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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 9 months 1 week ago #14910

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Just wanted to update my experience with the Atomas. I have lost count where I am, with how many knives I've done with them? It is fair to say I have done at least two knives every day since purchase. Mine continue to cut very well. Not as abrasive as new but to the point I must be careful not to chip or leave deep scratch marks on softer steel? I do not even use my 100/200 paddles at all now and have not since I bought the Atomas. I did not buy the 400 and kind of wished I did just to try them out? (maybe I still will?) The 600 is good for lighter stock removal but I like to go back with 400 DMT to put a nice "bite-toothie" edge on? Then followed up with a normal progression depending where I want to end up? The 1200 Atoma seems to be the red haired step child for me? I just have not figured where this stone fits in with my style (or lack of)? Leo suggested on the other thread that it was a good soft tomato edge? And I think he is right on the money! but not to many of my friends and customers use a knife exclusive to soft tomatoes?
If your on a budget and do a lot of stock removal the 140's are perfect for you! If you do light stock removal and just want to make it easier on your self? then I would say get the 600's If you want the 1200's see me for a deal!
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
An old Irish toast, May the wind always be at your back, may you always have work and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. Cheers!
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 9 months 6 days ago #14918

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Eamon,

Thanks for the update.....
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 9 months 5 days ago #14923

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DAUG wrote:
Eamon,

Thanks for the update.....

Daug,

Your Welcome!

Eamon
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
An old Irish toast, May the wind always be at your back, may you always have work and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. Cheers!
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 3 months 4 days ago #17543

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Eamon

Just looking to see if the past six months have changed your view on any of the atomas.
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 3 months 4 days ago #17544

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Interested, too
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 3 months 3 days ago #17553

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I read on another forum that with the Atoma 140 whilst working quickly it will knock off big chunks of steel that can put deep scratches in the bevel so if you wish to work on a quality knife don't go much lower than 300 grit; or do not do all the thinning with the Atoma 140 allow enough thinning for the +300 grits so that you can get the scratches out.
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 3 months 3 days ago #17560

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Mikedoh wrote:
Eamon

Just looking to see if the past six months have changed your view on any of the atomas.

I talked to Eamon on the phone about 3 weeks ago and he was telling me that he had the same experience as me... the 140's quit working very well. they work great for a little while, but the diamonds rip out of the substrate and they are WAY less aggresive. I went back to using my stock WEPS 100/200's most of the time. Kudos to Clay for pointing this out in the beginning of this thread (in a very humble and open way might I add).
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I read on another forum that with the Atoma 140 whilst working quickly it will knock off big chunks of steel that can put deep scratches in the bevel so if you wish to work on a quality knife don't go much lower than 300 grit; or do not do all the thinning with the Atoma 140 allow enough thinning for the +300 grits so that you can get the scratches out.

I never had that issue that I am aware of... but I wasn't trying to get mirror/polished edges either - which is where the deeper scratches will really show up.
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Atoma 140's... re-profiling made easy! 3 months 3 days ago #17563

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Thanks for your input, Josh.
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