The Complete Sharpening Kit
We have out together the Complete Sharpening Kit to help people discover the benefits of using Japanese water stones. This kit is built around your choice of Cerax combination stone, and includes our simple and effective glass lapping plate, two sheets of adhesive sandpaper and a bottle of camellia oil.
This allows the user to keep their water stone flat and true, and protect the edge of their freshly honed blades to prevent corrosion. We leave the stone choice to you - the 1000/3000 combination stone will produce a sharp edge with minimal fuss, while the 1000/6000 stone will polish that edge to a finely honed finish, though requiring more time on the stone.
Please note that the camellia oil should never be introduced to the stone or the blade during the sharpening process - only oil the blade once all sharpening has been completed.
For more detail on the kit's use, read our article.
The kit contains:
At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.
We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 1.30pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.
We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase.
Regular Post: $8.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch
Express Post: $14.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch
Some thin and light items are able to be shipped at a letter rate of $3 (replacement saw blades, small rulers, abrasives and non slip mats, for example). Please note that letter rates are regular post only (no express) and are not available with tracking.
Within New Zealand:
We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg. For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:
Prices to Canada and US:
Express Courier International:
Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)
Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)
For orders over this weight:
For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.
From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:
Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 busines days (remote areas)
Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 3-6 business days (remote areas)
Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recycleable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.
Exceptions to plastic-free policy:
Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.
Breakage in shipping policy:
We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email email@example.com with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.
If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy.
We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.
If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.
If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9527 3870.
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The Complete Sharpening Kit
JTA is clearly passionate about what they do; you can tell by their level of communication from the time of ordering to after delivery. I call it the Goldilocks service - just right…and interested in what happens to the products they sell. Simply doesn’t seem about the money alone! I bought the sharpening set because it’s a form of meditation; a sort of spiritual thing. It you’re into this, don’t hesitate.
Great kit gives excellent results
I've never use whetstones to sharpen my knives and I'm so glad I bought this kit. First attempt gave me razor sharp, pop the hairs off your arm results. Good thing I got the kit as I needed to reflatten the 1000grit stone as I managed to cause a dip from sharpening small knives in one spot. Still got my training wheels on. Highly recommended.
Sharpening stone kit
Really good bit of gear
I used the sharpening stone on my dog clipper blades and I'm very pleased to say they they work a treat and I will no longer be paying $20 dollars a blade or have to drop them off and go and pick them up ever again. So far the blades are working better after I have sharpened them than when I sent them out. I'd recommend the kit to any one and every one with a fine sharpening job to do.
Package arrived super fast and I’ve been sharpening everything in sight. It’s taken a while to get some rather dull European knives sharp again, but absolutely worth the effort. Thanks