Finally decided to pick one up . Had to see what all the hype was about .
Out of the box I felt the synthetic diamonds or diamels as I call them . Wasn't as coarse as I thought it would be . This thing is called coarse but is more of a medium IMO .
Did about 20 light passes under water to true up my soft Arkansas stone . Only used the weight of the heavy DMT block . Afterwards cleaned the abrasive surface with dish soap then Comet clenser per the DMT instructions . Felt the abrasive surface . Noticed it went from a so called coarse to a fine in one minute .
How the heck does an Arkansas "soft" wear out a DMT diamel stone so fast ? I thought the DMT might be clogged or something . Took pure acetone , liquid freon which obviously you can't buy anymore , MKT , kerosene and finally wd-40 . Should've been perfectly clean . Used the liquid freon as the final cleaner as it leaves zero residue . I was like WTF .
Then I rethought what I stated at first . DMT uses synthetic diamonds . Which are not true diamonds at all and not even close to being as hard .
I must give it up though for this one point . The D8C was very flat . They get an A+ for that . But ultimately let down as the abrasive surface just doesn't last . Sure you can send it back in . But what kind of product openly states sending them in like they do on their web site ? Must have a lot of returns .
I looked on the DMT web site for any stated warranty . All I read was a lot of vague adjectives . Nothing like lifetime or one year anything . I see why now ........
Back to the tried and true Arkansas line .