The Nano-Hone NL-8 lapping plate comes from their ButtonTech range and utilizes a solid metal button design as the diamond holder. The industrial diamonds measure 50μm and are dispersed evenly throughout the metal button matrix. This design makes for an extraordinarily efficient and effective flattening plate. The buttons feature a cross pattern in each face for more edge area, which translates into better cutting. These structures are virtually indestructible and have been set in stainless steel weights to ensure even greater structural integrity.
The button plate is an amazing surface leveling tool. Its weight is integral to its smooth lapping action. In fact, there is no need for any extra pressure to be applied due to the weight of the plate. The plate is built as tough as it gets and it can be recalibrated many times over the life of the product.
The NL-8 is recommended for use with sharpening stones in the range of 400 grit to 30,000 grit. And unlike its RidgeTech siblings, it can be used with sintered ceramics or diamond resin stones.
This is a heavyweight lapping plate in every regard and one we fully recommend for anyone serious about sharpening and stone maintenance.
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