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10-18-2010 10:13 PM

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I was recently given three diamond hones. There are no markings as to grit. one is yellow, one is blue, and one is red. Any idea what the grits are, or if this is a color code?

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John Gray

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 10:27 PM

According to the package my set came in:
Yellow – Coarse
Blue – Medium
Red – Fine
I wrote the grade on the back of each one with a Sharpie.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 10-18-2010 10:36 PM

That could be right but the iso colors go the opposite way R,B,Y.
If they came from China anything is possible.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 11:46 PM


Yellow is Independent – can badly sharpen steel

Red is Democrat – can only sharpen on end of steel

Blue is Republican – Can only sharpen the other end of steel

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 11:59 PM

Rand I think you are right

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 12:56 PM

My set follows John’s description.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 01:07 PM

There’s always the fingernail test..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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