140 Grit Diamond Stone Flattening Plate. This one measures 8" x 2.75". These plates are not dead flat like the DMTs or Atomas which are 2 or 3 times the price but they are perfectly fine for flattening your stones or if you want to champfer the edges or for quick metal removal. If you're concerned about this pay the extra money and buy the DMT XXC or the Atoma 140 grit diamond plate. We offer them both on our site.
5Excellent diamond plate for the price, August 19, 2018
Posted By: Norm - verified customer
There's a slight amount of bow on the surface, but the price difference between the DMT plate makes up for it.
Nicely constructed plate. Diamonds appear well and evenly distributed. Good aggressive surface. Have not yet used it for flattening water stones such as the Shapton Glass bench stones, but it looks to be up to the job.
At it's price point it can't be beat. It'd be nice if it were a touch larger but again, it's $30, so I can't be anything but thrilled. Stone's not grabby like my old DMT and hasn't been losing it's grit like the DMT.
Not flat enough for finish stone flattening, but cost effective for quick metal and/or rust removal, to change a bevel angle or curve and/or flatten a cutting edge. Haven't used the plates long enough to determine how long they will last. They have a place in my sharpening equipment.
I have used this diamond plate for a couple of tip repairs, grinding down the bolster on two Wusthof chef knives and removing and re-profiling the edge of a terribly abused Mac MTH80. It performed all these tasks admirably but be warned, it cuts quickly. I have also used it to dress my Shapton glass stones, which it did very well. Regarding flatness, it certainly seems flat to me. I have neither the equipment or the desire to measure it's flatness but really, how flat does it need to be? Bargain. Just buy it.
So far as I've used it, it works beautifully. Dries up quickly, and doesn't take up much space. The stones are silky smooth, and what more could I ask for?Hopefully it'll last a while, and prove to be an excellent value for money.
This removes metal fast when it is necessary to create a new bevel or when knives are very dull or damaged. It is a good value for a tool of this type and saves a significant amount of time over using even a coarse stone. The initial bevel is the most important stage IMAO (in my arrogant opinion). Everything else is refinement.
This is a decent diamond plate. It is my first one so I have nothing to compare it to. However, it flattens all of my stones well, and is easy to use. It is a little hard to hold so I recommend laying it flat and rubbing the stones on it rather than rubbing it on the stones. I have found that it leaves a smooth finish that is not to coarse. My only complaint is that the back has an odd chip/extra bit of metal. However, this does not hinder the process but would prevent me from laying it completely flat on the counter, but I use a rubber gridded mat anyway. Works well and is great for the money. Certainly recommend for anyone on a tight budget
First used to repair a long neglected soft Arkansas stone. Worked great and the stone is almost good as new. Then used the plate to repair the tip of a hunting knife, which took only moments. Finally, I got around to flattening a new combo water stone. Surprisingly, the stone was almost perfect from the get-go. The plate is a very nice tool that is very reasonably priced.
Posted By: Brian M (GopherBroke) - verified customer
I 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...Flatness: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.
3Good for coarse shaping of a blade, not so much for flattening a stone, February 11, 2015
Posted By: Dan N. - verified customer
I made the terrible newbie mistake of attempting to use a beautiful Blue Steel Japanese chef's knife to separate lamb chops (cut through a bone) and was rewarded with a 1mm deep nick in the blade edge. I used this basic diamond plate to re-shape the knife edge and prepare it for the remaining work, done on a succession of Shapton Pro stones (1000, 2000, 5000, 8000). The knife turned out great and I've been using it ever since. So as a very coarse shaping tool, this plate does the job.
Excellent value. I have two, one for knife repair and one for flattening/ slurry.It's performed fantastically for tip repair. Cuts very quickly, with a decently even scratch pattern. By the same key, it brings up swarf instantly on a moderately hard stone.Each plate did have one tiny flaw, a raised bit at some point along the edge. It's not a dealbreaker (I filed it right off) but it will need to be addressed before flattening finer stones. For the price, I think it's perfectly acceptable.
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Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. Itís nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
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