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Posted on Ceramic stone. Bester 1200 vs Sigma Power Select II 1200.

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 08:37 PM

A quick follow up post on the Sigma. First of all I contacted Veritas to ask them why PM-V11 is so hard to sharpen on a Coticule. They said they tested a boat load of stones on PM-V11 and found a natural stone is not suited for anything but a final polish. They actually recommend the Bester 1200 or the Sigma 1200.

As for the stone, it’s very fast and sharpens PM-V11 with ease. I have a soft Coticule that easily releases the garnets and forms a slurry and I thought that was a fast stone. The Sigma however is at least twice as fast. It leaves a fine working edge with some bite that suits my daily wood working needs. It can however use some further refinement so I’m also going to buy a Sigma 2000. All in all a very good purchase that will serve me well.

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