Whetstone Material Types

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Rough Whetstone

Among the three types of whetstone, this is the grainiest, ranging from #120 - #600. Use it when repairing a large edge that may include chips or cracks.

Medium Whetstone

Medium whetstones are for use on a daily basis, such as when the sharpness has declined and cutting has changed noticeably. The weight of these stones range from #800 - #2000. Use it also for a middle sharpening point after using rough grinding stone.  This will decrease the grinding pattern on the metal after a rough stone. 

Finishing Whetstone

A finishing whetstone is used when creating minor adjustments to the cutting edge. Since the polishing power is weak, use it after grinding with a medium whetstone. It is the smoothest among grinding stones and ranges from #3000 - #6000.

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Natural Whetstone

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Diamond Whetstone

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Ceramic Whetstone

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