|Item Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches|
|Item model number||WM8EF-WB|
|Size||Extra Fine/Fine With Base|
|Style||DMT WM8EF-WB DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone-Extra Fine/Fine With Base|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||Product is unconditionally guaranteed; any product found to be defective will be replaced free of charge.|
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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 peformance and reliable service
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We have tried every type of knife sharpener on the market I swear! None have worked well. Usually it works for about 20 minutes and then dull, but this bad boy, yes! Read morePublished 3 days ago by girlypants
In short: I had to use a diamond stone to flatten my water stones, so why not use diamond stones for the entirety of my honing process? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Taylord22
With the four DMT stones Extra Course/Course/Fine/Extra Fine, I was able to restore a #6 Siegler Plane I picked up at the Flea market for $10. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amber Worth
Very satisfied with this item. Would recommend it to others.Published 2 months ago by Paul M. Ringus
I was going to buy a new paring knife but I decided to try this first. I watched a few YouTube instruction videos and then sharpened all my non-serrated kitchen knives. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David W
This DuoSharp stone produces excellent results. The diamond cuts quickly, reducing time needed to sharpen v.s. a traditional stone.Published 2 months ago by Nathan