|Forum topic by ajthomas5009||posted 09-15-2015 09:58 PM||1241 views||0 times favorited||33 replies|
09-15-2015 09:58 PM
I’m looking to improve upon my current sharpening system. I currently use scary sharp and get great results but it’s a hassle and takes too long. I hate the paper changes, cleaning rubber cement and paper tears so much that I avoid sharpening to the point that my hand tools are barely functional. I know I could get 2-3 pieces of float glass and leave the paper on until it’s toarched but honestly it still sounds like a hassle.
I want a set up similar to Marc S./WW. So after a cpl days of research I’m leaning towards Shapton Pro’s 15000 & 8000 for polishing and some DMT’s for shaping/honing. For the DMT’s I was leaning towards the Dia Flat 95, Dia sharp fine 600grit and the very very fine 8000 grit. This set up will run me 550$ which I don’t mind provided it will give me great results with about the same time/effort Marc puts in.
Is the Dia flat 95 worth the extra 75$ ? If it wears considerably better and will allow me to flatten my Shaptons and shape my tools without skipping a beat that’s the way I want to go. I was also thinking about the XXcoarse 10” dia sharp but don’t want to invest this kind of money and have to replace it in a cpl years.
Is the 15000 even do anything? I though about getting it because I have no interest in stropping and figured this would give me that insane sharpness when necessary. Thoughts?
Are the grit choices properly spaced? Meaning I would like to be on to the next stone in around 20 strokes. I don’t really want to add another DMT and was hoping this progression would be good or could be tweaked.
Lastly to give you a feel for my work style I’m a hybrid worker I use my chisels and planes throughout the week but I will choose the power tool unless it makes no sense.
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