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marcros

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I have been looking for a deal on a double sided diamond stone for general sharpening. I was all set to but the trend one, but searching n the forum, there seemed to be a few unfavourable reviews. Further searching lead me to look at the DMT stones.

I am fortunate to have a colleague in the States at the moment, due back at the end of next week. A quick email and he was more than happy to bring items back, providing they will fit into his luggage. I located what I think is an excellent deal on a huge 10” x 4” set- probably larger than I need but able to accommodate wide blades and allow long strokes.

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/DMT-1 ... 35C24.aspx.

It is shocking how expensive these stones are to buy in the UK- the set that I purchased for $199 (shipped to a US office address) would be over £400 here from Axminster (http://www.axminster.co.uk/dmt-250mm-du ... rod823060/), or their competitors. It would actually still be worth paying the international shipping and paying the relevant taxes on it. I am yet to receive the goods but the customer services department were quick to respond to a couple of questions that I asked of them.

It is entirely possible that the course/extra course stone will not see that much use, but at the price for the kit I felt that I may as well give it a try. I don’t like grinding blades, so I am hoping that the courser stones will avoid needing to.
 

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£200 per stone. The kit I have bought is 2 stones + the holder, although you wouldnt have seen that if you couldnt access the other link.

If you google "dmt 10" duosharp" it was on the first page
 

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Ezelap are cheap and work OK. But they are all hard work for grinding. Belt sander is better, Sorby proedge even better. I've just taken some chips out of a heavy 2 1/2" antique Marples chisel with hard laminated face and it took just a few minutes. Would have been hours by hand.
 
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