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matmac

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Looking for the best place and price to get a coarse, fine, extra fine at 8 in x 3in. Any idea's?
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I don't know if you have any game fairs in your area coming up, but I got the cheapest price for mine at a dmt knife sharpening stall. I've been to a few, and it always seems to be there..you could check I suppose. I had to order mine there and they sent it to me, was about £20 cheaper.
 

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Hi Matt

Waht are you hoping to do with the course? I was disapointed with mine. Perfect for keeping my waterstones flat, but not nearly as course as I had hoped. The Extra course is the one to get if you want to use it for flattening backs of irons etc.

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looking at it it i think xxc, fine, extra fine, extra extra fine then strop will jewelers rough. Then live happily ever after. hahaha.
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Ha ha, sounds like a good bet ;-)

With diamond stones it seems like there is not a lot of difference between any of them except the ones at the very far end of the scale.

Matthew over at workshop heaven sells the xxc.

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I would suggest buying one and see how you get on. I was disappointed in mine( 8" blue coarse dmt ) quickly developed a bald hump in the centre - as did the replacements
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Shrubby i think thats the old style one with the holes? Im looking at the continious stone, i am worried it may liek you say develop a bald spot. I bought some cheap ones and they were rubbish but i think DMT are alot better. as ever you get what you pay for.
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I've used the DMT stones with the holes for over twenty years, no bald spots yet (me or the stones!)
 

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custard":j08qk1fv said:
I've used the DMT stones with the holes for over twenty years, no bald spots yet (me or the stones!)
Likewise on the stones and up top ! :lol:

Also got a set of 8" x 3" continuous DMT's last year, not given them a lot of work yet but seem up to the usual excellent dmt standards so far.

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Just looked at a colleagues red 8" stone - it also has a bald hump along the centre. That makes 4. They seem OK for home users though
Matt
 
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