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    Default DMT 8" Dia-Sharp® Continuous Diamond Extra Extra Fine stone: good/bad

    I have
    noticed on SRD the DMT extra extra fine diamond stone. Being a fan of not
    lapping away stones I was wondering if anyone has any pros/cons to this stone.
    In theory it seems like a good idea for razor maintenance/ re beveling seeing
    how it is a "8000" grit stone, and in theory would not require the
    maintenance of a typical water stone. I do realize that theory does not always
    translate into practice, so I was humbly wondering if anyone out there uses
    this stone and finds it to be advantageous.

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    Default DMT 8" Dia-Sharp® Continuous Diamond Extra Extra Fine stone: good/bad

    I have one (and all the other DMT grits) and have used it for years on knives. I honed a few razors with it and it left a very harsh edge. I will suggest a Norton combo stone will yield better results, cost similar, offer more versatility, and last a user a lifetime (if you are honing for yourself only).

    As a guy that has both I suggest the Norton for razors.

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    It is not really a 8k hone in any way, but if you treat it like a 5k hone on steroids, than its a nice stone. It leaves a more rough edge than a real 8k, but the scrathes can be cleared with a 8k waterstone or a fast synth finisher, or a natural with slurry. I have bought 2 or three, but endd up selling them eventually, and stayed with the 4/8k Norton and the nanis. The 8k DMT is a nice stone imo, if you know where to put it in a progression.

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    FYI, this stone is measured in MESH not GRIT. So if you were to measure the abrasive particles they would be closer to 4000 grit. It would not leave a smooth, shave ready edge similar to that produced by a waterstone. I imagine that the edge would be quite rough.

    If you are looking for a one stone solution, then this isn't going to be it. Take the above posters advice and look at waterstones.

    Michael

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    For those who use an Extra Extra Fine DMT for honing razors, when do you know your razor's had enough of this DMT, so when it's time to switch to a finer stone ? For instance, are you all capable of shaving arm hair using this stone ?

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    If you refer to the DMTEE 3 micron stone, than yes, it will shave arm hair easily. With a bit of crox it will shave too, but not too smoothly.

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    Hi Jeness,

    Thanks !
    A further question: will it also shave arm hair during the break-in period ?

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    Break it in with a kitchen knife or something, it takes a few minutes only. I don't know if it will shave arm hair if not broken in, but it should if the surface is not really rough.

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