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Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Mike warren, Aug 9, 2020.
Nubatama vs suehiro vs naniwa. What do I need to know?
They are all fine stones. Each brand also has a different lines, so you need to narrow down that question.
The grit number foremost.
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Are you looking for price-to-performance or are you asking for unique things about the stones?
I think the more expensive stones definitely offer more than a cheap amazon stone. But even the Naniwa 1000/3000 for 25 bucks is already a big step up from the 20 bucks amazon stones.
One thing about Suehiro: the stones seem to come with a coating, so you need to open up the surface with that little extra stone that comes in the package. That just takes a minute.
What are you looking for?
There are well over 100 different stones among all 3 of those brands.
Naniwa Chosera/pro stone, 400, 800 and 3000
That is about all you need to know.