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 Post subject: Re: What lower grit stone to choose
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am 

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Jason:
How do you flatten the Bamboo 120
Great video!!!!!!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: What lower grit stone to choose
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:31 pm 

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I don't. It wears so fast its easy enough that as I sharpen I just use all of the stone with the knife.

For the other coarse stones I use a 60 grit Nubatama stone because it seems like one of the few thing that will flatten them.


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 Post subject: Re: What lower grit stone to choose
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:12 pm 

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+1 for the 150.

DMT XXC works fine to keep it flat.


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 Post subject: Re: What lower grit stone to choose
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:18 am 
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Yes you can use the Atoma 140 on these lower grit stones. I do it all the time. It is only when you go to the 60 and 24 grit stones that I would recommend an alternate approach because the Atoma 140 leaves a less aggressive finish reducing the stone's cutting rate. The Atoma 140s are the most robust diamond plates I've used.

My personal favorite is the 150 Bamboo, leaving a finish finer than the stone's grit would suggest, yet it is a very fast stone. Jason and I have chatted at length on the subject. Jason uses heavy pressure. I use lighter pressure, so our approaches are quite different (both 'correct'). Because of this results including wear rates are quite different. For me I find the 150 a perfect combination of speed and finish. If you wish to add a stone between the 150 and the 1k, consider the 400 Bamboo, however for softer steels you can make this jump successfully.

You really can't go wrong with any of these choices - even the 220 pink Bamboo as your low grit stone. Even if you choose another series of stones, the Nubatamas can add a low end stone to your kit to significantly improve your results.

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