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Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece

Item #145724
$96.99
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4.0

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These are the finest of the natural stones, known the world over for their unique crystalline structure. True novaculite, these stones remove less metal than manmade stones and polish while sharpening. The resulting edge is longer lasting and sharper, achieved with fewer stones and less effort.Arkansas stones must be used with a lubricant.It keeps the stone's surface from clogging, reduces the effort required to sharpen and keeps it clean.Oil or water may be used, but if you decide to go with oil as a lubricant, you must continue to use oil since water will no longer be absorbed by an oil soaked stone.Washita stones are the softest and most aggressive. Used for taking out large nicks, re-beveling and flattening. Soft Arkansas stones are slightly softer than hard Arkansas. Best general duty stone for multi-purpose sharpening. Hard Black stones are the hardest and finest stones. Used for a honed, highly polished edge. Arkansas Stone Sets includes the full range of grits – Washita, soft and hard. Hardwood storage boxes included. Stone colors may vary.


  • Sets includes the full range of grits – Washita, soft and hard.
  • Hardwood storage boxes included.
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (4)
    • Sturdy case (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (3)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Large projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (2), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (6)

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    2.0

    Poor Quality

    By  David

    from Alaska

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    These stones are not nearly what I thought they wood be. Upon opening them I found that they were not cut square or flat on either face, but two were slightly thicker than advertised. Before I could use them I needed to flatten one face of each stone. So using sand paper and mineral spirits on a granite slab I went to work and it was not to dificult on the soft stones, only a few houres and lots of sand paper($). The real problem was the hard black stone it was the least flat and being harder it took a lot of work. once flat they worked ok and as the hard stone became seasoned it worked better but not as expected. the problem with Arkansas stones is that they are not actually different grit and color has nothing to do whith it, the diference is in the dinsity of the stone and how tight the crystal structure is. sice this I have purchased two new stones a hard black and a hard translucent from other sorces and they are far superior. I still use them but it took $ and time to make them work and they are not a good finish stone for fine hand tools.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Quality Product

    By  Woodcarver

    from Florida

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    save your money and time and invest more wisely in a water stone and a strop. This product is great for what it is, however you could save a lot of time and possibly money using a 1200 grit water stone and a strop - and have much better results.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Junior's First Stone Set

    By  MicCheckOne

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to identify stones
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Chintzy cases
    • Stones not perfectly flat

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    I bought this modest set of stones for my first foray into "proper" sharpening (the sandpaper-on-glass method got real old, real fast). For the beginner, this set offers the best bang for the buck. So far, I've used these stones to put an edge on my wood chisels, and to salvage two vintage Stanley bench planes from the local antique shop. Very pleased with the results, in both cases -- nice and sharp. And even without the labeled wooden cases, the color of each stone distinguishes it from the others, so you know which is which. Only two complaints: (1) The wooden cases are chintzy, not to mention oversized; the stones rattle around inside, and the tops slip right off. (2) One of the stones in my set -- the Surgical Black -- was not cut perfectly flat/level. The sharpening surface slopes to the side at about a 10-degree angle. Not necessarily a deal-breaker, but it does make it somewhat tricky to hold a blade to the stone at the correct angle. So, not your top-of-the-line sharpening stones, but like I said, a good set for the beginner.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

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    By  Emmrys

    from Arkansas

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Nice size
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    [...] Just starting to use them and pleased with the results.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    OUTSTANDING PRODUCT!

    By  Gck

    from Granite City,IL. 62040

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    THE GRIT EMBOSSED ON THE EDGE OF EACH STONE WOULD BE GREAT!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Arkansas stones

    By  Bill

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2" Set, 3 piece :

    Get a great edge

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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