Dia-Flat - 10" x 4" Lapping Plate - 120 Micron / 120 Mesh
DMT® Dia-Flat™ Lapping Plate is designed to flatten all oilstones and waterstones. Flat to +/-0.0005 and coated with the revolutionary DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™, the aggressive diamond coating (120 micron/120 mesh) makes short work of not only flattening any conventional...
DMT® Dia-Flat™ Lapping Plate is designed to flatten all oilstones and waterstones. Flat to +/-0.0005 and coated with the revolutionary DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™, the aggressive diamond coating (120 micron/120 mesh) makes short work of not only flattening any conventional oilstone or waterstone, but with a lighter touch, and is also the go-to tool for maintaining your stones as well. If you use water stones, you know that the biggest drawback is the fact that they will wear unevenly and require flattening. It is important to keep water stones flat for best performance, especially when you're sharpening woodworking tools. We have tested the Dia-Flat and found it to be the fastest method of flattening water stones.
- DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™ will outlast any other diamond coating in the market
- Designed for use on all conventional oilstones and waterstones
- Largest surface area of any diamond lapping plate - 40 square inches (10" x 4") or 50% larger than other diamond lapping plates
- Hand tested flat to within .0005"
- Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service
- Model Number: DMT DIAFLAT
- Length: 10"
- Width: 4"
- Grit/Type: 120 micron / 120 mesh
- Precision ground flat to +/-0.0005
- (1) DMT - Dia-Flat - Lapping Plate - 120 Micron / 120 Mesh
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BETTER THAN GRANITE AND SANDPAPER
I own two Dia-Flats now. I carry one in my car for field work and keep one at home. I use the Dia-Flat to flatten my Masahiro 1000-grit water stone, a King 6,000-grit water stone, a King 8,000-grit water stone and a Naniwa 12,000-grit ceramic stone. The initial flattenings may have taken 30 seconds, because of the excessive wearing in the center of the stones. After your stones are flat, it only takes about 5 seconds to keep them flat, and that is a big plus about the Dia-Flat: It allows you to keep your stones dead flat while using them. I used to use a 2-inch granite surface block and 120-grit silicon carbide sandpaper to flatten my stones. At $4.99 for a pack of three sheets of sandpaper, I realized that the price of the Dia-Flat paid for itself after two months. The worst thing about using sandpaper/granite surface plates for flattening is that the sandpaper immediately starts wearing uneavenly. The Dia-Flat gives me a stone that is flattened so true that my knives leave metal particles evenly from edge-to-edge on my water stones. You can feel this effect in your fingertips when sharpening your knives. That is what I call precision flat. As long as you do not use the Dia-Flat to flatten carborundum stones, it should provide you with years of use and save you hundreds of dollars in sandpaper alone.
not that good
I bought the DiaFlat to flatten my water stones. The literature said it would work on all stones, so I flattened some of my old whetstones. Most were Arkansas stones. One was an old carborundum stone. The carborundum stone wore all the grit off of my DiaFlat. I have only used it one morning, and it is already as smooth as a piece of glass.
Glad I bought it
Flattens a stone fast