Written Sharpening and Use & Care Instructions

Knives

Download or print the following sharpening instructions:

 Download or print the following use & care instructions:

   

  • DIAMOND GRITS
    • By working through the DMT® system of progressively finer grits, you will quickly achieve a razor sharp edge on quality knives and tools. The DMT® diamond products are color-coded for identification. In the product section, colored dots to the right of the product description will denote the specific grits in which the specific model is available.
  • KNIFE RECOMMENDATIONS: Back To Top

Diamond Whetstone

large diamond Sharpener

diamond whenstone

 
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Establish same angle as knife bevel with whetstone. 20° for most knives.
    sharpening angle diagram
  • Stroke away from the body, alternating on each side of the knife with equal number of strokes on each side.
    sharpening stroke diagram
  • TIP: Lighter strokes will produce a finer edge. Never test edge on body. Use water only for lubrication.

SCISSOR RECOMMENDATIONS: Back to Top 

 

Suggested DMT® Sharpeners

diamond mini sharpen with key ring

single sided or double sided diafold sharp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Align sharpener flush with the bright bevel.
    scissor sharp illistration
  • Stroke smoothly towards the outside of the scissors. Repeat on the other half.
    another scissor sharpening diagram
  • TIP: Small burr on each sliding surface can be wiped off with a single, light stroke on the flat back of the scissor.

SERRATED KNIFE RECOMMENDATIONS: Back To Top 

 

Suggested DMT® Sharpener

diafold serrated knife diamond sharpener

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Match diameter of cone to the size of the serration or gut hook.
  • Use a few short, light, back and forth strokes on each serration... similar to light toothbrush short stroke.

3 illistrations of serrated knife sharpening

TIP:
Wipe small burr off opposite side of edge with one smooth, light flat stroke.

ROUTER BIT RECOMMENDATIONS (CARBIDE & TOOL STEEL): Back To Top

diamond whetstone bench sharpener photo

duosharp interrupted bench stone diamond sharpener

duosharp interrupted bench stone diamond sharpener

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Always sharpen the flat side, never the profile. Use water only.
    carbide and tool steel sharp illistration
  • Using fine grit (25 micron), glide the bit with light pressure along the stone. To maintain balance repeat the same number of strokes on other wing. Usually only 5-10 strokes.
    another tool steel sharpening illistration
  • TIP:
    Sharpen bits on a DMT® sharpener to save time, money and extend tool life.
  • Chisel/Plane Iron Recommendations: Back To Top

Suggested DMT® Sharpeners

diamond whetstone bench stone

duosharp benchstone for chisel or plane sharpening

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • On new or damaged chisels, flatten the back first, using Extra Coarse to finer grits. This step is not required for routine sharpening. 
    chisel sharpening illistration
  • Cradle tools in your fingers or use a jig to keep bevel flat on stone. Use water only for lubrication.
    2nd chisel sharpening illistration
  • TIP:
    Finish with one light, flat stroke on back of chisel using fine or extra-fine grit.

Pruner RecommendationsBack To Top

diamond flat file sharpener

diamond flat file sharpener

diamond mini sharpen with key ring

diasharp mini honers

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place sharpener with the upright single bevel level.
    pruner sharpener illistration
  2. Stroke gently to sharpen along the curve of the blade, towards the outside of the tool.
    pruner sharpen instruction

TIP:
Clean, easy test cuts on a branch or plant confirm sharpness.

CIRCULAR SAW, CARBIDE AND TOOL STEEL RECOMMENDATIONS: Back To Top

Suggested DMT® Sharpener

single sided diafold sharpener

flat file diamond sharpener

double sided diafold diamond sharpen

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Remove blade from saw.
  2. Keep diamond surface flat to the inner face of saw tooth.
    saw blade sharpening illistration
  3. Use the same number of light, smooth, back and forth strokes on each tooth.
    saw blade sharpening diagram

TIP: Mark the first tooth sharpened with chalk to avoid dressing twice.

Broadhead Recommendations (no longer available): Back To Top

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Wear protective gloves
  2. Push broadhead AWAY from yourself
  3. Do not sharpen chipped or broken blades

Blades should be sharpened while still attached to arrow shaft. Using light pressure and steady strokes, push the arrow shaft away from you taking care that the broadhead blades contact the stones evenly.

Use water for lubricant.

    • broadhead sharpening illistration
    • broadhead sharpening illistration
    • broadhead sharpening illistration