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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...
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