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    Quote Originally Posted by IMightBeWrong View Post
    Interesting. Since I end on a 12K what about going 1-5-12? Or is this too much? Iím not sure where to find the conversions.
    Welcome IMightBeWrong!

    I try to roughly double the grit ratings at each step. My normal bevel setter is a Shapton Pro 2k and I follow it with a 5k and 8k Pro, then finish on a jnat, but you could go from 5k to 12 without problems I think, maybe a few extra strokes.

    Cheers, Steve

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    Thanks Steve! I think a 5K is the best next move. Worst case scenario I can add the 2 and 8 later. Splitting up the set makes things easier to pocket, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMightBeWrong View Post
    Interesting. Since I end on a 12K what about going 1-5-12? Or is this too much? Iím not sure where to find the conversions.
    That'll be a good progression. I had an identical progression for tools for a good part of a decade.

    Spend a little extra time on the 5 and 12k and the gaps will be a cinch, and remember the 15 minute soak if you want them to be a little softer feeling and faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMightBeWrong View Post
    Interesting. Since I end on a 12K what about going 1-5-12? Or is this too much? Iím not sure where to find the conversions.
    My progression with Shapton Kuromakus is 1/2/5/12. 1 to 5 is a bit of a jump, it can be done but it really helps to have something following up the 1K to bridge that gap. But going from 5k to 12k isn't bad at all.

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    You guys arenít making it easy for me to decide lol I have changed my amazon cart like 5 times. I will probably end up with the whole darn line at this rate but I canít even afford one more of them right now since I only just got the 1K.

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