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#1 posted 07-20-2017 06:42 PM

I’ve been using diamond plates for at least 10 years. One thing I like is that they DO remove metal fast, of course you need the proper grit. I use, in order, a medium grit, then an extra fine, then a short session on a Black Arkansas, then strop it. If I just touch up the edge before it gets too dull, I never need the medium grit.

I don’t think a diamond plate clogs like a stone will. I just wipe it with a damp cloth every now and then. When I’m finished I use soap and water on it., dry it, and put it away.

Diamond plates are fast. That’s a real advantage to me. Not messy either. Never need resurfacing. Don’t need to soak em in water. What’s not to like? I hate sharpening, so I want to get to it, do it, and get back to the woodworking.

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