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 Post subject: Diamond Plate for flattening.
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm 
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hi,

i'm looking for a diamond plate to flatten my sharpening whetstone. I would like to know what is the best one to do that between the DMT XXC and the DMT XC. isn't the first one (XXC) to agressive ?

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:30 pm 
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They both work but the XXC is the one I use. Some use an XXC and an XC but I don't think that's necessary.



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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:47 pm 
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I use my XXC to flatten all of my waterstones. At really high grit (my Naniwa 10k Superstone), I use the 1k waterstone to smooth it out a bit.



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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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hi, i am the one who asked the question.

Adam Marr wrote:I use my XXC to flatten all of my waterstones. At really high grit (my Naniwa 10k Superstone), I use the 1k waterstone to smooth it out a bit.


So you use the XXC, and then a 1K waterstone ?


You advise me to buy an XXC rather than an XC ?


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Yes, and yes.



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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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Isn't this stone too agressive ?
Does not it will damage my stones ?


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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The XXC will not damage your other stones.



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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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No it won't damage your stones and it is not too coarse. I also use the XXC for flattening my stones it does a great job. I don't find the need to use another plate or stone even on my finer stones, 8k, 10k, 13k, 16k. If it ever wears out I will replace it with an Atoma 140 plate though. If you can afford the little bit extra $ I'd consider just getting the Atoma to begin with. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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Paradox wrote:No it won't damage your stones and it is not too coarse. I also use the XXC for flattening my stones it does a great job. I don't find the need to use another plate or stone even on my finer stones, 8k, 10k, 13k, 16k. If it ever wears out I will replace it with an Atoma 140 plate though. If you can afford the little bit extra $ I'd consider just getting the Atoma to begin with. ;)


Why is the atoma better ?


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Plate for flattening.
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60 grit Nubatama, better than both :D

Over time I have grown to dislike diamond plates for stone flattening, mainly because it has prematurely worn out my DMT XXC and that sucker ain't cheap. Cheap diamond plates from places like harbor freight do well as stone cleaners though, faster and easier than a synthetic nagura and it doesn't mess with the grit if you need to make a mud.


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