The DMT Machinist Diamond Whetstone combines both interrupted and continuous diamond abrasive surfaces into a compact portable design. The included leather case makes this stone a great gift, or a nice addition to any tool kit, kitchen drawer, or backpack. The diamond abrasive can be used without water for easy, mess free sharpening no matter where you are.
Three color-coded diamond grits cover basic edge repair, refinement, and honing. This isn't the only sharpening stone you'll need in your tool box, but it's a nice one.
Dimensions: Abrasive surface measures 4 3/8" by 7/8" by 3/16" thick including 7/8" by 7/8" continuous zone. The snug fitting leather case covers the entire stone, and measures 5" by 1 3/8"
DMT Machinist Diamond Whetstone 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.