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Forum topic by JP4LSU posted 04-19-2018 05:47 PM 366 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JP4LSU

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04-19-2018 05:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sharpening

I currently have a Norton 250 8×3 waterstone and Nainawa 1000-3000 grit. I use the Veritas jig for my chisels.

I’m contemplating a course and medium grit diamond continuous stone. I wanted to see how these things hold up versus the other DMT versions that have the grid pattern and color coated?

Is there a preference in use and longevity between the 2 different styles?

Thanks for the inputs,
JP


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Bill_Steele

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 09:52 PM

I have 5 of the DiaSharp stones (8×3) and I think they are great. I also use the Veritas jig. I’m not sure when/if theses stones will wear out or need to be replaced. I’ve had them for a few years and they still work very well and I expect that they may be the last sharpening stones I may need to buy. I used water stones for several years and then decided to try these because they cut fast, don’t need to be soaked in water before use, and they never need to be flattened. They are pricey, but I think they are worth it.

I have no experience with the grid pattern and color coated stones.

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JP4LSU

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 02:03 AM

Thanks Bill for the info. I’m believe the continuous would be the better way to than the plastic color coded items from DMT because there is no interruptions.

I might get a course and medium first. I stI’ll have lots of life in the stones I have now.

It looks like Trend stones and Ultra Sharp stones are decent as well.

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 01:10 PM

I have 2 of the DuoSharp stones , I was searching all over reading endless reviews and got some great info from fellow jocks on this thread I use the DuoSharps, X-Coarse, Coarse, Fine, & X-Fine to sharpen my plane irons and chisels. I don’t use any special “pointy” carving chisels which are the ones that most reviews cite as being difficult to sharpen with the DuoSharps. I was just about to purchase the Atoma ones when another LJ offered me a good deal for the DuoSharps which was what tipped me to the DuoSharps, and I’ve been very pleased with them.

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