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Forum topic by BlacksheepWW posted 04-15-2010 04:50 AM 884 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2010 04:50 AM

I recently purchased some King water stones and was wondering if people keep them in water all the time or just before use. if kept in water all the time should anything be added to the water to keep bacteria down?

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 05:18 AM

I store them in a thick plastic container, covered with lid. They are always soaked in water, when needed they are ready to go. No need to wait. Also after sharpening wash them with water.

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 07:42 PM

Keeping the lower grit stones in the water is fine…. However I wouldn’t leave the 4000 and up stones soaking all the time. The mfg’s don’t recommend it either from what I have seen. Also, just a little trick I learned from someone else which has proven worth my time is to add just a single drop of dish soap to the water when you fill the container and it keeps is from “growing” nasty stuff in between uses.

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 08:16 PM

if you store the stones in water they can be very soft and slippery in
the layer so you can´t use them very well speciel the finer grift´s
3-5 minuts before use is okay and I know a few there only add
some water just before use


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