Currently I am using Norton Water Stones from 1000 grit to 8000 grit with good success so far and I may be interested in purchasing a set of Shapton Glass Stones. I have read an article and seen a few testimonials swearing it is faster more precise and easier to use, along with stones go up to 30000 grit.
I am wondering if any of you have any experience using this product and can advise if it is truly faster, easier and more importantly worth the money? Is there an alternate way to flatten the stones without using their lapping plate? Their lapping plate is really really expensive and my be the deciding factor if there is not an alternate method to flatten these stones. If not, I will probably continue to us my current set of stones and most likely live happily ever after.
I am once again relying on the wealth of knowledge out there to help me and possibly others with this decision.