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-8 lapping plate is designed to flatten all whetstones from 40μm to 0.5μm (400 grit to 30,000 grit range). Click here for Grit Micron Comparison Chart
The NL-8 is a traditional plated design. However, unlike standard designs, the NL-8’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-8 features a solid metal button design, featuring a cross pattern in each face for more edge area which translates into better cutting. These structures are virtually indestructible and have been set in stainless steel weights to ensure even greater structural integrity.
Unlike the other lapping plates, The NL-8 can be used with sintered ceramics or diamond resin stones.
- Diamond size 50 microns
- 2.944 lbs lbs
- 1335.5 grams
- 9.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches
- 240 x 60 x 20 mm