Atoma Diamond Plate

4 reviews
$125 AUD

Diamond plates are arguably the most important component of the hand sharpening process, marginally less critical than the sharpening stones themselves.

Diamond plates have two primary uses. The first is heavy grinding of blades and bevels, as the coarse diamond particles remove metal faster than waterstones. The second use is to flatten waterstones, as sharpening any tool or knife will dish a waterstone to a greater or lesser extent.

The first requirement we have of our diamond plates is that they have an aggressive, hard wearing cutting medium. We have found the Atoma plates to be excellent on both fronts. The #140, #400 and #600 grits are all coarse enough to flatten the bevels of woodworking tools.

For heavy regrinding of profiles or severely chipped blades, we recommend the #140 plate. However, it's extreme coarseness means it should be be used on fine high-carbon knife bevels only with a lot of care, or not at all.

The #1200 plate does a great job of refining the scratch patterns of the other three plates, and allows the user to step straight onto a #1000 grit waterstone as the next part of the sharpening process.

The second requirement of any diamond plate is that it's substrate needs to be flat. As we use our diamond plates to flatten all of our waterstones, using a plate that is not true or flat can have damaging effects at all stages of sharpening, as it pushes all other waterstones out of flat as well.

After finding irregularities in other brands, we have decided to stock Atoma diamond plates as we have found the their aluminium substrates to be the most consistently flat of any variety we have tried. Additionally, Atoma diamond plates can also be purchased as a single sheet, so the user can either replace a worn plate or choose their own substrate - more information on that here.

We recommend Atoma diamond plates as a hugely versatile tool that will improve your sharpening out of sight - both for having a known flat surface to form bevels on and flatten waterstones with, and for speeding up grinding and the maintenance of stones.

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 12pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase. 

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $9.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $15.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

Prices to Canada and US:

 Express Courier International:

Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)

Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 business days (remote areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 2-4 business days (remote areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recyclable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email orders@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.

If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.

If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

Sorry, we can't exchange gift cards.

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04/01/2020
I recommend this product

Atoma Diamond Plate

I've purchased this item to help me with sharpening of and repairing knives. This is my hobby. I don't do it for reward just pleasure. So far I've only used the plate once to help restore the edge to a very blunt knife. I accomplished exactly what I wanted with the plate and went on and sharpened the blade with the Cerax whetstones I have purchased from you.

CL
Christopher L.
New Zealand New Zealand
02/02/2020
I recommend this product

Great product

Helping keep my tools super sharp so I can make lots of beautiful things.

AF
Angelique F.
Australia Australia
02/01/2020
I recommend this product

Great diamond plate

It cuts fast, was reasonably priced and lasts forever while staying flat.

GH
Garner H.
Australia Australia
12/02/2019
I recommend this product

Not for me. A Xmas present

Am unable to comment at this time as it is a Xmas present for one of the family

DK
Donna K.
Australia Australia

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Customer Reviews
5 Based on 4 Reviews
Write a Review

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Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
04/01/2020
I recommend this product

Atoma Diamond Plate

I've purchased this item to help me with sharpening of and repairing knives. This is my hobby. I don't do it for reward just pleasure. So far I've only used the plate once to help restore the edge to a very blunt knife. I accomplished exactly what I wanted with the plate and went on and sharpened the blade with the Cerax whetstones I have purchased from you.

CL
Christopher L.
New Zealand New Zealand
02/02/2020
I recommend this product

Great product

Helping keep my tools super sharp so I can make lots of beautiful things.

AF
Angelique F.
Australia Australia
02/01/2020
I recommend this product

Great diamond plate

It cuts fast, was reasonably priced and lasts forever while staying flat.

GH
Garner H.
Australia Australia
12/02/2019
I recommend this product

Not for me. A Xmas present

Am unable to comment at this time as it is a Xmas present for one of the family

DK
Donna K.
Australia Australia