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david weaver
... DMT would normally exchange, at least they used to. I can't remember what the flatness spec is, but 4 thousandth hollow in an 8" plate was enough to give me problems following the diamond hone with a finer stone - the center gets polished but it takes a while to get to the edges.

At $64 for the atoma, it would be my first choice regardless due to its durability, certain flatness, and the much lesser stiction flattening waterstones. It does have a funny feeling if you hone on it - almost like a zipper, because the piles are so neatly arranged. I no longer do that with any of them, though.

The thing that made atoma plates more expensive in the past, other than exchange rate, was the necessity to pay for shipping from japan. Now that it appears amazon is stocking them and selling/fulfilling them for an overseas seller, they can get them in stock surface shipping and that wipes that out. I've never seen an out of flat atoma, but I'm sure there's a first time for everything. There is a picture of an extremely out of flat diaflat on amazon, but that has to be very atypical - the one I used was nothing like that. The amount of out of flatness was of the type where if brought to a flat stone, it clipped the ends off of the stone a little bit before fully cutting, resulting in a slightly peaked stone center (which itself isn't a problem).

A stone out of flat isn't a problem, either, as long as the person using it knows how to deal with that (honing flat items over the edge of a stone, you can keep the back of an iron flat with a swayed oilstone pretty easily, etc, but I think those things are easy to say to someone - harder for them to necessarily understand how to do until they create some problems that they have to solve).

Sadly (or maybe not, I don't know), woodcraft and japan woodworker are completely off of my list as places that I'll patronize under any circumstances.

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