|Forum topic by Jon1094||posted 12-29-2012 05:36 AM||825 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-29-2012 05:36 AM
Not sure why manufacturers can’t just stick to one or two grit denominations. I’m having some trouble. I recently tuned up all my hand planes and noticed something that begs a question.
I currently have the following sharpening stones:
Coarse Diasharp bench stone
Fine (red) DMT diamond whetstone
800 grit Japanese water stone
When tuning up my planes I used sandpaper to good effect. I started with 120 grit and moved up to 1500 grit. It appeared that 1500 grit polished the blades to a finer degree than the 8000 grit water stone. I have researched this and still haven’t found an answer. Could someone please tell me how to sort my varying types of stones from course to fine. And could you by chance tell me what grit sandpaper the 8000 grit water stone is close to?
Thank you for the help.