Up your sharpening game (off the bench) with The DiaSharp Magnabase Sharpening System from DMT. The system features a 12" double-sided DiaSharp stone, and a magnetic base that lifts the stone 2" off the work-surface. The uninterrupted diamond abrasive is precision flat, and works well with sharpening jigs, the hardest alloys, and pointy or narrow tools. Sharpen with a splash of water, or dry for zero cleanup.
The MagnaBase System is available with Fine/Extra-Fine or Coarse/Extra-Coarse double sided DiaSharp stones. Switching between grits is as easy is flipping the stone. Both grit combos feature DMT's signature dense and even coating of micronized mono-crystalline diamond bonded to a solid steel surface, and nickle plated for durability.
DMT's DiaSharp diamond sharpening stones have a continuous surface that is our favorite diamond abrasive for sharpening in the wood-shop because they stay flat, and cut quickly. For tough jobs like sharpening a D2 mortise chisel, or resetting the bevel on a gouge, the DiaSharp is hard to beat, and the fact that it will remain flat means you can work the back of a chisel right afterwards without worry.
The Magnabase System is a great addition to the DiaSharp range. The bases are not available separate from the stones, but will hold any DiaSharp stone in your collection.
The Double Sided DiaSharp stone measures 3" by 12" by .35"
The Base has a slightly narrower 2.65" by 12" Magnetic Surface and is 2" tall.
The DMT DiaSharp MagnaBase System is 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.