Posted By: Brian M (GopherBroke)
9 people found this review helpfulI ordered this on New Years Eve day, and it's already here (Jan 4)!
I ordered from somewhere else on the same day... and they have not even processed my order yet!
So kudos to Mark and the crew, again!
On to the topic!
I was surprised when the plate arrived that the entire plate (all 6 sides) are nickle/chrome plated, so no need to worry about rust :)
The finish on the plate looks great; no bare spots etc.
I'm the curious type and have to know everything! I've been that way since birth and every hobby/interest becomes an obsession. Each obsession lasts until a new topic comes along that interests me and then I veer off...
I measured the flatness of the plate with an Interapid dial indicator that is accurate to 0.0001"
What I found was that across the width of the plate (top, center, bottom) the plate has a twist that varied .0003"
Lengthwise the plate was within .0005".
The work surface being measured on was certified to be within 0.00005" over the entire 18X18 surface.
This is flat enough for me!
I've never used an Atoma, so I can't speak first hand... but I'm happy with my $30 diamond plate, and the $50 savings.
Only giving it 4 stars for now because I can't comment at all on longevity or life of the diamond.
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