Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:14 pm
Ok, so I regurarly flatten my stones and have used my current diamond plate for my very aggressive needs. I currently have a tip repair to perform; knives don't like to drop off counters onto tile.
My econo 140 grit flattening stone (the $25 one from CKtG) seems to have lost its "grit" so I need to get a new one. Considering that I can get three econo versions before hiting the price point for the DMT, I need to pause and consider my options before proceeding.
There appears to be three candidates from CKtG; the econo version I already have, the DMT xxCourse, and the Atoma 140x.
So here is the question (2-1/2 questions, actually):
Which would you choose and why? Is there another consideration that is better?
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:30 pm
I wouldn't give up my DMT XXC for nothing. I've heard, but never used, the Atoma's are nicer. I don't know if I'd want that or not to be honest for a flattening plate. My DMT XXC has lasted me years and years and was an excellent investment.
Get the DMT XXC in my opinion.
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:12 pm
watercrawl wrote:I wouldn't give up my DMT XXC for nothing. I've heard, but never used, the Atoma's are nicer. I don't know if I'd want that or not to be honest for a flattening plate. My DMT XXC has lasted me years and years and was an excellent investment.
Get the DMT XXC in my opinion.
Mine is going on 5 years old and still working well, little slower at grinding in bevels but still gets the job done.
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:33 pm
How long have you had the "econo version"? If it's worn out, and you have had it less time than CKTG has been around, I would not recommend buying another one. A DMT XXC or Atoma 140x will last you the rest of your life.
I like the Atoma because it cuts a little bit faster, and it doesn't stick to stones when they get flat. But both are good plates.
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:31 pm
Hmmmm ... was pondering move from Norton Flattening stones to one of these two, but spaced out the stiction issue. May take a harder look at Atoma 140.
Also have DMT DuoSharp which makes me aware of holes loading with mud. Your endorsement suggests that is not an Atoma issue ....
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:55 am
I used DMT's for many years & swore by them......refused to pay Atoma prices.......till one day.......tried Atoma.......will never go back to DMT - have full Atoma sets in all sizes.
Yep, Atoma truly converted me!
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:26 pm
That's hot Rookie
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:46 pm
..yeah, Atomas do sizzle...
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:15 pm
Anytime you show a picture of your equipment, it is very impressive. Frpm your strops to your stones and diamond plates you have an impressive array of tools at your disposal. I bought the Atoma 140 and need to pick up the other ones to complete the set.
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:26 pm
Glad you like the 140# Atoma.......
Once you have the complete set, life becomes a breeze to step from the 1200# Atoma to the finer stones - just so fast & easy!
Atomas seriously puts you in charge of the grinding process....!
Go for it!
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