The DiaFold Double Sided Diamond Sharpener is one of DMT's most popular products of all time. Each dual-sided sharpener has two color coded diamond abrasive grits, both featuring DMT's classic polka-dot interrupted sharpening surface. Held comfortably by the fold-out handle, the DiaFold is a convienient way to sharpen axes, knives, shears, or draw-knives.
Like all DMT products, the DiaFold can be used dry, so there's no clean up, and you don't need a water source nearby to sharpen. The folding handle becomes a protective cover that protects the abrasive from the contents of your tool box or pocket.
Four grit pairs provide a range of sharpening options for different applications. The Fine/Coarse sharpener is a good one stone option for tools like axes that don't need a razor edge. A pair of Extra Coarse/Coarse and Fine/Extra-Fine sharpeners gives a full range of grits for edge repair followed by honing. The Extra-Fine/Extra Extra-Fine sharpener puts the finishing touch on edges that just need a little touch up.
Dimensions: Abrasive surface measures 4 3/8" by 7/8" by 1/4" with a 5" long handle. Folded dimensions are 5" by 1 1/4" by 7/16"
DMT DiaFold 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.