Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Truth is I have almost zero chopping needs so I haven’t done a whole lot with my 711. I need to change that and was hoping for inspiration. Anyone consider these the ultimate these days or are you guys rocking something better? Side question. After stripping the coating, any advice on sanding? I sanded a 6 inch rat a long time ago and it took forever but I used basic sandpaper at first. At about 300 I switched to 3m wet dry and it seemed to go faster. Not sure if it was the paper I used or if it’s just faster at higher grits. Thanks.