When it comes to sharpening tools, whetstones are as old as metal tools themselves. Centuries later, these simple, durable products are as useful as ever, whether as accessories to a fine set of hand chisels or as power tool accessories to the diligent contractor. Take care of tools the old-fashioned way, with the tried-and-true effectiveness of these sturdy stones.
Unlike electric tool sharpening equipment, which is ideal for sharpening severely dulled tools or doing a lot of sharpening in a hurry, stones provide a greater level of control over your sharpening job, whereas an electric sharpener can easily take too much material off a chisel or create an uneven cutting surface if you're not careful. Stones give you plenty of time to get that perfect edge, without the use of specialized jigs. When you're sharpening a pocket knife or a fine chisel, a whetstone is a wise choice.
We also offer pocket stones, which are highly portable. Not only do they fit in a pocket, as the name implies, but unlike power sharpeners, they don't need electricity to operate. Their small size also allows them to be held in the hand for even greater sharpening control than a larger stone. Whether you're working out in the woods or doing some emergency sharpening on the job site, these unobtrusive tools are ideal.
With the help of diamond stones, even the strongest hardened steel blade will be no problem. Cut down on your sharpening time, and get back to cutting your material, by choosing a stone that's rugged enough to handle your tools.
This ancient technology doesn't come with a lot of moving parts, which means one stone may last you for many years. Do yourself a favor by investing in a good one. A single quality whetstone can improve the quality of every other tool in your collection.