Precision-ground to a flatness tolerance of 0.005" over the entire surface, this honing plate is an excellent substrate for diamond paste. Made of dimensionally stable low-carbon steel, it will retain its flatness over a lifetime of ordinary use; unlike sharpening stones, it will never need truing.
The machining process creates a regular surface pattern, imparting a very slight texture to help capture the diamond grit without compromising overall flatness. In use, the diamond particles readily embed into the softer steel, combining to form a durable, fast-cutting abrasive surface. Having a dedicated plate for each grit size used lets you work through grits progressively without risk of cross-contamination.
Plates can be glued to a backing board for ease of handling and storage. Similar in size to a regular water stone, each measures 8" x 3" x 3/8" and weighs just under 2-1/2 lb. Sold individually. Made in Canada.
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