Abrasive Sharpening Stones for Knife Sharpening, Wheel dressing and Honing


Today Mrbrianzhao is gonna recommend other types of popular abrasive tools, these kinds of abrasive stones are different from grinding wheels, they are rectangular in shape. According to different usage, we can use different materials and form them into different types, the abrasive stone usually called sharpening stones or oil stones and will be used for knife sharpening. And sometimes they are used for grinding wheel dressing usage, we call dressing stones. While for workpiece honing usage, we refer to them as honing stones. 


What is a sharpening stone?

A sharpening stone is used to sharpen or hone the steel blades of knives and cutting utensils.

Different Shapes of sharpening stones

Square Sharpening stone

Square Sharpening stone

Triangle Sharpening stone

Triangle Sharpening stone

Round Sharpening stone

Round Sharpening stone

Half Round GC Sharpening Stone

Half Round GC Sharpening Stone

Rectangle Porous sharpening stone

Rectangle Porous sharpening stone

Slip Shape sharpening stone

Slip Shape sharpening stone

Sharpening stones come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Stones or bonded abrasive goods with a rectangle, block, or shaped stick configuration are the most common.

Single Grit sharpening stones

Single Grit Sharpening Stones

A single grit sharpening stone is with one grit number particle size which is used to sharpen any sharp-edged instrument. These single grit sharpening stones range in size from ultra-fine to coarse and are available in a variety of grits.


This set of sharpening stones is made of high-grade silicon carbide and ceramic bond, and is designed specifically for sharpening rubber tapping knives. Other customized sharpening stones are also available.

Combination Sharpening Stones

Sharpening knives with sharpening stones usually necessitates the use of larger grain sizes. You can choose from a variety of sharpening stones or one of our useful sharpening sets. But what about a combination sharpening stone? A double-sided sharpening stone with a different grain size on each side is quite useful.

Combination stones come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From ultrafine/fine to fine/medium, and from medium/coarse to coarse/very coarse, the sizes range from ultrafine/fine to fine/medium. Normally, two combination stones are used to change a blunt edge into a razor-sharp one: one coarse/very coarse stone to restore the blunt edge and one fine/very fine stone to create a razor-sharp knife, which you may also polish with the same stone.

Types of Sharpening Stones

Oil stones, water stones, and diamond stones are the three most prevalent forms of sharpening stones. Each of these stones has its unique set of benefits that might assist users in achieving their sharpening objectives.

How do I choose a sharpening stone?

Different types and grit of sharpening stones

You can choose sharpening stones based on different grits. For example, you can use stones from #120 to #400 grit for rough sharpening and #700 to #2000 grit for final sharpening.

Both the #400 and #1000 grit stones are wonderful places to start when building your stone collection. For most western knives, this will be adequate to fix any tiny chips and give the edge a fair shine.

You can also choose sharpening stones based on experience. If you’re just getting started or just use whetstones periodically, you should acquire a combination of 1000 and 6000 grit. For many years, the combination of these two will suffice.

What is a dressing stone?

A dressing stone is used for reshaping or resharpening the grinding wheels, for conventional grinding wheels, the dressing stone can be used for both reshaping and resharpening, for diamond grinding wheels, usually use dressing stone for resharpening.

Dressing Stone for Diamond Grinding Wheel Resharpening

Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick

Dressing sticks help grinding wheels function more effectively. These are sharp and durable. They make an excellent choice for truing and dressing jobs, such as cleaning and reshaping grinding wheels for optimum efficiency.

Black Silicon Carbide Grinding Wheel dressing stick

Black Silicon Carbide Grinding Wheel dressing stick

Grinding Wheel resharpening by Black Silicon Carbide Dressing Stick

Grinding Wheel resharpening by Black Silicon Carbide Dressing Stick


  • Made of high-quality silicon carbide abrasive, sharp, and durable.
  • Effectively trims and trims a variety of materials such as masonry, stone, brass, and stainless steel.
  • Keeps grinding wheels flat, sharp, and running smoothly.

White Aluminum oxide Dressing stones for diamond grinding wheel

On diamond profile wheels, an aluminum oxide dressing stick in any grit size works effectively. These types of WA dressing stones are used to dress diamond grinding wheels for auto glass edge processing. WA dressing stones are commonly 200mm long, 50mm wide, and 180# grit, with thicknesses of 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, and 8mm. Customized sizes and grits are also available.

Silicon Carbide Dressing Sticks

A diamond tool can glaze over and start tearing instead of grinding if it isn’t regularly dressed, causing friction and potentially ruining the tool as well as the project you’re working on. Keep diamond tools properly dressed to help prevent these risks. To assist dress typical vitrified wheels, use a silicon carbide dressing stick with coarse grit. Dress diamond wheels with silicon carbide dressing sticks in softer grades and fine grit sizes. Dressing sticks are available from FortureTools in a variety of grits, ranging from extremely fine to extra coarse.

Honing Stones

Diamond honing Stones Sets

Diamond honing Stones Sets

A honing stone is a tool made out of abrasive grains held together with glue or epoxy and used in honing operations. The grain size varies according to the desired surface roughness. A low-grit honing stone can be used to create a rough surface roughness. A high-grit honing stone can be used to achieve a smooth surface texture. Regardless, a honing stone is used in every honing process. The honing stone removes material from the workpiece’s surface as it goes back and forth, usually at a modest speed.

Honing stones are slightly friable and sensitive to breaking since they are constructed of several small grains linked together with glue or epoxy. As a reason, they’re frequently waxed to lengthen their lives.


  • Fine-tuning
  • High quality in manufacturing
  • Short processing time
  • Long life of stones


  • Engines, gears, and fuel injection system
  • Cylinders, control valves, pumps & compressors used in hydraulic & pneumatic systems
  • Steering and brake systems
  • Element barrels And Connecting Rods
  • Machines and tools
  • Aerospace and defense

Conventional Honing Stones

Conventional Vitrified Aluminum oxide and silicon carbide honing stones

Conventional Honing Stones are made of Aluminum Oxide and Silicon Carbide and a bond (vitrified bond, resin bond and rubber bond). They are used for honing Hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder, Cylinder Blocks and liners, Hydraulic equipment, Gears Nozzles, Pneumatic Tools, Gun barrels of field guns and battle tanks, Connecting rod ends, Guages, Bushes and bores etc.

Diamond and CBN Honing Stones

Diamond and CBN honing stones are the most cost-effective and technologically advanced options. The great hardness of Diamond and CBN ensures lengthy lifetime cycles for honing stones, which is a prerequisite for a production plant with a high level of automation and multi-shift operation.

If you still have any questions related to sharpening stones, dressing stones, honing stones and other abrasive tools, feel free to contact Mrbrianzhao.

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