Razor Shark
Diamond Whetstone Kit
(DWS/KIT/A)

Whetstone Kit

Razor Shark - Diamond Whetstone Kit (DWS/KIT/A) contains:
1 x 7" Bench Stone
1 x 3" Credit Card Stone
1 x Lapping Fluid - 100ml
1 x Bench Stone Holder
1 x Cleaning Block
1 x Fabric Wallet

Bench Stone on Holder with Chisel
Sharpening a Chisel on the Bench Stone in Heavy Duty Bench Stone Holder.
Kitchen Knife being Sharpened on a the 7-inch Bench Stone
A Kitchen Knife being Sharpened on a the 7-inch Bench Stone
Credit Card Stone with Skinning Knife
A Skinning Knife being Sharpened on the Credit Card Stone.
Credit Card Stone being sparyed with Lapping Fluid
The Credit Card Stone being sparyed with Lapping Fluid
Cleaning Block The Razor Shark - Cleaning Block

A diamond whetstone kit comprising of:-

  1. A precision hand made double sided credit card size diamond stone.
    • Fine 600 grit (25 micron) and coarse 340 grit (45 micron)
    • Ideal for fluted, shaped and small router bits Ð Carbide or HSS Turning tools, chisels, plane blades, carving tools & all general tooling.
  2. A precision hand made double sided diamond bench stone 7 inch x 2 1/2 inch.
    • Finished to a tolerance of +/- 0.0005 inch flatness. Precision flatness gives the ability to also sharpen spindle knives in house.
    • Fine 1000 grit (11 micron) and coarse 340 grit (40 micron). Ideal for flattening chisels and plane blades as well as achieving a shaving edge in seconds.
    • The fine grit is suitable for a finish suitable for carving tools.
    • Complete with fabric tool holder, cleaning block and Heavy Duty Bench Holder.
  3. Lapping Fluid, suitable for use with all quality diamond abrasive products.
    • Use instead of water to reduce the threat of rusting by 95%.
    • Reduces possibility of clogging and improves diamond performance.

Diamond Whetstone Kit (DWS/KIT/A) Includes:

1 x 7" x 2-1/2" Double-Sided Bench Stone (DWS/B7/FC)
1 x 3" Double-Sided Credit Card Stone (DWS/CC/FC)
1 x Diamond Abrasive Lapping Fluid - 100ml (DWS/LF/100)
1 x Heavy Duty Bench Holder (DWS/BH/B7)
1 x Cleaning Block (DWS/CB/A)
1 x Fabric Tool Holder Wallet

Specifications:

Grade: Fine & Course
Grit (B7): 1000 & 340 (nom. 15 & 45 micron)
Grit (CC): 600 & 340 (nom. 25 & 45 micron)
Size (lapping fluid): 100ml

Razor Shark Diamond Whetstone - The Diamond Edge


An overview of using Razor Shark Diamond Sharpening products explaining the benefits and difference between alternative brands. The Razor Shark range of Diamond Whetstones are designed to sharpen and hone tools, for optimum cutting performance. These whetstones are the product of over 30 years experience supplying diamond abrasives to Rolls Royce, British Aerospace and other leading manufacturers. See our full range of high quality Razor Shark - Diamond Whetstone sharpening equipment.

Razor Shark Diamond Grits Sizes

The Fine (F) Red - 15 Microns - 1000 Grit/Mesh - is ideal for putting a razor sharp edge on a blade that is regularly maintained (i.e. for restoring any knife or tool that has just started to become slightly dull). This restoration, more often than not, is accomplished within just one or two strokes across the whetstone.

The Course (C) Blue - 45 Microns - 340 Grit/Mesh - is general used for rapidly honing and restoring dull edges on neglected tools, blade and general cutting tools such as joinery and High Speed Steel tooling, bringing them back to a sharp cutting edge again, also for re-shaping and rapid metal removal, fast action cutting, without worry of edge refinement.

Types of Diamond

Razor Shark Diamond Whetstones are renowned for their remarkable sharpening speed. This sharpening speed is a function of the quality of the micronized super abrasive, Monocrystaline Diamond that they use in all of their products.

Monocrystaline vs. Polycrystalline

The drawing shown below (Fig.1), demonstrates the view of Monocrystaline Diamond Crystals vs. Polycrystalline Diamond Crystals. It becomes obvious that the Polycrystalline diamonds will begin to fracture at the weakest points, which are shown where the surface is segmented.

Fig. 2. Monocrystaline vs. Polycrystalline

Polycrystalline Diamonds
(Weak diamonds that easily fragment)

Polycrystalline diamond are made in such a way that the process causes the diamonds to have microscopic flaws and fracture lines that are very weak and will fragmented when used. Polycrystalline diamond sharpening compounds rapidly break and wear away.

Many competitors use Polycrystalline diamonds; these diamonds will easily breaks apart, sometimes within minutes of use, fragmenting into a paste that is instantly washed away by any lubricant that is used. Some competitor’s even claim that their stones are constructed from multiple layers of diamonds, however, this only indicates the poor quality diamonds that being used. After all using high quality Monocrystaline diamonds on surface that is designed to wear away revealing new diamonds underneath would be a waste of these quality diamonds, since they will only be washed away ... better to use the much cheaper poorer quality Polycrystalline diamonds and save money.

Monocrystaline Diamond
(A Superior, Strong & Single Crystalline Diamond)

Monocrystaline diamonds (Element 6 Diamonds), on the other hand, are diamonds that are formed with a single crystalline structure. This pure unflawed diamond structure will not shatter and break down with use. Monocrystaline diamonds are very strong which will result in an exceptionally long life span. Monocrystaline diamond have the following properties:

  • Fast - Hardest material, the most efficient sharpening abrasive.
  • Easy - Light pressure produces an edge in seconds.
  • Clean - Use with Razor Shark lapping fluid to prevent rusting or clogging. Oils are too thick.
  • Versatile - Sharpens all hard materials including Tungsten Carbide & high speed steel.
  • Durable - Stays flat & has a long life.

A word of Caution! Low quality Polycrystalline diamonds are used in cheaper versions of diamond stones. These Polycrystalline diamonds are inherently flawed, causing them to quickly fragment and shatter upon use, this fragmentation effectively, changes the nature of the diamond stones grit size value, reducing the overall grinding speed and efficiency. What is worse than this is that with little continued use these cheap Polycrystalline diamonds continue to shatter until they have simply disintegrated away to nothing. In the world of diamond sharpening, you really do only get what you pay for. Polycrystalline diamonds are simply not fit for the job ... so, when only the very best will do, opt for Razor Shark Monocrystaline Sharpening Equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: The Tools shown in the above photos are not included in this sale.

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