PDA

View Full Version : Yet another what stones to buy post



Pachowder
12-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Hi guys and gals. Looking for some stones to start my journey sharpening my knives. I have sharpened plane blades before so not a complete newbie. I am thinking of going chosera 1k and 5k. Will that be nough or do I need a gap filler there? Or a 10k?

Mingooch
12-30-2011, 10:47 PM
I make that jump often, u spend slightly more time getting out the scratches than if u have a 3k, but not enough to make it an issue.

Eamon Burke
12-30-2011, 11:07 PM
I make that jump often, u spend slightly more time getting out the scratches than if u have a 3k, but not enough to make it an issue.

Everything you need to know is in that sentence.

It's like...a Sharpening Haiku.
:aikido:

mc2442
12-30-2011, 11:08 PM
I just have a 1200 and a 5000 and am perfectly happy with nothing inbetween, though I have not tried a middle stone

Pachowder
12-30-2011, 11:51 PM
Everything you need to know is in that sentence.

It's like...a Sharpening Haiku.
:aikido:

Ha. That's exactly what I figured. But isn't there too many words in that sentence to qualify as a haiku? :D

Marko Tsourkan
12-30-2011, 11:58 PM
1, 5, and 10K sound like good line-up.

M

Cadillac J
12-31-2011, 12:05 AM
1, 5, and 10K sound like good line-up.

Replace the 10K with a coarse bevel-setter, and that will take care of pretty much everything.

Lars
12-31-2011, 02:38 AM
+1

I haven't used my 10K in about 6 month, but my 400 is used often..

Lars

Iceman91
12-31-2011, 02:38 AM
Replace the 10K with a coarse bevel-setter, and that will take care of pretty much everything.

+1, I just added a 500 grit stone and it makes a huge difference, I am loving it.

SeanRogerPierce
12-31-2011, 05:34 AM
+1 for the coarse stone. 5k leaves plenty of sharpness, especially if you strop afterwards on newspaper a few times.

markk
12-31-2011, 06:52 AM
another vote for the course stone. the only time I use my 10k stone anymore is when I am playing.