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 Post subject: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:14 pm 

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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?



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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:30 pm 
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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:12 pm 

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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.



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Mine is going on 5 years old and still working well, little slower at grinding in bevels but still gets the job done.


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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:33 pm 
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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:31 pm 

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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 ....

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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:55 am 
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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!

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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:26 pm 
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That's hot Rookie


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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:46 pm 
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..yeah, Atomas do sizzle...

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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:15 pm 

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MR,

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.

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 Post subject: Re: Flattening Plate
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Yo bearcat1:

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....!

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Go for it!

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