Diamond files don't cut they polish. Simply, they smooth out striations from the previous coarser grit tool.
I always make a couple of passes with a Black Moonflex before filing to soften any work hardened areas of the edge.
Then use a progression of stones final polsihing with a a surgical stone or true hardstone.
I canned the DMT's years ago. Worthless IMHO!
As far as cleaing and lubricating. I use 50% water/50% denatured alcohol, and use a totthbrush to clean.
Someone in a post recently said they use solution for filing. That's news to me and something I am not interested in doing.
Originally Posted by Xela
Funny thing... I have some DMT and Moonflex. I actually prefer the DMT for day-to-day tuning precisely because it cuts less effectively. I guess I could get a finer Moonflex, but I already own what I own and it works for me.
By the way, I'm comparing DMT black with Moonflex red.