DMT Aligner vs. Lansky and Gatco

Jan 18, 1999
I'm going to buy the DMT Diamond aligner system (Super hone kit). It seems to be very similar to Lasky and Gatco systems. Has anybody used the DMT aligner? How good is it? Is it as good or better than Lansky and Gatco?
Also DMT doesn't mark the angles like Lansky and Gatco (I know that the real angle depends on the width of the blade...) can anybody compare the angles of DMT to those of Lasky or Gatco?

Terve, Harri!

I bought the DMT system for maybe two years ago. Have used it only one week. During a larger edge reprofiling job, the coarsest hone simply wore out. Went back to my Lansky system (with an additional diamond hone), which I purchased maybe four years ago.

No experiences with Gatco. Also, haven't compared the angles of DMT and Lansky. Perhaps I don't quite see the meaning of this particular information?

Hope this helps, welcome to the forums, and do keep warm!

Markku (planning to order an Edge Pro Apex)


Hmmm... I was just going to order the system with fine and extra-fine hones. Hopefully I don't have to do any large reprofiling!
About the angles, well I don't really care what the angles are, just how fine choice do I have with the system. You know 15, 20, 25, 30, ... or 17, 19, 21, 23, ... I'm not sure how big of a difference that will be after I've used the system for some time, but at least in the beginning it makes a difference when trying to match the angles.

Thanks, I'm trying to keep worm. Though it's not yet a problem here in Helsinki...

Harri (would probably buy Edge Pro, but it's way too expensive for me...)
For less extensive sharpening jobs, many have good experiences with the Spyderco Tri Angle Sharpmaker - even the Finnish Erä magazine a year or two ago! Don't know if the new model with two sharpening angles is already in stores.

But let's try again, if somebody has experiences with the DMT Aligner (and/or comparisons to the Lansky and Gatco)?