Posted By: Max S.OKay well, I have been using glass stones WITHOUT this plate for a long time... and enjoyed them. I would use a DMT 120 plate or some SiC on float glass to flatten my stones. I was watching harrelson Stanley on youtube and noticed how his stones seem to cut his steel... differently? The swarf loaded up on the stone was different, and his 500 seemed to cut very fast. After talking to him on youtube, he told me about this shapton lapping plate.
Basically what he said is:
The stone does not only flatten your water stones FAST, but it also "grooms" the surface in a way no other lapping tool will. It allows each abrasive particle on the stone to kind of form a tight mountain peek, which allows for the most efficient cutting on the surface. He then said he would get better results with 1 stone and 1 lapping plate than 5 stones and no plate!
I recently got my plate in, and I must say he was right... if you own more than 1 or maybe 2 glass stones you really must get this. I use it for my edgepro glass set and my bench stones. It is pricey but once you start working with it, you will see how great it is! Glass stones are designed to work with this plate! BUY IT!
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