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 Post subject: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 pm 

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I currently have an Atoma 140 and a DMT Extra Coarse.
I use these on very dull knives to get the ball rolling, set the bevels and from the DMT XC to a 1k Stone. It works well, the Atoma is a superb plate and I use it every day for flattening.

I plan now to pick up an Atoma 1200, this will come after the DMT XC and will likely allow me to proceed from there to a 2k or even 3k stone and finish. Also, I will use this to flatten 6k and higher grit stones.

Now there is an Atoma 400 available here as well, is this something that is necessary, should I replace the DMT XC with the Atoma 400 or would that be a waste. (I could do this further down the road when the DMT becomes too tired to do anything)?


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:53 pm 

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i'd rather stay with stones personally. but that's just my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Yeah, not sure why you're wanting a progression of diamond plates up that high.

I can't comment on the progression of Atoma plates, but I am curious why you want them in lieu of stones.



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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:34 pm 

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Actually Adam, you are making a good point, I think the only reason I was getting one was for flattening my high grit stones, thats a pretty expensive stone flattener.
Heck....I have a $175.00 gift certificate to Lee Valley, I would probably be better off getting another Atoma 140 or some more stones.

Glad I asked the question, thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:34 pm 

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i would use a 1000 grit diamond plate on higher grit stones for flattening. =D


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 pm 

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I got plenty of that :)

Now I can agonize on how to spend that money at Lee Valley.


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:52 pm 
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If you don't already have one consider the 13000 Sigma Power Select II. It rocks! Got mine form Lee Valley.


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 Post subject: Re: Atoma purchase advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:03 pm 

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I have it yes and absolutely love it. Thanks


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