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Forum topic by Scott C. posted 12-28-2016 09:17 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott C.

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12-28-2016 09:17 PM

I’m looking into buying a couple of DMT’s dia-sharp diamond plates. Ideally I’d like 2 use two plates and the a leather strop with green honing compound. I was thinking of getting their course (45 micron / 325 mesh) and extra fine (9 micron / 1200 mesh) plates.

Is the jump from 325 to 1200 too much? I noticed there duo sharp line of bench stones have this combo and figured it might be OK. I’m planing on this being mostly for touch up work and would could use sandpaper for the establishing the initial bevel if need be.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.


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#1 posted 12-28-2016 09:20 PM

I find that’s too much of a jump, but I suppose you could get all the coarse 325 scratches out eventually with the extra fine 1200 if you were motivated enough. Better to have one in between though.

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