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aaronsgibson
08-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Hey guys. Well I was finally able to get a D8xx and I was wondering about how long this would last? I know that the amount of usage depends on longevity. I normally sharpen twice a month (maybe once or so more depending on if someone from work asks me to put an edge on one of there) From what I gather it should last a good bit of time. Thanks again all.

rulesnut
08-03-2011, 07:41 PM
Using it to flatten stones when sharpening twice a month, I would estimate about 618 years.:wink:

aaronsgibson
08-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Haha. Nice. Although during those two or so times a month I might be sharpening up to 5 knives at a shot so taking that into consideration maybe about 309? :)
Using it to flatten stones when sharpening twice a month, I would estimate about 618 years.:wink:

ThEoRy
08-03-2011, 10:24 PM
Have you considered the Atoma?

Vertigo
08-03-2011, 10:40 PM
I've had mine a year now and it's starting to slow down a bit, still does it's job just fine though.

Chef Niloc
08-03-2011, 11:14 PM
They last me about a year. I sharpen knives 1-2 times a week. Note, Some of the stones I flatten are very hard and abrasive, it a J-nat kind of thing (:

Marko Tsourkan
08-03-2011, 11:45 PM
I was in the market for XXC and went for Atoma instead. Have heardl good things about it.

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MadMel
08-04-2011, 05:11 AM
So can any 1 who has used both the Atoma and the DMT XXC comment on the pros/cons/longevity of each?

Eamon Burke
08-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Dave can.

Dave Martell
08-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Atoma vs DMT

Longevity - Close

Sticktion - Atoma

Speed for flattening - Atoma

Speed for sharpening - Unknown (never sharpened on Atoma)

Scratches - Atoma makes much smaller gouges

Cost - DMT

Replacement Cost - Flip a coin (Atoma does offer replacement pads)

Weight - Atoma is lighter

Seb
08-05-2011, 02:29 AM
It's worth mentioning that, all else being equal, it is cheaper for those outside the US to buy the Atoma 140 from one of the Japan-based retailers like TFJ, BWJ or MMjp.

MadMel
08-05-2011, 06:51 AM
It's worth mentioning that, all else being equal, it is cheaper for those outside the US to buy the Atoma 140 from one of the Japan-based retailers like TFJ, BWJ or MMjp.

There's a man after my own heart!!!

Seb
08-05-2011, 07:44 AM
I should mention though that I use my Atoma much less often since I started using these (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Diaface-Moonflex-Diamond-Stone-70-mm-White-600-Grit-/230587191062?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b0114f16) little Diaface files more and more - I just use them to smooth down any high spots on the sides and edges - it's faster and less wear on the stone, I think.

https://static.zoovy.com/img/racewax/W263-H263-Bffffff/P/2010moonwhite70.jpg

I originally got them for cleaning stones and erasing the scratches from the #140 but found that they do a fair job of flattening too. And they last ages. They don't rust and the diamonds don't fall off either. I also have the #400 and the #1500 but I don't use them much, if at all. I would only buy the white #600 again.