The Atoma Diamond Plate Kit is perfect for repairing chipped knives and flattening of Whetstones and leaving a beautiful finish on your tools.
The main benefit of using an Atoma plate over a whetstone is its ability to remain flat and will last for an extended amount of time.
General way to use the plate is to mount the whetstone in your stone holder then rub the Atoma on top of the whetstone in various directions till the stone is lapped.
Atoma Diamond plates can be used dry, or with water.
The #140 is great for heavy reprofiling and removing deep chips from blades.
The #400 works great for lighter reprofiling work on knives with lighter chips and can be a great stone to use when reprofiling a factory bevel.
The #600 leaves a consistent scratch pattern and sets up the bevel for either the #1200 Atoma or low grit Japanese water stones stones like the #400 Chosera.
The #1200 refines scratch patterns and then prepares the bevel for use with Japanese water stones such as #1000 Chosera and Naniwa Pro
Atoma Diamond Sharpening Plates are products of the company Tsuboman, a superb Japanese manufacturer with very refined diamond products.
The Atoma plates are made of mono-crystalline diamonds with the cutting abrasive surface mounted on a stainless steel base which is 10mm thick.
It's base is machined to be extremely flat so the Diamond plate remains flat.
The quality and durability of these Atoma plates are of the highest available on the market, with precision made surfaces that have high precision uniformity. These plates remain flat after continued sharpening use.
The diamond plate can be replaced after a few years without buying another baseplate, as they are adhered using a strong double sided tape.
Clean the plate thoroughly after use, remove any water if used when sharpening, and allow to try fully to prevent any rust.