|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 3 x 0.4 inches|
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|Item model number||D8C|
|Size||200 x 75mm Coarse|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
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- Superior Diamond Sharpening Stones
- Legendary quality
- Made in the USA
- Sharpening surface accommodates range of edges from large knives to small pointed tools
- Coarse diamond to transform a dull 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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The DMT Difference
Diamond Uniformity, Coverage, Surface Flatness
DMT uses micronized monocrystalline diamonds, precisely sized for a more uniform diamond surface. No other diamond sharpeners offers micronized monocrystalline diamond and most offer the lesser grade poly-crystalline diamond. Mono-crystalline is like an ice cube made up of one particle holding its form while poly-crystalline is like a snow-cone made up of many small particles that get sheared off during use.
Coverage: DMT’s process assures the most diamonds per square inch in the industry providing a more durable sharpening surface.
Surface Flatness: DMT bench stones are engineered flat, assuring even contact with the knife or tool.
Choice of Diamond Surfaces
Interrupted or polka dot surface for which DMT is famous has slightly recessed holes that will collect metal fines (swarf) removed during sharpening to prevent loading. Fast sharpening action; not recommended for pointed or very small tools.
Continuous surface presents a more conventional looking sharpening surface. Fast sharpening action; able to use on small surface edges.
HardCoat, DMT’s newest proprietary surface, is able to withstand the rigors of ceramic sharpening, providing an even longer service life to the sharpener.
DMT is committed to providing the best diamond sharpeners in the marketplace. If the sharpener is found to be defective, we will replace it.
Benefits of The DMT Difference
- Precise Diamond Sizing for Consistent Sharpening and Longer Life
- Best Diamond Coverage for Longer-Lasting Service
- Flat Surface for Even Sharpening
- Choice In Diamond Surfaces
- DMT Commitment- Replacement If Found To Be Defective
8-inch Dia-Sharp Bench Stone Many Uses
Just a few examples of edges around the home this model can address: Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Boning Knife, Fillet Knife, Utility Knife, Putty Knife.
Just a few examples of edges for use in the garden this model can address: Hoe, Axe, Machete, Spade, Trowel, Shovel.
Just a few examples of edges for outdoor and sporting activities this model can address: Folding Knife, Fixed Blade, Machete, Pocket Knife, Fillet Knife, Skinning Knife, Multi-Tool, Hatchet.
Just a few examples of edges for woodworkers this model can address: Marking Knife, Chisel, Plane Iron, Utility Knife, Draw Knife.
|6-in. Diamond Whetstone||6-in. Dia-Sharp Bench Stone||8-in. DuoSharp Bench Stone||8-in. Dia-Sharp Bench Stone||10-in. DuoSharp Bench Stone||10-in. Dia-Sharp Bench Stone|
|Knife and Tool Edges Able to Address||Straight, Convex||Straight, Convex, Small and Pointed Tools||Straight, Convex, with Base able to take sharpener to surface||Straight, Convex, Small and Pointed Tools||Straight, Convex, with Base able to take sharpener to surface||Straight, Convex, Small and Pointed Tools|
|The Differentiating Feature in Bench Stone Models||6-in. x 2-in. sharpening surface, available in Plastic (.5 lb) with mounting capability or Wooden box (.6 lb.)||6-in. x 2-in. sharpening surface, available in single and double sided, narrow profile to fit in tool box,( .84 lb.)||8-in. x 2.63-in. two-sided diamond surface to step through honing process, comes w/non-skid mat (.51 lb.) or with a base (1.07 lb.)||8-in. x 3-in. single sided, only bench stone offered in all 6 diamond grits, (2.45 lb.)||10-in. x 4-in. two-sided diamond surface to step through honing process, comes w/non-skid mat (1.21 lb.) or with a base (1.7 lb.)||10-in. x 4-in. sharpening surface, offers long, smooth stroke sharpening, (4.2 lb.)|
|Home Applications||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Paint Scraper, Screwdriver, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor +||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Paint Scraper, Screwdriver, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor +||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Paint Scraper, Screwdriver, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor; with base: shovel, sidewalk ice scraper +||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Paint Scraper, Screwdriver, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor +||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Screwdriver, Paint Scraper, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor; with base: shovel, sidewalk ice scraper +||Kitchen Knives, Fillet Knife, Box Cutter Knife, Pocket Knife, Putty Knife, Screwdriver, Paint Scraper, Scraper Knife, Straight Razor +|
|Garden Applications||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +||Spade, Trowel, Machete, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, Dibble, Cultivator, Pickaxe, Grubhoe +|
|Outdoor / Sports Applications||Pocket Knife, Tactical Knife, Machete, Multi-Tool, Hatchet, Axe, Ice Pick, Broadheads, Pitons, Fillet Knife +||Pocket Knife, Tactical Knife, Machete, Multi-Tool, Hatchet, Axe, Ice Pick, Broadheads, Pitons, Fillet Knife +||Pocket Knife, Tactical Knife, Machete, Multi-Tool, Hatchet, Axe, Ice Pick, Broadheads, Pitons, Fillet Knife +|
|Woodworking Applications||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, Outcannel Gouge, Scraper, Skew Chisel +||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Gouge, Carving Knife, Veiner +||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, +||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Gouge, Carving Knife, Veiner +||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, +||Chisel, Plane Iron, Marking Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Gouge, Carving Knife, Veiner +|
DMT offers an assortment of very portable, hand-held sharpeners that provide easy storage in home, shop, truck, back-pack or RV. Made to sharpen an array of knives and tools while portable enough for on-the-go sharpening. Interrupted surface models include Diafold, Mini-Sharp, 4-inch Diamond Whetstone; continuous diamond surface stones include 3-inch Credit Card Style, 4-inch stones and Mini-Hone sharpeners; one Double Sided Diafold is available in the HardCoat diamond surface, designed to withstand the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening.
