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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14101

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Absolutely they do! Even though I want a mirror finish, I want them sharp as sharp can be....and they are shaaaarp! Then again I have the 2K & 5K stones that I use for when I want the knife's edge to have a bite when used for cutting meats and other proteins. The 8K & 12K Shapton super stones creates a very sharp razors edge, but in my opinion a little too delicate and won't last long. So to keep a more durable edge I've resorted to going to higher angles (>20°) whenever I sharpen with the higher grit stones. Their versatility and the resultant sharpness of these two stones are worth it in my opinion as long as you know what performance requirements you want out of your knives.
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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14102

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OK, Daug I'm in.
I will order a full set soon and report in after testing them out. Clay will be soooo happy $$$$$$. But more importantly (to me anyway) I will be too. Thanks again for the information and keep your fingers off the sharp side. :silly: Oh! buy the way, the only reason I haven't ordered them sooner is the thickness difference, didn't want to change angle to accommodate after the diamond and ceramic stones.
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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14104

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Jack,
Yep there is the drawback with change angles due to the thickness of the stones, but with an Angle Cube (AC), it's a quick (few seconds) check and you're on your way. BTW if you don't have one already an AC is a must just for these types of checks regardless of which media (diamond plate, ceramic, chosera stones, etc.) you're using.

Have fun, and as the most interesting man always say....."stay thirsty my friend!"
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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14106

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Yes I have an angle cube, in fact I have never done a knife without setting up with it. I agree it is a necessity with the weps, as an old machinest, you just can't proceed untill the setup is perfect. Boy that brings back old memories, I was an indentured apprentice from 1969 till 1973 then journeyman and prototype machinest untill 1979. Then moved into management untill I retired in 2006 (at 55 yrs. old). Never looked back :cheer:
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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14113

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JackMontrose wrote:
Thanks Daug, What I really ment to ask is, do the chosera stones make your edges sharper? I get the desire to make the edge shine once in a while (mostly for showing off :P ). The chosera stones would have to make a discernable difference in sharpness to justify the expense for me. B)

As you know from the thread that I posted (Link) I'm a very happy new Chosera owner, and my stand point now is: if you're considering them - get them! They are that good (but pricey).

They make a great difference in getting a really sharp knife, I do however think that you can probably get equally sharp with ceramics and strops but you will need to put in a lot more work with that setup and your risk rounding the edge since you will have to strop a lot. With the Choseras you get a super refined and perfect V-shaped sharp edge every time and the progression is really quick. I still do recommend custom fitting the stones on the handles so the next grit can soak while you work with the current grit.

To get back on topic; I would say get angle cube, pp2 upgrade and then finer stones and strops before the really coarse stones. I've only missed the coarse stones once on all the knives I had time to sharpen.
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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14123

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I really haven't spent enough time reserching chosera stones, I have all of the diamond stones and ceramics and I am very happy with there performance. Last night I was ready to just order all chosera stones but, I think I'll do some more reading before I jump in. Sorry, that I took this thread off track, I'll try to be more respectful in the future. :(

Getting back to the original post, as I said before; I have only used my 50/80 stones once (was very glad I had them). The strops are used allot but, you need to get the most usefull tool for your situation. You will probably end up with them all eventually. ;)
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Re:Re: Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14124

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johpe wrote:
JackMontrose wrote:
Thanks Daug, What I really ment to ask is, do the chosera stones make your edges sharper? I get the desire to make the edge shine once in a while (mostly for showing off :P ). The chosera stones would have to make a discernable difference in sharpness to justify the expense for me. B)

As you know from the thread that I posted (Link) I'm a very happy new Chosera owner, and my stand point now is: if you're considering them - get them! They are that good (but pricey).

They make a great difference in getting a really sharp knife, I do however think that you can probably get equally sharp with ceramics and strops but you will need to put in a lot more work with that setup and your risk rounding the edge since you will have to strop a lot. With the Choseras you get a super refined and perfect V-shaped sharp edge every time and the progression is really quick. I still do recommend custom fitting the stones on the handles so the next grit can soak while you work with the current grit.

I would like to second all that is said here. Also I did not buy my choseras all in order. So soaking them in order of grit progression is thrown off. To do again? I would call Bob Nash and have them done right!!:thumbup:

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Another New WEPS User 6 months 3 weeks ago #14138

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KeithBurt wrote:
Must sharpen knives! Must buy more toys!

I feel your pain Keith, and TOTALLY understand your sickness......:cheer:
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