Review

As a big fan of hand tools—some co-workers accuse me of never plugging in a tool—I really appreciate how DMT’s Dia-Flat lapping plate saves me time when flattening and sharpening chisels, planes, and
plane irons. This 4×10" diamond-coated steel bar lets me flatten a new plane’s sole or dished-out waterstones, ceramic stones, and even hard-as-a-rock (pun intended) oilstones in less time than it takes with other lapping media. And without flat stones, you’ll never put a perfect edge onto your tools. The 120-grit diamond abrasive cuts quickly without clogging, and doesn’t leave deep scratches. After using it, I simply rinse it off, pat it with a towel, and allow it to air-dry to prevent rust. Best of all, after months of use it still cuts as fast and effectively as it did when new. —Tested by John Olson, Design Editor

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.8
out of 5