Posted By: Max SShapton designed the 500 grit stone to be a bevel setting grit. The 500 being the coarsest stone you can flatten with the DGLP means its a must buy, for those of us who use the glass stones within the shapton glass system!
This stone cuts fast as anything in its grit range, yet it remains flat for a long time. The 500 is one of Shapton Glass's premier pieces. The three stones this range is known for are the 500, 2000 and the 16k, no wonder they come in a set from shapton!
However: I personally prefer the set up Mark suggests on his site, which is 500, 1k, 4k.... again you see the 500 grit stone in that progression. You NEED this stone if you are going to go shapton glass, its a must purchase! I would also like to point out that this stone is a very decent choice for a 500 grit hone even if your mixing and matching brands.
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