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    For some reason i thought the Atoma plaate was the DMT plate, they look similar ,doh.
    I just need to find a place in the UK that sells Atoma plates.
    Whats MFG stand for ?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    For some reason i thought the Atoma plaate was the DMT plate, they look similar ,doh.
    I just need to find a place in the UK that sells Atoma plates.
    Whats MFG stand for ?
    thanks
    MFG = manufacturer. Dunno about the UK but Chef's Knives to go, in the US sells 'em, and the place in Japan where I got the Suehiro, forget the name of it.
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    I've found them in japan for less than the price of my DMT plate.
    55 including postage.
    Is it rite that its a 1mm sheet on an aluminium block?
    Also do these plates need breaking in?
    Thanks again.

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    I use wet/dry sandpaper (400 to 1200 grit depending on the stones condition, and finish with 2000 on the 8K and 12K stones) on a wet, certified flat granite plate. The granite lasts forever and you can buy a lot of sandpaper for the cost of the largest DMT. However, I also have some well broken in Smith 325 and 750 diamond stones for gently cleaning the surfaces after honing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    I've found them in japan for less than the price of my DMT plate.
    55 including postage.
    Is it rite that its a 1mm sheet on an aluminium block?
    Also do these plates need breaking in?
    Thanks again.
    I don't know if it's a 1 mm sheet, but if that's what it says, but it is a sheet with the diamonds and attached to a milled plate of aluminum providing a very flat surface. The sheets can be replaced from what I understand, or you can get another sheet of same or differing grit to adhere to the opposite side and have 2 grits on one plate.

    I have both the 400 and 1200 and really don't use anything else now for lapping. My DMT 325's are for grunt work on razor edge repair, and my DGLP just watches.

    You do have to break the Atoma in also. I use an old cleaver and run it over the Atoma at about a 45 angle with just enough pressure to knock loose any rogue diamonds.



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    Thats a great idea, 400 on the back of the 1200.
    I will order them this week.
    I think i'll sharpen a big kitchen knife on it to try and knock off any loose diamonds
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    Thats a great idea, 400 on the back of the 1200.
    I will order them this week.
    I think i'll sharpen a big kitchen knife on it to try and knock off any loose diamonds
    Just be sure they have the replacement pieces. Remember , I said it's my understanding. I haven't actually used the replacement pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirStropalot View Post
    Just be sure they have the replacement pieces. Remember , I said it's my understanding. I haven't actually used the replacement pieces.
    They sell the spares ,you just peel the old one off and replace it, so it should fit on the plain side.
    Dont worry , your in the clear
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    325is great for lapping 1200 good for kitchen knives

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