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 Post subject: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:39 pm 

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Hi all,
I just purchased the Atoma Diamond Plates, my question is should they only be used on super hard knives, or can they be used on all knives? Am worried that if knife is not really hard steel that it could clog the plate up. Anyone have any thoughts?
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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:20 am 
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It will not clog the plate. I had a plate that got loaded up with mud and steel and then rusted overnight. I took some barkeeper's friend to it liberally and scrubbed it a bit. Good as new.


They can be used on any knife. I love using my 140s for cheap stainless.



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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Use a nail or scrub brush to clean out buildup on the plates, especially on stone. For knives or stone use with some water to reduce wear. Most wear comes from abrading the matrix holding the diamonds. And as with any diamond plate expect the plate to be very agressive before it gets broken in and then to stay that way for some period of time. I use them on any steel. I've heard the suggestion to only use on hard steels but haven't found that to be the case.

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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:00 pm 
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We're going to have some inexpensive 140 grit diamond plates available at the end of the summer. They should be super popular.



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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:28 pm 

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Another question on the Atoma's. Should they be used wet or dry when sharpening? I was thinking to use them just like the stock EP stones, a few drops of Dishsoap mixed in the water bottle.


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:28 am 
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Wet is best.



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 Post subject: Re: Atoma Plates
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:33 am 
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Use them wet. Otherwise you'll destroy the plate. i don't use dish soap on mine, but I don't believe it would harm the plate.



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