Spyderco Bench Stone

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Review by Phil53 posted 02-09-2012 04:41 PM 6496 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I can’t say enough good about these stones. I have a medium and a fine. The fine I have had for over a year and I use it on a regular basis and it still shows no ware. With the fine I can take my tools edge to a mirror finish.

The thing I like about using ceramics is that it is clean. You do not have to use water or oil on these stones. For clean up I use a rubber pencil eraser just like we used in school. And if it gets to bad I use a little water, Comet and a green scouring pad.

I have used diamond stones and they worked great till I wore the diamonds off the stone. I have looked at some of the newer diamond products but with my experience from the past of how these ware I am leery of putting out that kind of money.

Side Note: All ceramic stone are not the same. I have seen where some of the experts talk down about the ceramics and say you have to resurface or flatten these stones, that is most likely because they have stones that are put together with some sort of composite materials which brake away when you use it. Global makes a stone like that and they are not worth the shipping.

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 07:24 PM

I agree, Phil. I love the Spyderco product. I try not to over-think sharpening—rather I want something easy to pull out, get the job done, and put away with minimal fuss.

I don’t bother much with special jigs, etc. even though my scientific mind thinks they could cerainly help. I remind myself that our forefathers figured out how to do it without all the crazy things we have today. My hand is the jig, just like their hand was the jig.

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 10:33 PM

Phil thanks for the review. What kind of prices do they get for these and were are you getting yours from?

Thanks Richard

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 02:28 PM

I bought my stones at I have made 4 different orders through Sharpening Supplies and it has always been a good experience.

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 04:25 PM

Richard, If you’re interested in a set of these, PM me and we’ll talk.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 07:53 PM

You can find the spyderco’s on amazon for good prices. I have the medium and fine. Only issues that I’ve had is that the medium is their most aggressive/coarse stone and it is fairly difficult to flatten the back of a chisel or plane blade with one because it just isn’t aggressive enough. So I ended up getting a diasharp coarse sharpener for that type of prep work. Also only the ultrafine is available in an 8×3. The smaller 8×2 can be difficult to work with when sharpening a plane iron.

So if spyderco just made a courser stone and offered them all in 8×3, I’d only use spyderco :)

-- Expert Sawdust Maker

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