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    Atoma #140 = Serious Cutting Power!

    So I just received my new Atoma #140 Diamond Plate, and immediately unpackaged it and put it to work on my Shapton Pro #1000 and #5000. All I can say is wow, serious cutting/flattening power! Within minutes I had near perfectly flat, fresh surfaced stones, and no stiction to speak of. What a winner! I realize that after the Atoma gets broken in it's cutting power will back off a little bit, but color me impressed!

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    Mine is still quite aggressive after about 18 months with still a long way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Mine is still quite aggressive after about 18 months with still a long way to go.
    Yep, I've read nothing but glowing reviews for the Atoma, but it's nice to hear yet another endorsement! Thank you!

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    I actually taped a 1200 grit atoma replacement pad to the back for a double sided diamond plate of win!
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    Excellent! Another diamond plate back there is definitely a winner! I was considering putting some 3M Micro Abrasive 1µ or .5µ film back there for stropping. Any other good ideas for some sort of strop there? Or any other recommended usage?

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    How about a higher grit atoma plate for smoothing out higher grit stones.

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    Isn't that the purpose of a Nagura?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwiefel View Post
    Isn't that the purpose of a Nagura?
    Yes, but diamond plates, especially big ones, are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allumirati View Post
    Yes, but diamond plates, especially big ones, are better.
    Not for smoothing, they still leave scratches, that does not matter for knife edges but still if one wants perfect surface, nagura is the way.

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    As mentioned early on, another Atoma diamond plate on the back definitely is a good option! With that in mind, does anyone have any other ideas about an alternative good use for the back side of the plate?
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