs in my opinion. I feel like they cut at nearly identical speeds, or at least very close. I would dare to say the Latte is actually a little coarser than its indicated grit rating.

You'll get faster dishing on the Latte, but it's a bigger stone as well. They are both hard stones that will cut exotic steels, maybe a slight edge to the Shapton in terms of hardness. Some people like softer, some people like harder... I guess that would be the best criteria to judge by. Softer stones have a better feel, but harder are a little more precise at cutting. (again, splitting hairs here)



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