DMT Diamond Wave sharpeners have an award-winning design, that very cleverly allows for sharpening of the interior and exterior of curved tools like gouges, and turning tools.
The nickel plated steel Wave sharpener incorporates both convex and concave sections. Each tapers from a 1/8" diameter to a 2" diameter over a length of 10". The generous length creates a gradual taper that fits an enormous range of tools, and allows for a long sharpening stroke. A generous coating of monocrystaline diamond speeds things up even further.
Sharpening the interior and exterior of curved tools has always been a drag - but the DMT Diamond Wave goes a long way towards fixing that. Use the wave dry or with a splash of water. If you need to clean the wave, just wash with dish soap and water, or rub it with a polymer eraser.
The diamond wave comes packaged with a Non-Skid mat. Set the wave on top of the mat, and catch the wave to zero-clean up sharpening.
DMT Diamond Wave sharpeners are available in Fine - 25 micron/600 mesh, and Extra Fine 9 micron/1200 mesh. For carving tools, we like to follow with a strop and honing compound or diamond paste.
At first the abrasive will feel extra aggressive; This will smooth out after a few sharpenings without impacting performance. Store dry, and prevent rubbing by storing in a plastic tube, or leafing between waves with a paper towel.
DMT Diamond Wave Sharpeners are Made in the USA
Extra Extra Coarse - Diamond Size: 120 micron, 120 mesh DMT Color Code: Silver
Use for Edge Repair, resetting or changing a bevel angle, or flattening another stone.
Extra Coarse - Diamond Size: 60 micron, 220 mesh DMT Color Code: Black
Use for edge repair, resetting or changing a bevel, or flattening fine grit water stones. Good first step for flattening the backs of chisels and plane irons. Color code: Black 60 micron, 220 mesh.
Coarse- Diamond Size: 45 micron, 325 mesh DMT Color Code: Blue
Use for restoring very dull edges, coarse cutting tools, such as froes, lawnmower blades, axes or mortise chisels. Can be used for flattening chisels and plane irons.
Fine- Diamond Size: 25 micron, 600 mesh DMT Color Code: Red
Good intermediate step for plane irons, chisels, or carving tools. Perfect for general sharpening - this is the grit we keep in the kitchen to sharpen knives that see abuse. For woodworking we recommend following this grit with a finer grit diamond stone, water stone, or diamond paste.
Extra Fine- Diamond Size: 9 micron, 1200 mesh DMT Color Code: Gray
Good for use as an intermediate step for plane irons, chisels, or carving tools. Excellent single stone for sharpening kitchen knives. For woodworking we recommend following this grit with a water stone, diamond paste, or extra extra fine grit stone.
Extra Extra Fine- Diamond Size: 3 micron, 8000 mesh DMT Color Code: Tan
Provides the finest grade micronized bonded diamond abrasive available. Surprisingly quick stock removal with millions of diamond cutting edges.