Just a thought. I watch this thread as I am thinking about the freehanding and the Spyderco benchstone set! For me 400 grit silicon carbide abrasive grain works just fine for conditioning the stone. Re: Spyderco medium grit bench stone. Spyderco - BenchStone Sharpening Stone with Polymer Case - Medium Grit - 302M. It's similar to having sand drop on fly paper and wanting it to be an even surface. I have developed a habit of using extremely light strokes on the last 2 or 3 stones but with the stones I remove a lot of steel with while re-profiling I may have been using too much force. Spyderco medium grit bench stone. I think the scratches are due to the fact that you can't get all of the diamonds to line up. My freehand sharpening skills are really non existent as I just as I just started to freehand. Especially with ceramic which Spyderco doesn't even apply a grit or micron rating. Lapping / flattening Spyderco Medium ceramic sharpening stone My take on how to be sure that your ceramic sharpening stone by Spyderco is flat.In one of my previous videos I showed that out of the box the stone is usable but not as flat as I wanted to be.My routine is simple - piece of glass and couple of sizes abrasive grain (silicon carbide) - 80, 220 and 400.You need to used the 80 and 220 just the first time because being as hard as it is the stone does not wear out, does not dish out.The only problem with these type of stones after making the flat is wearing out the abrasive particles and clogging up with metal swarf, so cleaning and refreshing is necessary to ensure fast cutting and avoiding burnishing the edges of your tools. I will have to think about the Spyderco's then. 00 ($2.84/oz) Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 2. Discuss Spyderco's products and history. sir_mike wrote:So are you gonna get a Spyderco medium bench stone or something different? Opinions please. ... Post by jackknifeh » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:24 pm . Comparing grits between different type materials seems to be a bit difficult. Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc. Postby jackknifeh » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:24 pm, Postby jackknifeh » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:07 pm, Postby Fancier » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:47 pm, Postby sir_mike » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:11 pm, Postby jackknifeh » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:22 pm, Postby markdstump » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:44 am, Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], buckthorn, Google [Bot], Johncjeff and 54 guests. As with all of Spyderco's ceramic stones, use our benchstones dry without lubricants or oils. Med., fine, UF are the designations they use. I am really more interested in maintaining an edge as my knives dont see much use so just for touchups and if one gets dull from alot of use (just in case) scenario! 4.8 out of 5 stars 219. Its broad, flat surface is ideal for sharpening woodworking tools and all types of knives and can be easily cleaned with household cleanser, a scouring pad, and water. I like the idea of using the stones dry and not ones with oil or water as I dont want the mess! Opinions please. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Hopefully using lighter strokes will result in fewer deeper scratches than the grit should leave. Using extremely light pressure has proven to be the key in the ultra sharp edges I'm now getting using only stones. Available in Medium (pictured), Fine or Ultrafine grits, each 2" x 8" x 1/5" stone comes packaged in a rigid polymer storage case complete with non-skid rubber feet for tabletop use. Made from ultra-hard alumina ceramic material, Spyderco's medium-grit benchstone is used like a traditional sharpening stone, but does not require oil or water. As with all of Spyderco's ceramic stones, use our benchstones dry without lubricants or oils. $49.00 $ 49. Spyderco medium grit bench stone. Maybe extremely light pressure with the coarser grits will show good results regarding deep scratches. So a while back I used DMT, Shapton glass and Spyderco stones and … To deal with my random scratch issue for now I will pay more attention to NOT using a lot of pressure when using the coarser grit stones. Or still undecided? Opinions please. Available in Fine, Medium, or Ultrafine grits, each 2" x 8" stone comes packaged in a rigid polymer storage case complete with non-skid rubber feet for tabletop use.