Question for Shapton stone users

My usual sharpening setup is a 4 stone waterstone series. One of the stones will soon be due for replacement. I really like Shapton professional series stones.
Is there any reason why I shouldn't replace the worn stone with the proper Shapton? I'd rather not buy all four at once, and I'd also rather not buy another standard waterstone.
Thanks!
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Certainly can't think of any reason why this would not work. As long as you get the appropriate grit, you shouldn't have a problem. Would recommend that with your first Shapton, you also get their flattening system -- that will set you back approximately the price of another stone.
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Which four do you have now?
Which would you be adding?
I plan to add a 120 or 220 to my Shaptons:
1000 orange 5000 purple 8000 green
You spend hardly ANY time on that purple, so I could be skipped pretty easily.
For flattening my shaptons, I bought a diasharp course diamond stone.
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wrote:

Norton 220-1200-4000-8000
The 220 is very soft and easy to dish, so I frequently use a diamond plate in it's place.

The 4000 is wearing thin, so I was planning to add the Shapton 5000

1000 to 8000? Interesting...
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On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 20:21:25 -0700, Mark & Juanita

I was thinking of that. The Shapton flattening system would probably help with the other stones, as well.
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