Craftsman Studio Logo
Hand Tools
Carving Tools
Antique Tools & Books
   Home
Back
 
               Search
 
  
General Information
  Hand Tools Index
  Gift Certificates Gift Certificates
Categories
   * * * Whats New * * *
  Innovative Products
  Hand Tools - Home
  Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
  Books
  Chairmaking
  Chisels
  Dovetails
  Drawknives
  Drilling
  Files - Floats - Rasps
  Hand Saws
  Inlay - Veneering
  Joinery Tool Kits
  Measuring
  Planes
  Plane Blades
  Scrapers
  Sharpening
  Shop Essentials
  Spokeshaves
  Striking Tools
  Videos - DVDs
  Vises & Clamping
   Bargain Bin
  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  
   Shapton GlassStone Products
   Trend Diamond Sharpening
   DMT Diamond Sharpening
   Sharpening Accessories
   Sharpening For Carvers
  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  
View Cart
Credit cards Accepted
 
  Shapton Glass Stones, Shapton Pro Water Stones & Sharpening Stones from Craftsman Studio

Shapton Glass Stones

Shapton Company in Japan produces the GlassStone line of sharpening products. Shapton glass stones are third-generation products that benefit from continuous improvement gained from experience with waterstones made for the Japanese market and the Shapton Pro-Series sold here in the US.
Shapton GlassStones differ from other waterstones:

  • GlassStones are made with finely graded ceramic cutting media which wears much more slowly than aluminum oxide and silicon carbide commonly found in man-made waterstones. This results in a similar thickness of material lasting 4-5 times longer.
  • The GlassStone media is very dense and does not absorb water. This means you don’t have to maintain them in water or wait for them to soak prior to use.
  • Shapton water stones use a binding matrix that is carefully engineered to reveal sharp new cutting media for efficient stock removal while retaining some of the worn media which provides a simultaneous polishing effect. This balance results in a better edge with less work.
  • Shapton sharpening stones feature a precision-ground flat-glass base that lets you use all of the media right down to the glass. Other waterstones typically crack and break as they become thin.

Shapton's GlassStone Series is competitively priced, long-wearing, requires less flattening and no soaking, and cuts quickly.

You will also find a complete selection of Shapton GlassStone holders, ponds, and glass diamond lapping plates below to create a complete sharpening station.

Shapton Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Authorized Shapton Reseller

Sign-up for our Newsletter. Subscriber-only specials + How-to articles
Shapton (HR) GlassStone Waterstones Shapton (HC) GlassStone Waterstones
Shapton GlassStone Accessories Shapton Stone Holder
Shapton Glass Diamond Lapping Plate Shapton Sharpening Pond
Shapton Woodworkers Set 1000/4000/8000
Jointer Plane
Home      Help       Hand Tools       Carving Tools       Antique Tools & Books      Gift Certificates
Copyright© 1999 Craftsman Studio