Upon microscopic observations, Hap Stanley saw what happens to the performance of a ceramic whetstone over time. It has been shown that the flatter the stone, the more efficient each stroke is on the stone. Speed and consistency are your best friends to sharpen efficiently, lap often and your stone will cut.
The NL-5 lapping plate is designed to flatten all whetstones from 20μm to 0.5μm (400 grit to 30,000 grit range). Click here for Grit Micron Comparison Chart
The NL-5 is a traditional plated design. However, unlike standard designs, the NL-5’s surface is a series of raised diamond coated structures. It is the edges of these raised diamond structures that are doing the heavy work.
The NL-5 features the star and hexagon pattern maximizing the number of working edges. This increases the number of edge-material contact points.
This plate is not intended for sintered ceramics or diamond resin stones, such as Cerax.
- Diamond size 50 microns
- 1.271 lbs
- 576.5 grams
- 9.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches
- 240 x 60 x 15.25 mm