The Naniwa Gouken sharpening stone, grain 1000 is enhanced with a flat, convex and hollow side! As such this stone is great when sharpening both blades of branch loppers, pruning or garden shears. The Naniwa Gouken sharpening stones can, however, also be used on every pair of scissors, knife, machete, gouge etc. with a bent, curved or straight edge.
Are you having trouble cutting through thick branches? If so this grain 1000 sharpening stone will be the right choice. This sharpening stone will restore the edge of the blunt blades. In no time at all you can use your shears again!
Is the edge of your shears damaged? If so it is best to opt for the coarse Naniwa Gouken grain 220. This sharpening stone will quickly remove all imperfections from the edge. For even sharper results you use the Naniwa Gouken grain 3000. These will make the edge even sharper!
Submerge the stone a couple of minutes before use. As you use the stone it is wise to make sure it stays wet. Place the sharpening stone against the entire sharpened side of the blade. As such you don't only sharpen the end of the edge! Move the sharpening stone up and down alongside the edge until you have sharpened it completely.