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Sharpening Stone Grit Chart
Our Sharpening Stone Grit Chart We decided to come up with a grit chart based on 10 levels. Since one person's "fine" and one manufacturer's "fine" may mean something completely different we established a 1 to 10 grit chart with 1 being the m...
DMTĀ® Diamond And Ceramic Color Coded Grit Chart
Extra-Extra Coarse (XX)Silver - 120 micron - 120 meshExtreme repair of a very damaged edge. Extra Coarse (X)Black - 60 micron - 220 meshFor aggressive removal of metal on damaged tools. Useful on garden tools, axes, lawnmower blades, plane s...
Common Beginner Mistake: Only Using a Fine Stone
Common Beginner Sharpening Mistake: Using only a Fine Stone We work with beginning sharpeners on a daily basis. The most common mistake beginners tend to make is skipping the coarse grits and going straight to fine grits. Fine grits sharpen man...
Understanding Strops
What is a strop? A strop is a surface that is used after the finest stone for the final stage of sharpening. The function of a strop is to polish the edge and work off any burr left behind by sharpening stones. Although other materials are used, s...
What grit is a Hard Black Arkansas Stone?
I've purchased a Hard Black Arkansas Stone, can you tell me the grit? I've read it could be anywhere from 1200 grit, to as high as 4000 grit. The reason I ask is because on some softer steels I never seem to get the edge I'm expecting. Could it be t...
30,000 Grit Shapton Stones
Stones that go to the Extreme Are you looking for the most extreme of fine in a sharpening stone? Stones that go that extra little bit finer? Well look no further than Shapton Water Stones. While other brands top out at 10,000 or 12,000, Shapton's...
Thank you so much for your unbelievably quick service and delivery. I placed my order online and within pretty much one day the package is waiting on my door step. My order was also filled perfectly, no mistakes. I sure know where I will be purchasing all my sharpening supplies in the future. Great business practice you have. Please never change it.
James W, Aldan, PA