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Although virtually any light, non-drying oil can be used with an oilstone, this is particularly good. Firstly let us congratulate Liberon, they have developed their Lib Net wax cleaner into an excellent honing oil. It is both light and non-drying but has the added advantage of cleaning the stone as it is being used. Oil stones, clogged by years of use with any old oil can be revived by simply switching to Liberon honing oil as the preferred choice. Full marks to the team at Liberon!
3 January 2014
A truly amazing product.I don't normally bother reviewing products that I have bought, but I just had to make the effort for this. I have a couple of oil stones that I had thought unuseable, covered in a thick black film that defied all my previous efforts to shift. I hadn't even intended to try this honing oil on them they were so bad. However, as I am currently torn between the mess involved when using water stones and the slower progress of the oil stones I wanted to see if this oil would make any difference. Within the first few strokes of the chisel across the stone I could feel the 'bite' improving. I know it's subjective but, it seemed I had raised the burr in far less time than before. The biggest supprise came when I wiped the stone, It hasn't been that colour since it was new. So impressed with this cleaning ability I decided to search out those lost causes. I pulled out an old plane iron wet the stone with the Liberon honing oil and started to rub away. Almost straight away a thick black slurry started to form. I added some more oil after about 30 or 40 strokes and the stone began to cut. After about 3 or 4 minutes I had a burr and a much cleaner stone. It has worked so well I wish I had bought this earlier and saved my self the expense of buying new stones.
Mr Tim Swannell
22 November 2006
Simply Wonderful :)I bought this honing oil as a last attempt to clean my oil stones before i threw them away. Where wire brushes, sand paper, scraping and every method i could think of failed, this succeded, wiped on and off with a tissue it renewed the stones to as new condition. When used for sharpening it produced an incredibly sharp edge i didnt think my tools could ever achieve without re-grinding.