Preparing a trend diamond stone

  • 05 Dec 2018 1:05 AM
    Message # 6946305

    about 6 months ago I picked up a trend diamond stone. I had been using shapton stones for awhile with great success. I was watching your video on tuning up a 5 1/2 and heard you talking about the culprit may be your new trend stone that you used on your 16000 grit before you prepared it. Could someone please explain to me how you prepare it. Rob mentioned something on the video about scraping the stone with something metal, like a chisel. Could I get a little more detail. And I also hope I didn’t already ruin my shaptons. Thanks in advance 

  • 09 Dec 2018 2:14 AM
    Reply # 6951677 on 6946305

    Well this has been a wonderful discussion (insert smiley face)

  • 10 Dec 2018 10:16 PM
    Reply # 6954677 on 6946305

    See the Trend guide for information on preparing the stone at https://www.trend-uk.com/en/US/trend/content/download_file.php?file=aW5zdC1VUy1raXQtZS5wZGY%3D 

    I have pretty good luck with getting responses on the Hand/Power Tool Discussion.  You may wish to try that forum when you post a question, or post them in both.

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    George

  • 11 Dec 2018 1:19 AM
    Reply # 6954811 on 6946305
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    about 6 months ago I picked up a trend diamond stone. I had been using shapton stones for awhile with great success. I was watching your video on tuning up a 5 1/2 and heard you talking about the culprit may be your new trend stone that you used on your 16000 grit before you prepared it. Could someone please explain to me how you prepare it. Rob mentioned something on the video about scraping the stone with something metal, like a chisel. Could I get a little more detail. And I also hope I didn’t already ruin my shaptons. Thanks in advance


    My solution is to rub any metal blade on the 300 grit side of a new stone to break off any diamond pieces that may come off with use on a shapton.  If you rub a blade or chisel on the new stone, within the first 15 seconds you will hear the sound go from loud to soft.  At that point I think you have done the job.  Rinse the stone and go to work.  Trend does not say anything about this, I had a problem and do this made it go away.  

    Rob

  • 12 Dec 2018 9:09 AM
    Reply # 6956555 on 6946305

    Rob, see page four of the Trend guide I put a link to in the above post and you will read similar instructions.  Perhaps this was added recently.  Merry Christmas.

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