The 1×6 Jende Diamond Resin Stone Set comes with 5 grits: 15 Micron, 9 Micron, 6 Micron, 3 Micron and 1 Micron. These are equivalent to 1K, 2K, 3K, 6K, and 15K grits, respectively. Diamond resin stones work on all steel types and even ceramic knives and are designed to cleanup and continue to bring the edge to a mirror finish after coarser Jende diamond plates and/or the Atoma diamond plates.
–15 Micron (~1000 grit) is an excellent cleanup stone to remove deeper scratches left by coarser plates and stones. It can also be used for routine maintenance and sharpening. This stone leaves a very good working sharp edge.
— 9 Micron (~2,000 grit) further refines the edges from the 15 micron diamond resin stone, and can be used for light repair and general maintenance sharpening. It leaves an even better quality work sharp edge. The 9 micron diamond resin stone also begins to polish, and sets things up for further refinement sharpening and polishing.
— 6 Micron (~3,000 grit) really begins to refine and polish the edge leaving a high level of sharpness and with some very good shine. The 6 micron diamond resin stone is best for maintenance sharpening and preparation for full out mirrors and further refinement.
— 3 Micron (~6,000 grit) is a keystone slicing edges and mirror polishing. It is an excellent touching up stone, and really sets the edge up for the 1 micron or further refinement with stones, strops or Jende diamond films.
— 1 Micron (~15,000 grit) takes the mirror and edge of the 3 micron to the next level with just enough room to go a little further with 20K stones, strops and emulsions up to 0.025 micron, or Jende diamond 0.5 micron films.
The Jende diamond matrix resin stones are splash and go and meant to be used with water. Let them air dry between use. Size is 1″ x 6″ x 6mm in size, and com mounted to a standard 1×6 blank that fits the Jende JIGS for Knives, Edge Pro, Hapstone, and TSProf sharpening systems.
Hacks and Tips:
— Use a moderate amount of water when sharpening with this stone to avoid the black swarf buildup. A cleaner surface will cut faster than one with a lot of swarf.
— Lap this stone ONLY with a Jende 2-Sided Glass Lapping Plate and Silicon Carbide powders. Lapping diamonds to diamond only wears the diamonds down, and doesn’t revitalize the resin stones.