Shapton Pro Reed Knife Pack (Best Waterstone Pack)
Includes Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener (WEPS), Aluminum Base, 100/200 grit diamond stone paddle set, 220/1500 grit Shapton water stone paddle set, and the 5,000/8,000 grit Shapton water stone paddle set.
The Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener (WEPS) is at its finest with the superior Shapton Sharpening Stones. The 220 and 1500 grit Shapton stones are excellent for cleaning up some of the deeper scratches left by the 100/200 Diamond Plates and for progressing to the 5000 and 8000 Shapton WEPS Stones. If your knives are already relatively sharp, the diamond stone step can be eliminated altogether. The Shapton Water Stones are also the most ideal solution for knives that tend to chatter using the diamond stones such as the Rigotti, Nielsen, Chiaruggi, and MCW razor knives. Shapton water stones don’t need to be soaked before using but do need to be sprayed with water during use. Also, water stones wear so they need to be lapped occasionally and the angles need to be checked with an angle gauge each time you use them.
Grit combination recommendations for the Shapton Pack has been made by Tom Blodgett of Jende Industries.