Diamond stone suggestions
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  Re: RE: Diamond stone suggestions by Carl Grover (I tried diamond ston...)
(01-14-2019, 10:48 AM)Carl Grover Wrote: I tried diamond stones and went back to Waterstones shortly after. The only thing I use my diamond stones for is to flatten my Waterstones.

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Interested to know what turned you off on the diamonds, so far I haven't found anything that I dislike about them , but it's new to me so....
Bruce.
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  Re: RE: Diamond stone suggestions by stillgotten ([quote='Carl Grover'...)
(01-14-2019, 01:35 PM)stillgotten Wrote: Interested to know what turned you off on the diamonds, so far I haven't found anything that I dislike about them , but it's new to me so....

Didn't seem to cut very well after awhile. I felt like I had worn them down. With Waterstones you always get the same performance out of each grit.

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  Re: RE: Diamond stone suggestions by Carl Grover (I tried diamond ston...)
(01-14-2019, 10:48 AM)Carl Grover Wrote: I tried diamond stones and went back to Waterstones shortly after. The only thing I use my diamond stones for is to flatten my Waterstones.

carl

Carl, not trying to talk you out of or into anything - what brand did you try and how long ago was that?

I had a diamond stone many years ago that wasn't very coarse, wasn't fast cutting and I felt like I scraped all the grit off of it in a week.  I recall people saying that's how they were.  Loose diamonds come off initially, then the "stone" settles into a finer and slower cutting stone.

I have 8" diasharp stones now.  I bought them less than 3 years ago.  They do change slightly after first use, but nothing like I recall.  I have one that feels like its 80 or 100 grit and it will rip an edge off a hardened steel blade like a powered grinder. As I said earlier, I don't have the EEF stone and I feel I need it. The EF isn't giving me the finish I want.
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  Re: RE: Diamond stone suggestions by Carl Grover ([quote='stillgotten'...)
(Yesterday, 01:42 PM)Carl Grover Wrote: Didn't seem to cut very well after awhile. I felt like I had worn them down. With Waterstones you always get the same performance out of each grit.

carl

I read that others have had your same experiences with diamond stones but I figured it was contributed to the "breaking in' of the stone.

Adam, there is one grit between the EF and EEF, it is not advertised so well( I don't know why). It's the MEF (Medium Extra Fine) which is a 6 micron(4000 grit).
Not that it's all that necessary but just pointing out that it is available.
Bruce.
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