This popular set gives you everyhting you needs to keep your knives and tools shaving sharp. The GlassStone series features a layer of the highest quality ceramic sharpening matrix bonded to a polished tempered glass base, whereas the Professional series features a homogeneous ceramic sharpening matrix. A. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To whom it may concern, I got my DMT Aligner Kit today and I just cant say enough about it and my experience with sharpeningsupplies.com. Truly a pleasure doing business with you. Since the binder doesn't absorb water, there is no need to soak the stones. This includes both the Shapton Glass Stones and the Shapton Pro Stones as well as some other Shapton accesssories. Second, Shapton stones have a very high density of those particles. We recommend Shapton's Diamond Glass Lapping Plate. First, Shapton Glass Stones are made from the most carefully graded ceramic particles on the market. Sharpening Supplies is an authorized retailer of Shapton stones. The set includes Shapton's field holder which also doubles as a sharpening base. What is the difference between the HR and HC series? The stones are backed with glass (hence the name GlassStone) to provide an exceptionally flat base. The HC series is used on many traditional high carbon steels. Like Shapton's other Glass Stones, the stones in the G7 Kit are mounted to a 5mm thick glass base, making for stable, long lasting sharpening stones. Yes, any waterstone, even the Shapton GlassStones require flattening. First, Shapton Stones are made from the most carefully graded ceramic … All Rights Reserved. What grits are available in the Shapton GlassStone HR Series? Do I need a flattening stone or lapping plate for my Shapton GlassStones? A. It is literally a “splash and go” stone. This 7mm of abrasive is 2mm thicker than the 5mm layer found on the Shapton HR and HC Series Glass Stones. Shapton Glass Stones feature the highest quality ceramic abrasives on the market. Shapton offers two lines of sharpening stones: the Ceramic on Tempered Glass (GlassStone) Series, and the Professional Series. The abrasive particles in the Shapton stones are very consistently graded for optimal performance. The Shapton GlassStone HR Series of Ceramic Waterstones is Shapton's most advanced stones for sharpening hard steels and modern steel alloys. Price: $306.00 $275.40 (Save 10%) What does the "HR" stand for in the Shapton GlassStone HR Series? Shapton GlassStones are very fast cutting, yet they wear much less than traditional waterstones. I got the extra extra fine stone along with the DMT deluxe aligner kit. Shapton KUBO Diamond Reference Lapping Plate, Includes Field Holder which doubles as a base. Shapton Glass Stones have been designed for fast sharpening and low maintenance. The stone itself is not made of glass. The Shapton GlassStone HR Series of Ceramic Waterstones is Shapton's most advanced stones for sharpening hard steels and modern steel alloys. The official meaning of the Shapton HR Series is High Resistance. In usage we've found Shapton Stones to be very consistent and true to the specified grits. A. The glass backing will slide on your work surface. There are three reasons Shapton Sharpening Stones work so well. A. The HR Series of GlassStones is a versatile stone for most sharpening applications (for straight razors and some high carbon steel we recommend the HC series). Shapton 3 Stone Set - 500, 2000 and 16000 grit stones plus the Field Stone HolderThe Shapton Glass Stone Set features the highest quality ceramic abrasives on the market.