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    Diamond plate for flattening stones.

    I've been looking at getting a diamond plate for beveling the edges of and flattening stones and I have a couple of questions.

    Is this the recommended method? or is it better to get a flattening stone?
    Are there specialised flattening plates?
    If using a plate designed for sharpening knives is there a grit size that is good to use on all stone?

    I'm starting to feel like I may be over-thinking this.

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    I use an Atoma 140 for flattening. Works great
    Huw
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    is 140 the grit #, is that the way it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriffinChef View Post
    is 140 the grit #, is that the way it works?
    you can read more information about Atoma 140 Here & Here
    my Atoma 140 flattening power is way better than many flattening stone & yes, 140 is grit#
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    I can't really afford something like an atoma, atleast for flattening stones. I found a $20 stone flattener at the best of things website and it works just fine.

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    Best is Atoma in every way but cost, followed by DMT XXC, followed by stone flattener followed by sandpaper mounted on a relatively flat wooden block, a drywall screen or a nice sidewalk. I've used all of them and unless you are sharpening razors, it's not gonna matter much.

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    Dmt also has pretty reasonable 2 sided plates, xxcourse and course, second side maybe for finer stones. They're not Atomas but if your only using them for flattening stones, they'll last a loooong time.

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    i use a DMT extra coarse for thinning knives...and a cheap stone flattener for flatting stones...if an atoma 140 can do both of these tasks better then its worth it to purchase the atoma...

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    I bought the diamond plate from CKTG and am happy with both it's performance and price.
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    jon broida sells one for like $70, i've had one for several months and would recommend without hesitation. plus he's a good dude.

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