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Thread: Atoma 400 versus DMT

  1. Not too long ago I discovered a diamond plate that's better than DMT or the regular Atoma. The brand name on the label is Ken-syou but I'm fairly sure Tsuboman made it because the diamonds are arranged in exactly the same manner as the Atoma plates. It's quite a bit faster and the channels make sure the stone material is easily washed away. This plate is made specifically to flatten stones and it's available in 400 and 600 grit.


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    Awesome! Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica de Boer View Post
    Not too long ago I discovered a diamond plate that's better than DMT or the regular Atoma. The brand name on the label is Ken-syou but I'm fairly sure Tsuboman made it because the diamonds are arranged in exactly the same manner as the Atoma plates. It's quite a bit faster and the channels make sure the stone material is easily washed away. This plate is made specifically to flatten stones and it's available in 400 and 600 grit.

    I'm not finding anything when I search. Any hints on where it can be purchased?

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    I have a love/hate relationship with my Atoma plate and that looks like it takes all the hate out of the job, can you put up a link where I can buy one? An advantage of the Atoma is the diamond plate can be renewed as it is held on with double sided tape. Stu did a video of how this is done some years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Lester View Post
    I'm not finding anything when I search. Any hints on where it can be purchased?
    I don't know if I can post a link. But you could go to the watermarked site in the picture, in the left margin is a link for artificial stones ( 人造砥石 ), if you scroll down through the stones until you see the flashing NEW! sign.

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    Prefer Atoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Walsh View Post
    Prefer Atoma
    The way the Atoma and similar solid surface plates stick during flattening drives me mad.

    John S. sorry but I can't follow your instructions, mods can John post a link to a product?
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    Yea those Ken-syou plates dont seem like they can be bought in the US. Least not that I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    The way the Atoma and similar solid surface plates stick during flattening drives me mad.

    John S. sorry but I can't follow your instructions, mods can John post a link to a product?
    Chris,
    Can you expound further on what you mean with the Atoma plates sticking during flattening?

    Thanks.

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    The water sort of sucks the plate and stone together, it is not unique to Atoma, all solid surface plates do it which is why some are segmented.
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    Nanohone fixes the issue as well.
    Last edited by Brian Holcombe; 01-08-2019 at 7:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Holcombe View Post
    Nanohone fixes the issue as well.
    Need some education here, what is Nanohone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rivel View Post
    Need some education here, what is Nanohone?
    I wondered to. Sharpening times 10 to the -9th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rivel View Post
    Need some education here, what is Nanohone?
    https://nanohone.com/collections/lapping-plates

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_SAoEV4NU
    Last edited by Stewie Simpson; 01-09-2019 at 10:06 PM.

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    The Nano hone looks good. I saw one today at the woodcraft store near me. Hap is a great guy Iíve bought lots stuff from him in the past. Chisels, stones,etc.
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