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Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate

Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:59 pm

I am new to sharpening and recently purchased a Shapton 1k and 4k stone. I also bought the 140k diamond stone flattening plate that sells on the site for about $30. I flattened my 4k with the plate and noticed a lot of hairline scratches in the plate. Should this happen or am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

Re: Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate

Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:36 pm

That will happen until the plate is broke in. If you have an old junk knife, thin it a little on the plate and that will knock down any high sitting diamonds. Or just keep using the plate to flatten and it will eventually take care of itself.

Re: Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate

Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:37 am

Those will go away quickly like Jeff says. Nothing to worry about.
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