Most steels are designed to align a knife’s blade, but DMT diamond sharpening steels in 10-, 12- and 14-inch models will both align and hone the blade. All are continuous diamond surface but one 12-inch model is offered in DMT’s HardCoat diamond surface, specifically designed to withstand the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening. For those who wish to sharpen with ceramic, DMT offers a 12-inch ceramic steel sharpener.
Bench / Counter Stones
DMT offers a nice selection of diamond bench stones from 6- to 12-inch lengths of varying widths to accommodate home, sport and tactical knives along with a mixture of DIY and woodworking tools. Models include interrupted, continuous and one DuoSharp model in HardCoat diamond. Models include Diamond Whetstone, DuoSharp and Dia-Sharp bench stones.
If you are unsure about sharpening, try one of DMT’s sharpening systems to assist with proper sharpening angles. All systems revolve around the 7-angle adjustable blade guide utilizing either 4-inch diamond whetstones in the Aligner models or Double Sided Diafold Sharpeners in the MagnaGuide line. The blade guide can also be used with DMT’s bench stones.
For best sharpening results keep diamond stone clean
Care and Use of DMT Diamond Sharpeners
All models are designed to be used dry or with water so there are no messy oils and extensive clean up to worry about. Always clean the DMT sharpening surface after sharpening. Rinse surface with water and wipe dry. After several sharpenings, clean more thoroughly with a mild abrasive and brush; rinse surface with water and wipe dry.
Always put away dry and store in a dry environment. Use leafing (paper towels, cloth, plastic storage bag) in between your bench stones to prevent abrasive sides from rubbing.
- Use Dry or with Water
- Clean and Wipe Dry
- Store Dry
About Sharpening with DMT
Get the Most out of your DMT Sharpener
There is a ‘break-in’ period for your diamond stone. Initially, it will feel especially rough but will smooth over time without impacting performance. Let the diamonds do the work; just light strokes with the edge to sharpen, same number of strokes each side. Approximately 5 or 6 strokes per side (depending upon condition of edge) compared to 30 strokes per side on a conventional stone, saving time and extending the life of the knife or tool. Start with a coarser grit for damaged or dull edges and work to finer grits. The work the edge is to do will help you determine the grit needed: Rough work, end with coarse grit (cutting cardboard); finer work, work through finer grits (food preparation).
- Initial break-in
- Light strokes to sharpen – let the diamond do the work
- Faster than conventional sharpening methods
- Rough work – coarser grit
- Fine work – finer grit
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DMT is recognized as the worldwide leader in diamond knife sharpeners and sharpening products, with a diverse product line and reputation for quality and innovation. DMT's patented and award-winning products are known for their superior quality and versatility, are easy to use, and allow for sharpening in a fraction of the time required by other methods. DMT manufactures a full line of diamond knife sharpeners and other sharpening tools for use in woodworking, culinary arts, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, outdoor and winter sports, industrial applications and more.
From the Manufacturer
Guaranteed not to hollow or groove, DMT's precisely engineered Dia-Sharp Bench Stone with continuous diamond surface assures consistent, even sharpening every time. The 8" length is great for both long and short knives providing cutting edge performance for a quick, keen edge on small contact areas and pointed tools. Coarse diamond (45 micron / 325 mesh) to quickly restore a neglected edge. Includes non-skid rubber feet. Diamond grade clearly marked on side of stone. 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.
Top Customer Reviews
A quick note: the last time I looked, Amazon's description says you can sharpen on either side of this plate (it is a heavy slab of nickle, and both sides look the same to the casual glance). But there is an arrow on one side of the plate pointing to the diamond impregnated side, and this is the side you want to use for sharpening -- there is only one abrasive side to the plate.
