Project Highlight: Ultimate Miter Saw Station

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We called this project the Ultimate Miter Saw Station because it features everything you can ask for in a saw stand. It was originally featured in the June 2010 issue of Woodworker's Journal magazine.

Due to the enormous amount of interest in this project, we have made the Ultimate Miter Saw Stand (including the plans for the entire project and the optional Scrap Bins, as well as the Cutting List) available as a Downloadable Plan in our online store. Click here to purchase and receive the plan immediately!


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DMT FWFC Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine/Coarse

Dmt FWFC Double Sided Diafold Diamond Whetstone Sharpener . Two sided, Coarse diamond to transform a dull edge and Fine diamond for a razor sharp edge. Sharpens knives and tools faster than conventional stones with DMTs monocrystalline diamond surface. No oil is needed, sharpen dry or with water. The product is from United States.
  • Portable, lightweight with convenient fold & go handles which enclose and protect the diamond whetstone when not in use
  • 2 sided with coarse diamond to transform a dull edge and fine diamond for a razor sharp edge
  • Sharpens knives and tools faster than conventional stones with DMT's monocrystalline diamond surface
  • No oil is needed-sharpen dry or with water
  • Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service

List Price: $ 41.85 Price: $ 30.55

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  1. jimnypivo "Jim Hisson"
    109 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    There may be better sharpeners out there, but I’m not looking any further., October 22, 2006
    jimnypivo “Jim Hisson” (west of Chicago, USA) –

    There are many blade sharpener systems on the market; and you can spend a pretty penny auditioning and finding the one that suits your needs. There are carbide sharpeners, Arkansas wet stones, oilstones, butcher’s steels, ceramic rod systems, sharpening sticks, and even motorized sharpeners.

    Believe me, the DMT Diamond Diafold Fine/Coarse Hone Two Sided Knife Sharpener is the most effective and versatile blade sharpener of them all. It is the best I have ever used–in camp, in the kitchen, or in the workshop. I’m completely happy with mine.

    I’ve been sharpening tools for decades, and the most frustrating thing about hand-sharpening is how long it takes to get a good edge. In my sons’ Scout Troop, we have many tools to sharpen -axes, hatchets, kitchen knives, woodcarving gouges, pocket knives— and we have to do it often. The thing the boys love best about my Diafold is at how quickly and easily it can take a dull edge and make it keen. Our scoutmaster didn’t believe me when I said I could sharpen a dull axe head in minutes. After five minutes with the Diafold, wood chopping was a breeze.

    I like its design–the surface is plenty long at 4 inches and about an inch wide, and the Diafold’s cover folds back to form a handle, making it about 8 inches long when in use. You can draw it across the blade like an axe, or draw the blade across it like a knife. It is versatile enough to use on the smallest pen knife or a large splitting maul. Heck, you could probably make quick work on a lawnmower blade if you were so inclined.

    Diamond dust is integrated into its sharpening surface (rather than an encrusted top layer), so there’s diamond all the way through. I’ve had mine for a couple of years now, and although it’s plenty-worn, it hasn’t slowed down. Someone always wants to use it.

    Yeah, it’s pricey at $25 to $35… But you get what you pay for. And if you shop around, you’ll find lower prices. But make sure it’s a DMT Diafold. You won’t be sorry, and you’ll stop looking for the ideal blade sharpener.


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  2. a cooking enthusiast
    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a handy sharpener!, May 18, 2006
    a cooking enthusiast (Massachusetts) –

    This product is great…easy to store, easy to use, very portable…the cover is built in. Due to the high quality diamond surface it sharpens much faster than a regular sharpener, it doesn’t require any additional oils(just water if you want to), just rinse off the polka dot pattern of what’s left from sharpening and you’re done. It’s handy to have around the house to do a ‘quick few strokes’ to sharpen whatever tool you happen to be using. The sharpener has 2 grits built in. I like that it’s made in the US.


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  3. Andre
    32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect portable sharpener… but get the Angle Mate accessory as well!!!, November 6, 2010

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    This review is from: DMT FWFC Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I really have little to add to all the five-star reviews. This is the best diamond sharpener I’ve ever used. I use it routinely to sharpen everything, including my Swiss Army knife, kitchen knives, axes… Practical, pocket-sized, long-lasting, and an ideal combination Fine/Coarse grits. I don’t really think most people will need the model with the Extra-Fine grit; just use the Fine grit with very light pressure and you’ll get a polished, razor-sharp blade – unless you’re a chef and require perfect finishing on your knives.

    The only additional recommendation I would make is, if you are not very experienced at constantly keeping the correct angle when sharpening a knife, get also the DMT AM Angle Mate Accessory. This is a magnetic angle guide that grips the diamond surface and provides the sharpening angle recommended by DMT and appropriate for most knives, at 20 degrees. For me this is an essential accessory, as the sharpening process is MUCH faster and more precise when you maintain the proper angle, and I find that almost impossible without the guide.

    Thanks for reading – hope this helps!


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