Shapton 30,000 anyone?

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Forum topic by JayPique posted 02-06-2010 10:42 PM 1519 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2010 10:42 PM

So I’ve been using a 12,000 grit melon colored Shapton stone for the final lapping and microbevels on my chisels and plane blades and have been really happy with it. That said, I’ve always ben curious about the 30,000 grit stone that they sell. At close to $500 I’m not likely to get one any time soon, but I’m wondering if any of you all have one? Is it simply awesome?! Just curious.


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#1 posted 02-06-2010 11:58 PM

Personally after you hit a 1000 grit I can tell no difference.

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#2 posted 02-07-2010 01:23 AM

30,000 is not even needed for straight razor sharpening…seems like a waste for a chisel IMO.

8-10K, and a quick strop will do this. (my video)

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