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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14619

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Hi, I found this site: www.fine-tools.com/diasharpener.html . I think about getting Replacement Diamond Sharpening Plates, Atoma Economy, and then cut them for the WE. They are reasonably priced and in case of Europe you get cheap delivery and no problems with customs. They are on 1 mm thick stainless steel, have somebody any experience with cutting such plates?

You can get sheets on copper foil also, but you need to buy bigger sheet (100 x 200 mm at least) and they are more expensive and propably not so durable.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14620

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I should be interested to hear how you do . `fine tools sell some excellent Hap -40 knives as well.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14622

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I have bought 210 mm hap-40 gyuto from them recently, now I am waiting for upgraded arms and low angle adapter, I want to put 8° per side with 12° microbevel on this knife, that steel should hold it.

I am not sure how to cut 1 mm stainless plate. If I use shears, I am affraid that I will curve it.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14625

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`Firstly I would ask Fine Tools if they have a suggested method otherwise I would take it to an engineer I would think it needs to be guillotined somehow.
I think a Dremmel with a cutting disk (which are quite fine ) would probable do it their disks are much finer than those of a full blown angle grinder.
Another thought would be a good wide chisel .
I am thinking the Dremmel is probable the best bet unless Fine Tools have a better idea.They actually say Diamond Sharpening Plates Atoma Sheetsm --
These are very flexible, self-adhesive plates made of a copper foil coated with diamond chips. The total thickness is only 0.5 mm. They can be glued to surfaces in almost any shape, and also can be cut, with appropriate scissors to any shape you desire.
There seem to be two choices replacement plates which would need specialist cutting but are a better option so I would cut these with the Dremmel then once they are fixed into place I would grind the edges with a bastard file at 45Ëšthis should avoid accidentally lifting the edges when in use
These are made to replace the cutting surfaces of the Atoma diamond sharpening plates we sell above. But they can also be glued down to other backing plates of your choice. The backs are covered with strips of double-sided adhesive tape and glueing them down is easy and quick. The plates are made of 1 mm thick stainless steel, and with the tape the total thickness is 1.4 mm. Because the plates are so thin, you must take care when fixing them to a backing material, and the quality of the results depends a great deal on the flatness and stiffness of the backing plate you choose!
Razor Edge is using Atomas he may have some suggestions .
Keep us posted as to what you do please!
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14628

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Thank you Leo. At first, I find some 1 mm thick steel plate and try to cut straight plates from it. I have some wide chisels at home, so it will be my first option.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14629

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Very interesting! I'm going to bed now :blush: , but I'll react more extensively tomorrow.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14630

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I think a Dremmel will be the best option they do small disks similar to those used in an angle grinder which will slice through the steel very easily I would clamp the sheet down which ever way you cut it ; but if you go with wide chisels then put the plate to be cut on some softish wood like pine and use a good hefty hammer.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14635

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Do you think this www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/DREDSM20? And would you use Dremmel or chisel from the side with diamonds or from the other side?
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14643

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I think it will make little difference since either way the disk or chisel will hit the diamonds but if you are using the Dremmel the disks are pretty tough plus its pretty thin stuff to cut so I would not foresee any problems there.
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Replacement Atoma plates from Germany 10 months 2 weeks ago #14644

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Looks interesting. Is this also the stuff Oldawan (Bob) make their Atoma paddles of?

I also found the copper-backed Atoma's in the store I buy my full-sized Atoma plates: www.toolsfromjapan.com . They're even somewhat cheaper (unless you live in Europe - yes I do :-) ).

Which type are you considering, the aluminium backed plates or the copper foil ones? I don't quite get your remark about the coppper foil Atoma's; they're cheaper than the aluminium-backed and available from as small as 10 x 100mm.

Very interested in anyone's experience!
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