Extra Coarse diamond (60 micron / 220 mesh) for fast removal of material and edge repair.
This D8X extra coarse plate is very heavy and very flat and is perfect for cuting a new edge or tip on a damaged knife quite quickly. This is roughly equivalent to a 220 grit waterstone, so definitely in extra-coarse territory. And since these cut so fast, I would recommend you don't apply too much pressure, just let the diamonds do the work! You'll get better, more controlled results this way, and the stone will last much longer. Just do the minimum required to start the process, then move on to the next grits for finishing and polishing, etc.
Note that DMT does NOT recommend this stone for lapping/flattening waterstone. Get one of the big DiaFlat lapping plates (extra-coarse or coarse) for that job, they will hold up MUCH better!
Diamond sharpening "stones" like this are an affordable, easy and fast way to sharpen your knives. And of course they never need flattening, so no need to invest in a lapping plate!
Measures 8" x 3".
Guaranteed not to hollow or groove, DMT®’s precisely engineered Dia-Sharp® Bench Stone with continuous diamond surface assures consistent, even sharpening every time.
NOTE: The surface of these stones may appear scratched and there may be small indents/pits in the surface, but it's just a by-product of their manufacturing and does not affect performance.