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#1 posted 01-03-2018 04:53 PM

I doubt if there would be a benefit moving from 600 to 1K in and of itself – but there could be an improvement because of the change of stone. I’ve got a very coarse DMT diamond stone that I use, primarily, to flatten my waterstones. I’ll use it to flatten the back of a brand new blade also. I prefer the way the waterstones cut vs. diamond. Just my preference, I haven’t tried other diamond stones, so I don’t know how fast they work compared to waterstones, which are fast sharpeners (that’s why I use them over oil and diamond.)

Also, I couldn’t tell you if my 8K stone cut like a true (whatever that is) 8K stone or a 10K stone of some other brand. There are so many brands out there, and they vary. My Shapton Pro 1K works better than the King 1K I had when starting out.

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