Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:38 pm
I am in the market for a lapping plate, and am curious to the differences between a few different products as the prices vary. Here are a few that I've been looking at:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.htmlhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmtextracoarse.htmlhttp://www.japanesknifeimports.com/sharpening-supplies/sharpening-accessories/diamond-flattening-plate.html
They all seem fairly similar on paper, I'm wondering what some of the differences in practical use are? Thanks in advance.
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:19 am
The DMT and Atoma plates can be used as stones to sharpen as well, the flattening plate can't. not sure if that's a big deal for you, but I like to be able to use my lapping plate as a stone as well.
The Atoma is a beast of a plate and removes metal and stone quickly without stiction. The DMT plate is excellent as well and was a long time favorite of mine until I used the Atoma.
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:43 pm
This one is cheap for flattening and works well: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html
I use it all the time and it's one of our top 20 sellers in the entire store.
The DMT XXC is a better plate and so is the Atoma but for stone flattening I'm not very picky. Like Mike said, if you want to use the plate for reprofile work I would move up to a DMT or Atoma.