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For rapid stock removal, it’s hard to beat diamond plates. And the Japanese-made Atoma diamond plates are some of the best I’ve used. They come in three different grits: 140, 400, and 1,200. Each plate is dead flat, with symmetrically organized diamond clusters that cut extremely fast while promising to reduce diamond fracture and breakdown, which helps durability. The 140-grit plate is ideal for forming a bevel or correcting a chipped edge; the 400-grit plate is great for lapping waterstones and blade backs; and the 1,200-grit plate is ideal for refining a lapped surface and preparing an edge for final polish. The Atoma stones achieve the rare triple play in sharpening equipment: fast, flat, and durable.
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