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#1 posted 01-12-2018 05:29 AM

just a fwiw. i took the diamond plates out today and ran the backside of some of the plates over the ends (diamond side up) of each plate. i found that the problem areas were really very small, and primarily right in the corners. as i ground the backside of a plate against the diamonds of another plate, i could see wear on the diamond face in areas that were mostly about 1/16” long and maybe 1/32” wide. one bad spot was about 1/32×1/32; a very nasty corner. possibly, areas the manufacturer never intended or expected anyone to use. i got very little gouging anywhere else, until i lifted the being-beat-up plate to “bevel” the diamond face, as i wanted to make sure the bad spots were removed completely. i did not run a plane over any plates to check. i think i learned my lesson on that deal. anyway, the plates appear to be very usable for what i gather is their intended purpose; sharpening chisels and blades…. and very large fishing hooks. seriously; if you don’t have a file/stone/diamond file in your tackle box, you better get one. those hooks need to dig into your fingernail nicely to be usable. but, i digress…..

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