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Keep your instruments sharp with new Hu-Friedy Diamond Sharpening Cards

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Hu-Friedy Diamond Sharpening Cards feature a uniform coating of industrial diamonds bonded to high quality stainless steel to provide an extremely hard, flat surface for instrument sharpening. No oil lubrication is needed for sharpening procedures.


Available in three grit levels to satisfy sharpening needs from regular maintenance to reconditioning, the durable surface of the Cards resists grooving and ditching; remains flat after repeated use and will not break or shatter if dropped. Hu-Friedy Diamond Sharpening Cards are easily cleaned via an ultrasonic bath or steam sterilization and the thin credit-card size shape allows the sharpening cards to readily fit into sterilisation pouches or cassettes.

Hu-Friedy Diamond Sharpening Cards are available in three textures - Extra Fine Grit; Fine Grit and Medium Grit - separately or in a set containing all three.


What is a Sharpening Card?

Hu-Friedy’s Diamond Sharpening Cards are a new choice in dental instrument sharpening. A high quality stainless steel card is coated on one side with very small industrial grade diamonds to create a very hard, flat yet abrasive sharpening surface.


Are Diamond Sharpening Cards available in different grits?

Diamond Sharpening Cards are available in three grits: Extra fine, Fine and Medium. Cards with more abrasive grits are embedded with slightly larger diamonds and will sharpen faster than those with less abrasive grits.


What grit size should I use?

The Medium grit card is ideal for instruments needing reconditioning to help quickly restore a sharp edge. The Fine grit card can be used for regular maintenance sharpening on instruments that are slightly dull. The Extra Fine grit card will enhance and refine an already sharp surface.


What kind of lubrication is needed to sharpen with Sharpening Cards?

Hu-Friedy’s Diamond Sharpening Cards can readily be used dry or, if preferred, with water. No oil is needed for lubrication.


How are Diamond Sharpening Cards cleaned?

Diamond Sharpening Cards can be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner after sharpening. Alternatively, the card can also be cleaned by rinsing under water and scrubbing with a soft brush to remove any remaining metal filings.


Can the Diamond Sharpening Card be Sterilised?

Diamond Sharpening Cards can be steam sterilised. The steriliser equipment manufacturer’s compatibility with specific materials must be observed. Some minor discolouration or mottling may eventually occur, but this will not affect the performance of the card.


Can Diamond Sharpening Cards be put in a sterilisation pouch or cassette with my instruments?

The Diamond Sharpening Card can be included in procedural set-ups including bagettes and cassettes.


How do I use a Diamond Sharpening Card?

The same sharpening techniques and angles that are used with traditional sharpening stones can be used with the Diamond Sharpening Cards. Please see Hu-Friedy’s “It’s About Time” sharpening manual/DVD available through your dealer or view the “It’s About Time” sharpening instructional modules on YouTube.com.

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