After accumulating a few expensive VG-10 and SG2 steel Japanese Kitchen knives, I settled on maintaining them (once a week) with a Coarse, Fine, Extra Fine system of DMT plates. For finishing, I use this the Extra-Extra Fine finishing plate. It takes a bit of practice to use these properly, but once you get a system down, they are probably the least expensive or messy, most reliable system for sharpening high quality blades. There are generally four types of commercially available systems to sharpen your kitchen knives. Here is my (very) subjective comparison of systems:
1. Diamond Systems (e.g., DMT): Mess & Effort (Low), Sharpening Quality (Very High), Skill required (Moderate)
2. Arkansas stones: Mess & Effort (Moderate), Sharpening Quality (High, not good for steels >60HRC), Skill required (Moderate)
3. Japanese Waterstones: Mess & Effort (Very High), Sharpening Quality (The Best), Skill required (High)
4. Ceramic sharpening systems: Mess & Effort (Low), Sharpening Quality (High, touch up only), Skill required (Low)
I use dish detergent and water on the DMT plates to sharpen, having found that better than other solutions. It keeps everything clean as well. The DMT plates sharpen aggressively, so compared to the other systems, you will sharpen faster and with less effort.
I have seen several complaints about DMT plates not being perfectly flat, but I think these are bogus. I have considerable experience inspecting optical flats (these usually need to be flatter than 1/4 wave, which is quite flat) and used the same techniques to eyeball my plates DMT WM8EF-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone-Extra Fine/Fine With Base. The extra fine plate is easy to inspect, since rainbow refractions from the diamonds show off any ripples; additionally, the regular pattern of pits on the plates highlights any unevenness. My plates are very flat. But interestingly enough, not one of my knives (not even my brand new Miyabi) is perfectly flat; certainly not as flat as the plate. Even if there were ripples, I couldn't see them being more significant than you would get on a worn waterstone or Arkansas stone. Maybe there is the occasional bad plate; just send it back and get a new one. The DMT system is in my opinion a much less error prone approach to sharpening than other options.
I use the MinoSharp Sharpening Guides 2-Piece Set designed by Global for Japanese style chef's knives (~15 degree edge). Someone mentioned that they are afraid that these will grind down, and change the angle. Well, first, the tolerances are not that fine on the blade angle (anything from 9 degrees to 20 on a side is fine), and the correct technique should be to pressure the sharp edge of the blade, and let the sharpening guide just glide over the stone. If you do this, you will hardly even scratch the sharpening guide. You should see a very even line of sharpened metal around the blade (the first time you sharpen it, you will change the factory angle, and this will be visible) ... a sign that the guide is doing its job.
I replaced the Arkansas stone on my Smith's 50008 8-Inch Diamond Tri-Hone 1 with the DMT D8EE 8-Inch Dia-Sharp Continuous Diamond Extra-Extra Fine which slots right into the space (I epoxied it to hold it tight). The DMT system has a bit more surface area, and is a bit more aggressive, while getting the same near-polish. I finish with a strop. I mounted the Body Toolz Horsehide Leather & Canvas Barber Strop on a wood slat, coated with Green Chrome Oxide Compound, 6 oz.
Overall the cost is low for all the DMT plates you need: perhaps ~ $200. I prefer a strop over the steel, as it seems to gently and reliably straighten the final edge and seems consistent when finishing with the 4000-8000 mesh (whatever the actual fine-ness of your DMT D8EE 8-Inch Dia-Sharp Continuous Diamond Extra-Extra Fine turns out to be).
Before returning my second defective stone I called DMT customer service and they were great. I am now quite satisfied. It's an aggressive sharpening stone in a highly useful grit. I wish I hadn't had to go through the trouble it took to get a good one, but I'm glad I did.
If you get a defective stone, which seems to happen with some regularity, don't return it to Amazon. Call DMT at the number on the box and if they are as good to you as they were to me, you'll be happy.
original review and first two edits:
This stone came with manufacturing defects - a mottled surface with actual thumbprints in it, and numerous scratches and other defects. These are so visible there's no excuse for this getting through QC. It would probably sharpen OK but the marred surface is plain ugly. See my product pictures. I want to support American manufacturing but this reminds me of the 1970's when you had to buy an import if you wanted a quality car.
I tried scrubbing the thumbprints and other mottling off with soapy water and a brass brush, but it didn't work. Of course, scrubbing wouldn't fix the scratches and gouges anyway. I'm returning this one for exchange and will update my review when the new one comes in.
Edit: the second stone came marred with a black hard residue that cleaned off leaving what seems to be a permanently discolored surface. Unlike the first stone the diamond surface seems to be OK, so I'm going to keep it, but I am disappointed at DMT's poor quality control.
Edit 2: My blade drags on the discolored area and makes a noise as it runs over it. Not good, this one is going back too.
DMT's packaging is also substandard. It comes in an over-large cardboard sleeve with the diamond surface partially exposed. At this price level a simple plastic storage box should be included, even if it adds a couple dollars to the price.