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morpheus83uk

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Hello,

I am looking at some Atoma Diamond Sharpening stones after reading some reviews and a few forum posts. They seem like they are quite difficult to get hold of. I am looking to get the 1200 in paricular which seems to not be in stock anywhere apart from knivesandtools. I have never heard of them and I know that there are a couple of places selling knock offs of the Atoma's so I am wondering if anyone has any experience of them?

https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/ct/atoma-diamond-stones.htm

I know that Workshop Heaven sell them and I have dealt with them before but they don't have the 1200 in stock. They do have a set though which is cheaper than all 4 stones together but if they are not going to get any in store any time soon then I think its only about an additional £20 anyway.

Does anyone else know where to buy the Atoma diamond stones in the UK or if the ones sold by Knives and Tools are the legit ones?

Thanks
 

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If you have set your heart on buying Atoma then I can't help.
A few weeks ago I purchased Vaunt diamond stones from ITS at about £20 each and I am very pleased with them but your needs may be very different to mine. All I want is sharp tools with the least effort at the best price.
 

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I have used knives and tools to buy dmt diamond stones within the last twelve months or so, service has been fine to date although last week I had to return the XXF dmt stone as it has become faulty and I will be interested to see how they handle it.
 

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Have used them before with no issues. I like the atomas in the coarse to mid range, at the finer end though I don’t find any advantage (normally speed) over waterstones
 

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Thank you all for your responses they have been very helpful.

I will check them out again but it also seems that workshop heaven have them all in stock now for a cheaper price! So I may end up going there but it is good to know they are a good company. I would be interested to know how you get on though with your return.

Thanks

James
 

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I don’t know stoma, but I have also got the Vaunt double-sided ones from ITS and have been using them a couple of years. They are absolutely brilliant. So good in fact, that I’ve bought two of the single sided ones today so I can mount them all, as I’ve found that I don’t use my water stones any more. They are large, flat and easy to clean. Highly recommended.
 

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morpheus83uk":1m3ur5op said:
Thank you all for your responses they have been very helpful.

I will check them out again but it also seems that workshop heaven have them all in stock now for a cheaper price! So I may end up going there but it is good to know they are a good company. I would be interested to know how you get on though with your return.

Thanks

James
The return went relatively smoothly, however I did have to pay for return postage to the Netherlands which wasn't refunded. The new DMT plate arrived and I haven't used it, I will probably bung it on ebay while it is brand new and aim to get as much of my money back as possible.

Considering the lack of a postage refund, I would use Workshop Heaven if the opportunity is there. Generally I prefer to buy from either Classic Hand Tools or Workshop Heaven.
 
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