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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...
I recently placed my first order after finding you on the web while looking for grinding wheels. I am a customer for life. Here's why. My first order was a simple white grinding wheel for a "normal joe's shop". When I received the wrong wheel (150 grit instead of the ordered 100 grit) I called and without hesitation or the 3rd degree another wheel was sent off. No questioning of my integrity, intelligence or honor. Simply "I am sorry, we'll send the correct wheel off immediately..." The right thing was done by a neat guy. I was treated like an adult. Unbelievable in this day and age...proper...and priceless. Price, performance, responsiveness and customer service par excel-lance. 6-Stars! All my sharpening orders, albeit small shop orders, will now be with you. Promote you I will.
Greg T, Iowa