Posted By: Max Savino
- verified customerThe 400 grit is a deceiving stone. I believe from EP it now comes as thick as the 220 and 120 stones are. If you are doing abrasion resistant steel, you should skip the 220 and go straight to the 400. With this stone you want to push the stone arm pretty slowly, and use just a tad of pressure. You can sorta hear it when its cutting properly. These stones do not work like shaptons or naniwas, its a pressure/stone arm speed thing. Fast sharpening is counter productive on here. Go slow. The 400 makes pretty short work of CTS XHP, 154cm and s30v. the scratches left by it are very easy to refine with the 1k EP stone. On softer steels, skip this stone and go for the 600 instead. If you are doing harder steels, and you need to remove steel faster, skip the 220 and go for the 120. the 400 and 1000 are the 2 must have stones in my opinion. There is something I really like about the 400, hard to describe! Wish I had it in a bench stone.
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