Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
£37.56 (£31.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone

Code: 951777

  • Double-sided premium quality stone
  • Ideal for plane irons, chisels and ceramic knives
  • Complete with rubber non-slip surround
  • Fine 1,000 grit (15 micron) and coarse 400grit (36 micron)
  • Recommended use with water to prevent clogging
  • 200mm x 65mm x 8mm thick
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£37.56 (£31.30 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
  • Axminster Rider Honing Guide
  • Veritas Honing Compound
  • Connell Double Sided Leather Strop
Total: £77.62
Description

In Detail

These 200 x 65mm double sided premium quality diamond stones give two options, just by flipping them over. We tested these extensively, medium 400G (36 micron) on one side and fine 1,000G (15 micron) on the other. Nickel plating permanently fixes the diamond particles onto the 8mm thick steel base. A chequered pattern carries away metal particles so maintaining the stone's cutting efficiency. The resulting surface is more than capable of sharpening modern hard steels, ceramic knives as well as traditional tool steels. A protective non-slip rubber surround keeps the stone in place when in use. You can use it dry but it works far better with a splash of water.

Specification

Specification

Grit 400 / 1,000
Overall L x W x H 200 mm x 65 mm x 8 mm
Reviews (24)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.7 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews

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Heritage Walls & Flooring

19 May 2018

Not fit for purpose

Went in to Axminster Basingstoke today to change over the stone as the 400g side had delaminated, they were good enough to exchange it but did say they had had a few back with the same problem, it’s a two hour round trip for me to return these, got the new one headed back to the workshop to hone my chisles, sharpened two and yes the new stone delaminates like the previous one, Axminster read your reviews and address the problem, you are selling a product which is not fit for purpose, I will be taking advise on how to deal with this & Axminster tools
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Heritage Walls & Flooring

10 May 2018

Diamond stone

Bought this stone, honed one set of chisles and all the diamond has gone, defiantly not fit for purpose
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Matt

14 January 2018

False economy

Bought this thinking it was a bargain compared to the more established brands of diamond stones. Other reviews are correct in that they are flat, however the adhesive used to fasten the diamonds to the steel is substandard as now i have a double-sided sheet of steel. Makes and excellent paper-weight.
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Paul Sellersd

11 January 2018

Longevity is Questionable

I used one of these to trial it and found that the zinc plating peeled back after a few hours. This is due to fracture at the intersecting corners especially near to the points of the diamonds. A well made diamond plate should last an individual woodworker several years and of course this depends on the amount of use.
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Richard

7 December 2017

Excellent and flat stone

Very pleased so far. I put off buying this because other reviewers had cited that the stone was cupped or bowed. This has not been my experience. I keep a veritas straight edge for checking the accuracy of stones, squares etc and this appears perfect on both faces. The cutting action is crisp although care must be taken not to apply too much pressure on the iron/chisel. Still early days yet but I will try to remember to add a review in 6-12 months as it beds in. I would echo other reviewers wishes that a wider range of grits were offered as I would certainly be interested. Re the comments from others re the flatness of the stone I note there are far more with positive experiences than negative and given the excellent service from Axminster had I received a warped or cupped stone I would have exchanged it until I got a flat one. First impressions are certainly excellent.
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