DMT 10-Inch Dia-Flat Lapping Plate, 95 Micron / 160 Mesh (160 grit)

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A slightly less coarse version of the original 120 micron lapping plate, so it will leave a smoother finish on your very fine stones if you prefer this. Of course it won't work as fast though, so it's a compromise. Recommended for lapping 1000 grit and higher waterstones. Yes you can use it on coarser stones as well, but it will wear down the diamonds more quickly, so if you do a LOT of sharpening and find yourself lapping your stones as lot, maybe consider the more coarse version.

DMT says:
Dia-Flat™ Lapping Plate is designed to easily flatten all conventional stones and waterstones in less time than other methods. Using the new revolutionary DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™ this lapping plate outlasts any other diamond coating in the market. With a consistent, aggressive diamond surface and precision ground, hand certified flat to +/- 0.0005”, the Dia-Flat assures rigid execution when flattening stones. Greater surface area for ease of use. Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service. For proper tool maintenance, woodworkers, chefs and other professionals rely on the superior quality and versatility of DMT® products. Made in USA.

  • 95 micron / 160 mesh (slightly less coarse than the 120-micron version)
  • Precision ground flat to +/- 0.0005”
  • Aggressive surface to facilitate quick and easy flattening of conventional and Arkansas stones and waterstones
  • DMT® Diamond Hardcoat Technology™ outlasts any other diamond coating in the market on lapping plate
  • Largest surface area of any diamond lapping plate - 40 square inches (10" x 4") or 50% larger than other diamond lapping plates
  • Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service

 DMT offers the Dia-Flat in two versions, a 120 micron / 120 mesh and a 95 micron / 160 mesh. Each lapping plate is made with the same Diamond Hardcoat Technology™ and precision ground, hand certified flat to +/- 0.0005". The 95 micron / 160 mesh is less coarse than the original 120 micron version.

NOTE: The surface of these stones may appear scratched and there may be small indents/pits in the surface, but it's just a by-product of their manufacturing and does not affect performance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Alex G

Leaves a super smooth and flat finish on my stones. Couldn't be happier! Expensive, but seems worth it.

Dan Pattison
Worth the money!

I've looked at one of these for years and finally bit the bullet and bought one. I've tried different methods over the years to flatten my stones and none of them worked particularly well and were a bit of a hassle. This lapping plate makes it a breeze to flatten my stones and you know they will be dead flat when you're done. I've also been using it for some light reprofiling work on knives before I move to my 320 Shapton Glass stone and it works great to quickly remove metal without worrying about a stone going out of flat while you're doing it. It's definitely an investment but I've found it to be well worth it. Very happy that I waited and got it from Paul since the service was excellent!

Flat as flat

I waited for over a year to buy this stone flattener and my only regret is I waited so long.... I have been trying to use those common smaller black gritty flatteners and they kind of work a little but my stones were getting more and more cupped. That has come to an abrupt as using this tool my stones are as flat as they were when they came out of the box!! I have found the finish on the stones to be very smooth.... My only regret is I wished I did not waste money on a cheaper stone flattener and started with this one!!!

martin leger
Very happy with this purchase

I'm very happy with this purchase and the after sales service provided by Paul. I am relatively new to tool sharpening and Paul was very helpful providing strong recommendation and answering my questions post purchase. I am using this lapping plate to flatten my Shapton stones and it seems to work very well.

Garth Harrison

Bought the "DMT 10-INCH DIA-FLAT LAPPING PLATE, 95 MICRON / 160 MESH (160 GRIT)" to flatten my Naniwa Professional 1000 and 3000 sharpening stones.
The Lapping plate works great. Flattens the stones quickly with minimum effort. I would highly recommend them.

The Lapping plate came well packaged along with very prompt delivery from Pauls Finest.
I have bought a number of items from Pauls Finest. They are quick in getting orders shipped and offer great service.
I highly recommend Pauls Finest.

Garth Harrison

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