View Full Version : sharpening with DMT

06-26-2012, 08:21 AM
For those of you who prefer to sharpen with diamond plates, I have a few questions. What do you feel the advantages of diamond plates are? What diamond plates do you sharpen on? Are there any special techniques for sharpening on diamond plates?

06-26-2012, 08:30 AM
Until recently that was all I used, DMT, Eze-Lap, and Lansky. They cut fast, clean up easily, won't dish out, are relatively economical and I have never had one wear out. If you get new ones sharpen a bunch of old beaters on it first 10-15 to sort of season them out. They do cut VERY aggressively when new. If they load up with swarf scubb them w/ scouring power and use only water or soapy water as a lubricant.