Diamond Stones

Discussion in 'Sharpening,Maintanace and Repair Forum' started by Jammer Six, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six Well-Known Member

    I've never owned a diamond stone.

    Why do they have that metal grid over them? How can you sharpen with that grid?
     
  2. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    that grid is the "stone". It's basically expanded metal with the diamond dust impregnated. The block is just a backer for stiffness and some clearance elevation from the table top to mimic a stone.

    I have a very course diamond plate that I use to flatten my waterstones. It's nothing but a bumpy metal plate.


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