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Japanese Atoma 1200 Grit Diamond Plates Sharpening Plate

For anyone who has not used a Japanese waterstone before then a combination provides a good introduction.
£74.00
Manufacturer: Tools from Japan
SKU: AAATM75-12E
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Key Features

  • 1200 Grit
  • 210mm x 75mm x 11mm
  • 1200 grit - The 1200-grit plate is used for final sharpening and flattening of blades.

 

Description

Very highly regarded in Japan but until recently the Atoma diamond plates have been virtually unheard of outside their country of origin. The Atoma plates differ from other diamond plates in that the microcrystalline diamonds are arranged in clusters as opposed to being a continues covering, this arrangement of the diamonds abrades much more aggressively than the more commonly available diamond plates and coupled with Atomas high fracture resistance results in a surface that cuts quickly, resists wear and produces far more consistent scratch patterns. The cluster pattern also minimizes loading and hydraulic lock.
 
As with all diamond tools the Atoma plates should be flushed with water or light oil while in use to prolong the life and performance. The diamonds are electro-bonded to a stainless-steel sheet that is mounted to a 10mm thick aluminium block. This type of construction makes the plates durable, rust resistant and extremely flat.

 

Key Features

  • 1200 Grit
  • 210mm x 75mm x 11mm
  • 1200 grit - The 1200-grit plate is used for final sharpening and flattening of blades.

 

Description

Very highly regarded in Japan but until recently the Atoma diamond plates have been virtually unheard of outside their country of origin. The Atoma plates differ from other diamond plates in that the microcrystalline diamonds are arranged in clusters as opposed to being a continues covering, this arrangement of the diamonds abrades much more aggressively than the more commonly available diamond plates and coupled with Atomas high fracture resistance results in a surface that cuts quickly, resists wear and produces far more consistent scratch patterns. The cluster pattern also minimizes loading and hydraulic lock.
 
As with all diamond tools the Atoma plates should be flushed with water or light oil while in use to prolong the life and performance. The diamonds are electro-bonded to a stainless-steel sheet that is mounted to a 10mm thick aluminium block. This type of construction makes the plates durable, rust resistant and extremely flat.