|Review by mcase||posted 01-28-2014 10:45 PM||3808 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
The DMT 3” x 8” DiaSharp® Stone, 8000x – described as a super fine stone quote – “The extra-extra fine (8000x) produces a mirror finish.” The accompanying literature says they are broken in at the factory. Well I gave this the old college try. At first touch you could tell it was way, way too coarse. So I tried breaking it in. I spent forty minutes or so working the back of a Pfiel chisel methodically over the stone on the side indicated on the stone as the proper surface to see if it would smooth out. I then re-polished the chisel completely from the ground up. I had to start on an 800 waterstone to get rid of the scratches from this 8000 super fine DMT thing! So after bringing the chisel back to 6000 on a quality Japanese waterstone. I gave the DMT another shot at it. Well as Confucius said one picture is worth a thousand words. You can see what it did to the back of my Pfiel chisel. I thought maybe the grit was mislabeled and brought it back to Woodcraft in Woburn, MA. to see if we could maybe replace or whatever. This particular Woodcraft has a long-standing reputation for being uncooperative, but their managers response was rude and stupid even for them – “I don’t care whats wrong with it , it looks fine to me”. By the way I brought the chisel with me so there could be no mistake. I don’t see what else I could do, I just demanded my money back. So according to Woodcraft in Woburn this thing is functioning as designed. OK, I have to take their word on it. So it gets one star – one more than it deserves.