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Hi Rob,

Ease of maintenance and durability fall very firmly in the lap of diamond plates. Two brands I use and am very familiar with are DMT duo sharp and Eze Lap diamond plates and I’ve no issues in terms of flatness and their ability to handle very regular use. I’m awaiting delivery of some very fine natural finishing stones and should be able to report on their suitability shortly, but am told their qualities are very close to those of translucent/black Arkansas stones.

For blade maintenance I used to use a hand cranked grinding wheel years ago during my apprenticeship (It’s still boxed away since my recent house move) and even found myself rigging it up for use with my power drill. I hasten to add the fact I soon progressed onto using a powered grinding wheel 🙂