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Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
What you are doing is faster than fixed diamond plates and it takes optimum advantage of diamond rapid cutting of any steel. However.....

When we began using loose diamond we experienced carryover of coarse grits to fine. However, at that time we were charging the plates with vastly more diamond than necessary. In any case, fearful of hopelessly contaminating the fine plates we stopped using a succession of loose diamond.

Carryover could only be significant for an overcharged plate, or it may be a fatal flaw in two step loose diamond sharpening.

What is your experience with the two step loose diamond procedure with regard to carryover, or any other comments ?

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