I have been asked by a few of you if I would run a deal on 10x4 DMT Dia-Flat Lapping Plate.
I spoke to DMT today. There are some restriction on price incentives I offer on this plate. However, here is what I could do.
I can offer it for $189.95 with a free shipping in the US and $15 credit toward any other products I sell, including knives. This would make my price (with incentives) the lowest on the net. This is a pretty heavy and bulky (in packaging) item to ship.
I use this plate as often as I flatten my stones in the shop and I think it is an excellent product. Please note that even though the manufacturer advertizes it as good for flattening all stones, I have read a review where a customer was complaining that after flattening an old carborundum stone, the plate felt smooth. Diamond get rounded, but they don't stop cutting, though I would suggest to use your plate to flatten water stones primarily (skip silicone carbide coarse grit stones) for years of service.
These plates would not be customizable, that is I won't make bases for them, as they will get plenty of mud from the stones, and there is no point to use a wooden base for them. I can ship them with 1/2" tall silicone feet or one can use feet that come with the stone. Being low to the ground is not a problem in this case.
If you are interested, here is the link to purchasing this plate in my store.
I don't stock this plate, so I will have to order and ship once it is here. If dropshipping is an option, I will increase the credit, but at this point I need to discuss this with DMT. Will keep you posted.