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 Post subject: Re: Flattening stones, Woe and suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:00 am 
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I have read from some sharpeners that the Atoma will outlast the DMT by 2.5 times actually making it a better deal in the long run.



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 Post subject: Re: Flattening stones, Woe and suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:59 am 
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I feel bad about the plate since you paid so much to ship it to Australia. Email me if you decide on another plate and I'll help you out.



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 Post subject: Re: Flattening stones, Woe and suggestions?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:59 pm 

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chefknivestogo wrote:I feel bad about the plate since you paid so much to ship it to Australia. Email me if you decide on another plate and I'll help you out.

Thanks for the offer, I was actually just coming back to tell folks who read this that I ended up getting an atoma (got it imported from japan directly through a friend, was ~$100 for me so I couldn't pass it up)

Tell you what though, I can see EXACTLY why people were recommending it, super flat (I put the two plates back to back and then front to front and it really showed off just how warped the original plate was)
But outside of that it ground really fast, was super easy to clean, was a bit bigger and didn't leave any noticeable scratches on my stones (where the other one did when I was silly enough to use it)

So yeah, in the end just a bit of a puff piece about how worth it atoma plates are and thanks to those who offered their support/opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: Flattening stones, Woe and suggestions?
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I have both the Atoma 140 and the DMT extra coarse.
What I found, particularly with stones 2k and higher is there is absolutely no stiction when using the Atoma to flatten stones. Not so with the DMT. The Atoma is a joy to use and I have almost completely worn mine down. It is smooth in the middle and a couple of other spots but it seen very heavy use. I'm lucky though, there is a place where I live that I can just walk in and buy it. I think it was Ken who first introduced me to the Atoma's and they have been exceptional additions to my sharpening kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Flattening stones, Woe and suggestions?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:43 pm 

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Sailor wrote:I have both the Atoma 140 and the DMT extra coarse.
What I found, particularly with stones 2k and higher is that there is absolutely no stiction when using the Atoma to flatten stones. Not so with the DMT. The Atoma is a joy to use and I have almost completely worn mine down. It is smooth in the middle and a couple of other spots but it seen very heavy use. I'm lucky though, there is a place where I live that I can just walk in and buy it. I think it was Ken who first introduced me to the Atoma's and they have been exceptional additions to my sharpening kit.


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