|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 02-06-2015 03:14 PM||716 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-06-2015 03:14 PM
First, lets limit our discussion to diamond sharpening stones. I realize that there are other sharping stones and other methods (sandpaper) out there, but I am interested in Diamond.
Some diamond sharpening have diamonds impregnated evenly throughout the length, some have diamonds in circular areas with blank space between. The argument seems to center on continuous diamonds vs. cost. Does this difference matter in practice?
Some say to use water as a lubricant to sharpen, Trend sells their own lubricant and says that their warranty is voided if any other solution is used on their stone. Does it matter what is used as a lubricant?
Some stores sell single sided diamond stones, others sell double sided. I would think that it would be easier and more space efficient to have a double sided stone with course on one side and fine on the other than two separate stones. What do you think?
Some sell a special holder to hold the stone. It looks like a very low profile vice. Is this really necessary, or would a low profile wooden box work as well to hold the stone? In fact I could also use this wooden box with a top as the storage container.
Anyone have any opinions on the Trend Diamond Whetstone Honing & Polishing Kit that Peachtree sells?
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri