Made in the USA means a lot! It sharpens quickly, whether you need to remove a lot or just a "tune up" on the blade edges. Because it's manufactured flat, it is excellent for planer blades and chisels. The ability to sharpen dry or with only water creates less of a mess than other types of sharpening stones. The no-hassle guarantee is a definite plus, though I would be surprised if you ever needed it.
I was used to using ceramic and steel sharpening kits. I'm impressed with the ease of use with the diamond sharpening system. I used it both wet and dry and it performed great both ways. With just about a dozen strokes I was able to sharpen knives that normally take 5 to 10 minutes apiece. It's also so easy to clean after use. Just rinse it under running water and wipe dry. Great Job!
I had several tools that needed sharpening and was able to quickly sharpen the tools to like new condition. This is an essential tool, for my toolbox. I wish I had purchased one years ago as I have been able to restore a lot of tools to new condition.
It is very simple to use and does a great job of sharpening knives and chisels. I used it on Lathe turning skew and it was easy to do that and it produced a very sharp edge.
This diamond wetstone is very handy for quick touch-ups to keep your tools sharp,including carbide tools.It also will put a new profile on tools with a litle time and very little effort.
Over the course of many years I have obtained and used a variety of knife sharpeners. The DMT 6" diamond whetstone sharpener is far superior to any other I have used. There is no substitute for sharp knives and there is no substitute for a great sharpener. Just a few quick strokes maintains a great edge. What more can you ask?
When I first received it I got out my pocket knife to sharpen, only a few swipes and it was back to its original sharpness. I also sharpened every knife in the house, and my wife couldn't believe it, and my chisels never been sharper.
I used it on everything from my knife collection to my bench chisels, turning tools and planes. It was easy to use and gave a superior edge without the mess that my oilstones make.