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Sharpening Stone Grit Chart
Our Sharpening Stone Grit Chart After discussing the topic of grit coarseness and fineness we decided to come up with our own chart. Since one person's "fine" and one manufacturers "fine" may mean something completely different we established......
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......
Wow! Your are fast and your communication is excellent. The item arrived today (IM200) and it is a great tool -- my knives are sharp again! Thank you so much for a wonderful item and fine service.
Penny M, St Paul, MN