Diamond sharpening stones are, if one takes into account their strengths and weaknesses, a real alternative to wet grinding wheels and sharpening stones. Conventional sharpening stones sooner or later become hollowed with use, while diamond stones remain flat. One cannot flatten the back of a chisel or plane iron on a grinding wheel, but a diamond stone is ideal for the job. They are also ideal for removing lots of material, to grind out a notched edge, for instance. But for honing an edge, sharpening stones are much better, as the diamond stones can not be made with a fine enough grit for a really good edge.
Never use diamond stones dry. This is bad for the surface of the diamond stone, and will not sharpen well, either. Wet the sharpening surface before every use! You should also be careful not to put too much pressure on the surface when sharpening, and absolutely not near the edges of the plate, as this can deform the plate and scrape off the diamond coating. More...
EZE-LAP Diamond products has been a pioneer of diamond sharpeners since the early 1970ís. The patented diamond process and modern technology allows EZE-LAP to produce fine quality diamond products for the low price.
The patented process of heat treatment bonds the highest quality industrial grade diamond particles in a stainless alloy to a precision matched metal substrate.
The resulting surface integrity from the EZE-LAP process measures about 72 on the Rockwell C hardness scale. By utilizing this technology, EZE-LAP has created a surface that works on carbide, ceramic, tool steel, hardened materials and newer stainless steels that are utilized by most major knife manufacturers today.
EZE-LAP manufactures a wide variety of diamond products. This allows the customer to pick and choose the model(s) they believe will best serve their needs. The vast array of diamond sharpeners in the product line include small pocket size flat stones and compact, portable, round diamond sharpeners that are ideally suited for the fisherman, sportsman, or the outdoors person, to the larger diamond bench stones ideal for the workshop.
EZE-LAP manufactures products using five different diamond grits. This wide selection in diamond sizes allows you to match the right diamond surface to your specific sharpening application.
60% of all sharpening can be performed by the fine (600) grit diamond. This fine grit diamond has the abrasive ability to effectively sharpen a dull knife in a short time. The fine grit is offered on all EZELAP diamond products. Round sharpeners are available in the fine grit only. Flat sharpeners have the designation "F" to indicate the fine grit after the numbers.
When your job requires a surface that will sharpen quickly, EZE-LAP offers a medium (400) grit diamond. Medium grit available on all flat tools and designated by "M" after the model number.
For those who wish to get the job done fast EZE-LAP offers a coarse (250) grit diamond. This diamond surface lends itself well for sharpening axes, shovels, garden tools, industrial shop tools and de-burring application. Coarse grit is also offered on all flat tools. Designated "C" after the model number to indicate coarse grit.
For very fast metal removal try the extra coarse (150) grit diamond. Extra coarse grit is available on all flat tools. Designated by "XC" after the model number.
To achieve the ultimate what is possible with diamonds try the Super Fine (1200) grit diamond surface. Ideally suited for woodworking and industrial application. Available on selected flat products, check designation "SF" after the number for ordering.
Made in the U.S.A. The material used for EZE-LAP products are a blend of both polycrystaline and monocrystaline diamonds - but primarily the latter.