I bought a new DMT diamond stone (Extra Coarse)…out of the box it has a 1″ hairline scratch on one end. Disclaimer: this is my first sharpening stone.
Will this affect my blades? I will be using the stone with a Veritas MKII honing jig. If I orientate the stone one way, the blade won’t see the scratch. However if I use the stone that way, I would imagine it will wear unevenly.
Just looking for some input…should I keep the stone or return it?
I have several DMT stones and feel you will be very satisfied with your stone. You might contact DMT and get their opinion. Perhaps sending a photo would be helpful. Hope you get this resolved so you can enjoy it’s use.