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Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The dry powder I use occasionally is labeled 0-2 micron. The paste I use more often, for its convenience, is labeled 0-1. I have been calling it to, myself, "1". I don't know how standardized the reduction of size range to a single number is now, or was in the past. I have some other material that is labeled with a mesh size, 14000. Obviously there is no such thing as a screen capable of sieving 14000 so who knows what range is in this stuff.

The process of separating particle size ranges and recovery of diamonds after separation will be costly. One might expect that "cheap " sources might suffer broader ranges than claimed.

I suspect the particle range is more critical in polishing surfaces for appearance, gems for example, than our use for removing metal from a bevel.

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