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DMT WM8EF-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone-Extra Fine/Fine With Base

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  • Excellent counter or bench use for sharpening a variety of knives and edges plus a continuous diamond zone for small and pointed tools
  • Two sided sharpening with fine for a razor sharp edge and extra-fine to polish and refine an edge
  • Sharpens knives faster than conventional stones with DMT's monocrystalline diamond surface
  • No oil is needed-sharpen dry or with water
  • Durable construction will provide-years of consistent performance and reliable service
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Part Number WM8EF-WB
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions8 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches
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Item model numberWM8EF-WB
MaterialOther
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionProduct is unconditionally guaranteed; any product found to be defective will be replaced free of charge.
  
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ASINB000H6L6FA
Best Sellers Rank #7,182 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2004
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Innovative, multi-patented DuoSharp Bench Stone is a precision flat, two diamond surfaced sharpener guaranteed to provide consistent, even sharpening every time. 8" DuoSharp Bench Stone, an excellent counter and bench sharpener, with a larger, wider diamond surface for sharpening a variety of edges. The model comes with Bench Stone Base Accessory. Extra-Fine diamond (9 micron /1200 mesh) to polish and refine a razor edge after sharpening with a coarser diamond; Fine diamond (25 micron / 600 mesh) for a razor sharp edge. Sharpening with diamonds is fast and easy. No messy oils needed-sharpen dry or with water. Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service. For proper tool maintenance, woodworkers, chefs and other professionals rely on the superior quality and versatility of DMT products. Made in USA.

From the Manufacturer

Innovative, precision flat two grit diamond sharpener featuring both interrupted and continuous diamond sharpening. 8-Inch duosharpplus bench stone with bench stone base provides excellent counter and bench sharpening, features two sides of 6-Inch by 2-5/8-Inch interrupted diamond surface sharpening-perfect for knives, scissors, tools plus the benefits of a continuous zone for small and pointed tools. Extra-fine diamond (9 micron/1200 mesh) to polish and refine a razor edge after sharpening with a coarser diamond. Fine diamond (25 micron/600 mesh) for a razor sharp edge. Sharpening with diamonds is fast and easy. No messy oils needed-sharpen dry or with water. Durable construction will provide-years of consistent performance and reliable service. For proper tool maintenance, woodworkers, chefs and other professionals rely on the superior quality and versatility of DMT products. Made in USA.

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Customer Reviews

Gets my blades to a fine razor sharp edge.
gbw
The only shortcoming I notice with this product is the ambiguity of the stone in determining which side is fine (600-grit) and which extra fine (1200-grit).
Candid Reviewer
It works much faster than a traditional stone without the oily mess.
Eric H.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By ipski on February 3, 2010
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I had a DMT fine/medium and worked with hard Arkansas to finish. I decided to try a DMT fine/extra fine, and got this with the holder for a nice price on Amazon.

This is a great setup. You can hold by the handle or set on a counter, and changing stones is quick and easy. What took me hours to do before DMT on aluminum oxide and hard Arkansas now goes very quickly, thanks to DMT.

If it slows down a bit just put it under running water for a couple of seconds to wash off particles and it's back. No need to hunt around for a source of good honing oil.

I also like the tip finishing area at one end of the stone, which my first DMT does not have.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kem Smith on December 10, 2012
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I own a lot of expensive knives: Kitchen and hunting. Knives that were razor sharp when new and over time they were anything but. I have tried Arkansas stones, ceramic rods, and many other sharpening systems and tools. Nothing is a good as the DMT bench. One side is red and one is green. The red takes a not sharp (but not abused) blade and hones it first. Maybe 5 to 6 passes per side. Then you move to the green to take the sharpening to a new level with 3-5 passes per side. Almost like new. A dull knife takes maybe 3 minutes to sharpen. An "almost" sharp refresh, using only the green side, takes about a minute. I can do the whole kitchen rack of 15 knives (refresh only) in 30 minutes.

