In contrast to conventional lapping plates, this product does not have a diamond coated surface, but raised cross-shaped metal buttons that have diamonds dispersed throughout their entire structure. These buttons are virtually indestructible and can be re-calibrated with a grinding machine up to five times even after years of use, for which we offer a corresponding service. This heavyweight plate weighs 1.3 kilograms and has an extra large surface for maximum ease of use. It is recommended for resurfacing any sharpening stones in the range of 400 grit to 30 000 grit. Flatness tolerance < 0.05 mm (after diamond coating). Approx. grit 220 (50 micron).
Diamond lapping plates have either a full-surface or an interrupted diamond coating. With lapping plates with interrupted diamond coating, not the plate's entire surface is brought to bear but only the virtually indestructible and sharp edges of each of the raised party of the pattern distributed over the plate’s surface. This design has the following advantages:
Makes shaping a lot quicker thanks to allowing the abrasive slurry to quickly drain away
Requires less force thanks to the smaller contact area
Significantly longer lapping plate service life
Extremely even surface and hence able to create even surfaces on the stone being resurfaced
Nano Hone is an entity of HMS Enterprises Inc., which is headquartered in the USA and has a production site in Japan. Nano Hone has over 40 years experience in the field of sharpening, dressing and woodworking, and is dedicated to developing outstanding, innovative and high-quality sharpening products.