Lansky Double-Sided Diamond BenchStone (Coarse/Fine)
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– Coarse Grit (120) Red Side
– Fine Grit (600) Blue Side
– Non-slip Base
– 100% Uninterrupted Diamond Coating
– Screw Holes for easy bench mounting
The full edge-to-edge uninterrupted diamond surfaces on the benchstones makes for quicker, more efficient sharpening, at a high value.
The Coarse Red Side (120 grit) will aggressively repair and recondition damaged or dull blades, even works to put an edge where there wasn’t before. While the Fine Red Side (600 grit) will produce and maintain a micro-serrated working edge, polishing away the heavy scratches from lower grit stones. The 600 grit stone produces a working edge that is adequate for nearly any task, especially cutting cardboard.
A great addition to any craftsman’s workshop, the diamond abrasives on the benchstones are excellent for repairing and maintaining a large range of tools from dull and damaged kitchen knives, to well maintained woodworking chisels.
Double Sided Diamond Benchstone Instructions
Step 1- Select the proper sided of the stone for your edge.
Coarse- To reprofile a completley dull or damaged edge
Fine- To hone/polish a finished edge or for daily manitainance
Step 2- Set the Benchstone base on a stable, flat surface with the stone you have selected facing up.
Note- Lubrication of any kind is not recommended while sharpening on any of the three stones. DO NOT USE HONING OIL ON THE DIAMOND STONE.
Step 3- Observe the bevel angle on the blade you intend to sharpen. Then, bring the edge to the stone matching your sharpening angle to the bevel angle.
Step 4- Using light pressure, push the edge of the blade across the stone in one motion, much like trying to slice a thin layer off the top of the stone. Maintaining a consistent angle is essential for the best results.
Step 5- Repeat process 3-4 times on one side of the blade then switch to the other side and repeat.
Step 6- Repeat this process until edge is sharp then progress to finer stones and repeat.
Step 7- Clean your stones.
Clean the Diamond stone with a damp rag after each use.
1. Use a series of stones for the best results. For an undamaged edge start with the Medium Diamond Stone
2. Start with your selected stone. Use 3-4 strokes on one side of the blade. Repeat process on the other side of the blade. Repeat this whole process, switching between sides, about 3-4 times.
3. Then use only 2 strokes per side. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
4. Then 1 stroke per side. Repeat this process 1-2 times.
5. Move on to a finer stone.
*More advanced techniques will be featured on the Lansky Sharpening Blog.
Be Smart, Be Safe and Stay an Edge Above the Rest!
CAUTION: Knife sharpening is an inherently dangerous activity. Used properly this sharpener cannot hurt you but a carelessly handled blade or pointed object can.