Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:56 am
Do the Atoma diamond plates go through a break-in period like the DMT plates?
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:26 am
Yes but not as extreme as the DMT stuff.
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:41 am
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:21 am
The last two DMT stones I bought I used water stones (as if I were lapping the water stones) to break in the DMT surface. This worked great IMO. I used light pressure and I could feel the difference between when I started and when I believed they were broken in because they stopped getting smoother. Since then they have performed great with consistency. Also using the water stone I know the entire surface is the same compared to just counting on a knife edge. I think that has been DMT's suggestion. Do you guys recommend using water stones as well? Are there any other ideas?
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:03 pm
When I get a new diamond plate I do a quick flattening of all or some of my stones and call it good.
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