A Cheap but Effective Diamond Stone

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    J_SAMa
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    I recently bought this stone. It is as fast if not faster than my EZE-Lap Stone. However it’s not flat along the length, which is fine if you use Paul Seller’s methods (I assume that you most definitely are if you’re reading this).
    Double-sided, £16.83, half the price of a single-sided EZE-Lap… Makes it a quarter of the price if you think about it. It is slightly smaller though.

    I can almost be certain that this is exactly the same product manufactured in the exact same factory as Trend’s CraftPro Stone, which is twice as expensive

    Sam

    #21764
    J_SAMa
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    Maybe someone more experienced than I am should do a test/review of this (it would be the best if Mr. Sellers himself can do one)? A quick search doesn’t turn up an awful lot of reviews for this or the CraftPro.

    #21767
    Philip Adams
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    Looks interesting. Will be interesting to see if they keep cutting well over time.

    The only difficulty with reviewing it, would be that a proper review would need to take into account the longevity of it. That would probably mean 10 years of use here at the workshop to compare it to the ezelap:
    http://paulsellers.com/2013/11/questions-answered-sharpening-diamonds-forever/

    Paul is not the biggest fan of the oval depressions in stones, as swarf isn’t as easily cleaned off during the process of sharpening, but that might not be a problem with your stone.

    I guess the direct comparison with the EZE-LAP might be with the 2″ x 6″ Double-sided Fine Grit (600)/Medium Grit (400) which is £40 which is still over double the price:

    http://www.ezelap.co.uk/tools/Diamond-Double-Sided-Stones.html

    The possible alternative if someone did want to go with EZE-LAP, wanted the extra width and length of the 8×3″, but was strapped for cash, would be to go for the 8×3 inch, Super Fine Grit (1200)/Medium Grit (400) combi stone which is available for £72, and would cover the same grits as having all three stones, just take a little more time when sharpening.

    Definitely interesting though, keep us updated on how you get on with them. (and I hope I haven’t hijacked the thread)
    Phil

    I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses

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