Diamond stones 3 for £14.50

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  • #20200
    fenfolly
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    Can I recommend these currently on Ebay
    Item No 281187910460 £14.50 +p&P
    3PC PROFESSIONAL DIAMOND WHETSTONE SHARPENING STONES FINE-EXTRA FINE-COARSE

    I have no link with the guys selling them, other that I bought a set last week.
    Okay the not like the £70.00 + diamond stones, but they are better that the yellow red and blue ones for a couple of pounds. In fact they are miles better and are solid metal. I guess weighing in at about a pound each, nice and sharp, and seem to last.
    I have sharpened this week 8 chisels and around 10 plane blades okay they were reasonably shape to start with but the sharpening stones seem not to be any less sharp. But only time will tell I am really please with them at the moment. I think they are worth a look.

    Wheelchair woodworker from Lincolnshire UK

    #20201
    Mark Armstrong
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    Neil they look well worth the money. Even if you only got a year out of them they would be worth it. Flatness may be a bit of an issue.
    Nice find 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20209
    Philip Adams
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    I would say that, the ezelap stones that can be had for (admittedly a LOT more) £200 for a set of three, are guaranteed to stay flat and will most likely last a person for a lifetime, even if they are a full time woodworker (this is from our experience of using them at the workshop to sharpen a class full of tools).

    However, I will definitely be interested to see how these last as a much cheaper alternative. Thanks for pointing them out.
    Phil

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    #20214
    Jay
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    Has anyone seen these plates from another source in an 8×3 size?

    #28594
    Chris Bunney
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    Hi fenfolly,

    How did you get on with these diamond stones?
    I see that there is a seller on eBay still selling them.
    Have they lasted ok? How are they for flatness?

    I would like to get some diamond stones, but can’t really afford the £200 ezelap stones at the moment!

    Cheers,
    Chris

    Chris - Exeter, UK

    #28700
    fenfolly
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    Hi Chris
    yes there are one or two people selling these on Ebay. A couple of weeks ago I found someone on Ebay selling them as a Buy It Now for £2.00 each, bargain or what and it was free P&P Wow!

    To answer your question. I like them. I can’t say how they stack up against ezelap because these are the first Diamond plates I have used. I use them most days and I have not noticed any change in their ability to quickly cut steel. I have checked them with a straight edge and they are not with out some distortion, but I can live with that, however I had no trouble in flattening the backs of a new to me second hand set of chisels one of which must have been use for opening every tin of paint ever made and for chiselling the odd brick along the way.

    To conclude. cheap, they work for me, are still going strong.

    Also I have always finished my sharpening with green polishing wax on a pine block of wood followed by stropping on a strip of leather carpet tacked to the same block.

    Wheelchair woodworker from Lincolnshire UK

    #28755
    Chris Bunney
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    Thanks Fenfolly,

    Glad they are working well for you – I might check them out.
    I’ve just ordered some green chromium oxide buffing compound and am hoping to get my chisels and plane irons honed as well as Paul’s!

    Cheers,
    Chris

    Chris - Exeter, UK

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