DMT - Dia-Flat Lapping Plate
The Dia-Flat™ is designed to flatten all oilstones and waterstones. Flat to +/-0.0005 and coated with the revolutionary DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™, the 120grit aggressive diamond coating...
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- DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™
- Designed for use on all conventional oilstones and waterstones
- Flat to +/-0.0005
- Large 10" x 4" surface
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If any DMT product is found to be defective, it may be returned for evaluation and replacement. Abused or misused product is not covered.
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