I recently bought this stone. It is as fast if not faster than my EZE-Lap Stone. However it’s not flat along the length, which is fine if you use Paul Seller’s methods (I assume that you most definitely are if you’re reading this).
Double-sided, £16.83, half the price of a single-sided EZE-Lap… Makes it a quarter of the price if you think about it. It is slightly smaller though.
I can almost be certain that this is exactly the same product manufactured in the exact same factory as Trend’s CraftPro Stone, which is twice as expensive
Looks interesting. Will be interesting to see if they keep cutting well over time.
The only difficulty with reviewing it, would be that a proper review would need to take into account the longevity of it. That would probably mean 10 years of use here at the workshop to compare it to the ezelap:
Paul is not the biggest fan of the oval depressions in stones, as swarf isn’t as easily cleaned off during the process of sharpening, but that might not be a problem with your stone.
I guess the direct comparison with the EZE-LAP might be with the 2″ x 6″ Double-sided Fine Grit (600)/Medium Grit (400) which is £40 which is still over double the price:
The possible alternative if someone did want to go with EZE-LAP, wanted the extra width and length of the 8×3″, but was strapped for cash, would be to go for the 8×3 inch, Super Fine Grit (1200)/Medium Grit (400) combi stone which is available for £72, and would cover the same grits as having all three stones, just take a little more time when sharpening.
Definitely interesting though, keep us updated on how you get on with them. (and I hope I haven’t hijacked the thread)
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