Success for me relied on two things: the correct angle and the correct pressure per pass. I used the recommended "lay two quarters on top of one another" in the manual to get the feel of the angle. Once I got the feel I don't use them anymore. Initially I was putting about the amount of force I used to use with sharpening stones. It was too much. Now I used just enough pressure to keep the knife on the surface (either red or green). And by that I mean almost no pressure. If you have a kitchen scale I find about 1-2 oz of pressure works best for me. Any more than that and I just hone off good steel. It seems I use less pressure each time and the diamond surface works perfectly. I expect to get even better and the knives even sharper.

This sharpening system is definitely worth the price. Highly recommended. Use it for two weeks and relegate your old systems to your favorite charitable donation site.

Note: I also use the DMT 12" Diamond Steel between sharpenings. (see my separate review). I use it while paring and carving AND to sharpen my serated bread knife.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Matt K. on January 4, 2011
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I purchased DMT WM8CX sharpening stone-Coarse/Extra-coarse grits, DMT WM8EF sharpening stone-Fine/Extra-fine grits, and their base.
So far I, with all grits, sharpened two Henckels fruit knives, three Global chef's knives, and two Japanese kitchen knives that a sword-maker forged. I could sharpen them very fast in comparison to my past sharpening work with whet stones. For instance, a Henckels knife of soft stainless steel within 80 strokes; I needed about 800 strokes on one side of the edge to sharpen Japanese knife of forged sword-steel. A number of strokes between them are needed to sharpen well the Global molybdenum/stainless steal.
A demo by the manufacturer said the diamond sharpening stones remove metal ten times faster than whet stones do. Although I have no way of measuring its claim. I felt so while I was removing metal from the knives. My tasks of sharpening kitchen knives for my wife became much easier.
The surfaces of the diamond stones are flat and should remain flat in use for a long time to come.
The base is effective to support the stones in the right height and at the right place. It is easy to mount each stone onto it and I thought it was a part of the stone by design.
Recently, many products, even those of Made-in-USA, do not meet to what the manufacturers advertise and claim. It is the first time in the last several years I see the products meet the manufacturer's advertisement and claims.
The diamond sharpening stones may be pricey in comparison to those of any whet stones. I would like to say though, "Complaint to poor quality is forever but complaint to the price is short-live as long as the product quality is good.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Loki on June 15, 2010
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I use this sharpener for my kitchen knives. Fine is actually rather coarse and it works super fast on a dull edge, and extra fine is fine enough that I can get away with no polishing. The sharpener needs a few drops of water and it cleans easily under water, the bench comes in quite handy. Highly recommended, much faster and less messy than your regular whetstone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Candid Reviewer TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 11, 2014
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The DMT WM8EF-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone (Extra Fine/Fine With Base) is an outstanding value at $55.

While some might find that price to be high, keep in mind that you're getting a large 3" x 8" double-sided diamond sharpener (one side is fine 600-grit for all around sharpening, the other is extra fine 1200-grit for getting your blades to a razor sharp edge). Unlike natural stones, the polymer base also won't deform. It stays perfectly flat over time. And the sharpening goes MUCH faster. 10 swipes on this stone is roughly equivalent to about 50 swipes on an Arkansas stone. Not only do you save time and energy, but it's much easier to maintain a very consistent blade angle (crucial to effective sharpening) for 10 strokes than it is for 50.

This model includes the robust plastic base as well. The stone snaps into the base very snugly (no looseness) and the wide feet provide for a very stable platform while sharpening. For added security, you can fasten the base to a workbench or other large surface. However, I found the base stable enough on its own to be perfectly serviceable on a kitchen countertop. It would be nice if the base had grippy rubberized feet to reduce slippage on smooth surfaces for those like me who don't want to permanently affix it to a workbench, but if you brace one end of the base against something (such as the edge of the sink or the stove) and draw the knife in that direction, it works fine and won't slip.

I've used this stone to sharpen everything from my smallest Swiss Army blade (2" stainless) up to my Ka-Bar/Becker BK7 blade (7" 1095 cro-van steel). Sharpening a large 7" knife on this stone is very easy.
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