Posted By: Patrick
- verified customer
1 people found this review helpfulI have mixed feeling about this diamond plate. I bought it mostly out of curiosity but wouldn't buy it again after owning it for a while.
I've sharpened about a dozen knives on it, but with each, the plate is smoothing and producing a nicer edge. Straight off the 1000 side, I was able to S-cut through newspaper and the no-hold tomato slicing trick was no problem. A little stropping really brought out the edge.
Umm…ok…so here is the bad part. The stone isn't exactly flat. I mean it's not just a little uneven where you need a straight edge and feeler gauges to notice—It's obvious to the naked eye and is also easily felt as one corner is squished upwards and the diamonds aren't wearing in a two-inch section. It's shape actually looks like a dirt-bike jump.
So I keep that corner away from me and the rest of the stone is pretty usable.
It flattened a 1k stone OK, but was a real pain compared to the Atoma 140—night and day difference. The 6k was near impossible to flatten, I just gave up and did it with the correct tool. No big deal, I watched the product video and didn't expect to use it to flatten, but I was curious, so I tried, and now I know.
I guess its quality is commensurate to its price, but I would definitely pay the extra money and buy something that is flat, my five DMT plates and one Atoma are on a completely different and higher level of quality. Too bad they couldn't get this correct, because this would be a really good plate if it were just a little flatter…
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