View Full Version : stone for reprofiling or grind away at secondary bevel/thinning

01-03-2013, 04:49 PM
i've been using this (280grit side) for a while now and really like it for coarse sharpening.


but it's now completely worn away. any recommendation for a fast cutting good feedback very coarse stone?
my other stones are bester 1200/rika 5k

use a wusthof combo stone (absolutely hate the black coarse side on that one, but the green side is an ok medium grit) + the white side of that josh roth stone (which i quite like) for cheap knives.

was thinking imanishi 400

i'd be happy if i could just get the gray 280 by itself in a bigger slab...

Pensacola Tiger
01-03-2013, 04:57 PM
I've found that diamond plates work faster and last longer. I use an Atoma 400.

01-03-2013, 04:59 PM
i do have a diamond plate for flattening stones but don't like putting knives to that one.

Patatas Bravas
01-03-2013, 05:11 PM
I also use the atoma 400. Much better.

01-03-2013, 06:13 PM
I have a Shapton Pro 320 grit that I like a lot.

01-03-2013, 07:21 PM
I use sandpaper in the P120-320 range and a Chosera 400.
With carbon steel, thinning and reprofiling with a Chosera 800 is fine.

01-03-2013, 07:26 PM
thought about chosera but thats a bit expensive as is an atoma. shapton could be a possibility.

deanb have you compared with other coarse stones at all? how is the feel during use?

01-03-2013, 07:57 PM
Beston 500 or Gesshin 400 do most jobs nicely.

01-03-2013, 08:07 PM
I use the Beston 500. For real heavy duty stuff I use my Atoma 140 but for thinning I use the Beston and it works well

01-03-2013, 08:29 PM
I think you might be a candidate for a sigma power 120 if you are doing lots of course grinding (sounds like you wore out a stone already?). Theses have a reputation for being aggressive and not going away on you. Really quite cheap too at about $23 plus shipping.
Stu can get you one: http://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=335_404_403&products_id=692

01-03-2013, 08:42 PM
+1 for sand paper. I use 220/320 grit taped to a big tile for coarse profiling or tip repair and the like. Cheap, and works great

Keith Sinclair
01-03-2013, 08:51 PM
Atoma 600

Cadillac J
01-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Shapton Pro 220 is first choice...if not going fast enough, reach for the DMT XC

01-03-2013, 10:38 PM
Norton Blaze on a belt grinder. Nothing compares for removing metal quickly. 10x faster than DMT XXC. Just watch where you're grinding.

01-04-2013, 12:07 AM
imanishi 400
naniwa 400
beston 500
naniwa omura 150

those are the ones i'm considering, leaning toward the 150 as that thing seems like a brick and will last a while. i dont mind a little dishing, care more about how it feels (not a fan of shaptons)

01-04-2013, 01:42 AM
picking a coarse stone seems harder than picking a knife, so i just went with my gut and ordered the omura 150, will report when it arrives.

01-04-2013, 04:40 AM
I've used a Naniwa SS 220 effectively, but it wears as fast as it cuts.

01-04-2013, 05:38 AM
what does anyone think of the ******** *** 320 for this?

anyone try out gesshin 400 yet? =D