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#1 posted 07-19-2017 04:51 PM

All the sharpening systems work and all have pros and cons, you just need to match your working style to the proper system to take advantage of its benefits and minimize the negatives. If you’ve decided that diamond is the way to go, then have at it. The lack of mess is one good reason to stick with that system, IMHO.

I use EZE-Lap Diamond plates (Coarse, Medium & Extra-Fine) and follow up with a strop and it works well for my space and work flow. I would agree with Loren to first try a good cleaning on your current plates to see if they are just clogged before spending to purchase others. If you do end up needing to purchase, then the 8×3 size is the smallest I would recommend for your stated needs. You could go longer &/or wider if you wish, I just wouldn’t go smaller.

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