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SB2 Double Diamond Sharpening Station

2 Diamond Grades, Side By Side – The Complete Sharpening Kit

Show your tools some serious love

Welcome The SB2, also known as “The little brother of the BIG DAWG.”

Near 2 years ago. We launched the Side by Side (SBS): a 6 Stage – 3 Grade Diamond Sharpening Station that put the W in Woah that’s loaded! The SB2 is it’s slightly more modest 4 Stage Sharpening Sibling. All the goodness that made the SBS our best-selling Diamond Stone ever; with 2 Diamond Grades and 2 Finishing Strops.

Our mantra of continual improvement now has every SB solid aluminum base, precision milled flat before bonding the impressively durable monocrystalline diamond grade on board. As well as our 30 year anniversary celebration “Lint Free Cloth” tucked in our fabulously Tough Ass Case.

Never let it be said that M.POWER doesn’t know how to party!

Description

MPOWER brings forth the New SB2 ensuring “A Lifetime of Sharpness” with a lifelong companion. No longer will you have to throw away a pricey tool due to minor wear and tear. With MP’s innovative manufacturing process, damaged diamond surfaces can be easily replaced by the user. With any replacement plates sent free of charge within the first 10 years. After that you’re on your own.

Dimensions:

  • Overall Size: 8 x 8 1/4 Inches
  • Diamond Surface: 2x 8 x 2.75 Inches
  • Total Diamond Surface: 44 Square Inches
  • Weight: 2.1/2lb (1.1kg) excluding Ancillaries:
  • Gross Weight: 4.1lb (1.85kg)

10-Year Bench Stone Guarantee: Our new SB2 Bench Stone Plates are built to withstand the toughest conditions, backed by a hassle-free 10-Year Guarantee (over twice the industry norm). Even after years of regular sharpening, MPOWER offers FREE replacement Diamond Plates with FREE shipping within the 48 contiguous states*. (*An “at cost delivery charge” may apply for deliveries outside the 48 US states)

Complete Sharpening Package The SB2 stands as the 2nd most comprehensive sharpening package globally. The process of properly sharpening a tool, whether it’s a ¼” bevel edge chisel or a plane iron, entails multiple essential elements, all ingeniously combined in the SB2 and stored in the tough ass carry case.

What’s Included:

  • The NEW SB2 is equipped with 2 grades of diamond surface and is offered in 3 models
    A 300 > 1200#
    B 600 > 1200#
    C 300 > 600#.
  • 2 Magnetic Leather Strop Covers for quick attachment and removal, featuring 2 different Leathers – Firm and Soft.
  • 2 Uniquely formulated grades of Polishing Wax corresponding to the grade option chosen – 1800#, 2500#, and 5000#.
  • 1 30ml Fully synthetic diamond lapping fluid.
  • Diamond Stone Cleaning Block.
  • 2ft x 1ft plus Lint Free Cleaning Towel
  •  All of this goodness comes neatly organized in a custom-built tough ass Canvas Storage Case.

Easier Operation:  Simple and Efficient Unlike traditional double-sided 8” diamond stones that require setup for each grade, the SB2 sits ready on your bench, offering 2 sharpening grades of diamond Side by Side. Additionally, it’s the first diamond stone to feature 2 real leather-topped magnetic protective covers with 2 grades of leather – Firm and Soft. Thus, you can seamlessly transition from 2-grade sharpening to 2-grade strop finishing without interruption.

Innovation Galore: The SB2 is loaded with industry-first features:

  • Choose 2 grades of Diamond Stone with a combo from the 3 different grades 300#, 600#, and 1200# along with 2 of the 3 grades of Polishing Wax – 1800#, 2500#, and 5000#.
  • First Diamond Stone with easily replaceable diamond surfaces.
  • First Diamond Stone with built-in Leather Strop Cover.
  • First Diamond Stone with an interconnected nonlinear and terribly handsome diamond recess pattern for swarf removal and bragging rights.
  • First Diamond Stone with a base larger than the diamond surface for enhanced stability.

Manufacturing Excellence MPOWER has perfected a unique manufacturing process for diamond stones. Six years ago, we introduced high-tolerance aluminum extruded cores with 3M adhesive-bonded electroplated diamond plates, resulting in the flattest diamond stones available with an impressive corner to corner tolerance of +/- 0.00175”.

Made in the UK. Every SB2 is proudly crafted in our factory in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Throughout the manufacturing process, each stone undergoes 11 rigorous quality assurance tests to ensure it meets the highest standards of excellence.

Functions

The versatility of the SB2 extends to sharpening a wide array of tools, encompassing:

  1. Bevel-edged chisels of any size.
  2. Carving tools.
  3. Plane blades or irons.
  4. Certain types of turning tools.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Kitchen knives.
  7. Hunting knives.
  8. Drilling bits.

With its capability to sharpen such a diverse range of tools, the SB2 proves itself invaluable in various applications.

Features

The “Forever Diamond Stone” offers a comprehensive sharpening solution with the following features:

  • Three SB2 models grade options are available: A 300# >600# B 600# >1200# C 300# >1200#.ensuring the right combo for you.
  • Utilizes monocrystalline diamond for efficient sharpening.
  • Replaceable diamond surfaces, provide a cost-effective solution to the built-in obsolescence of regular Diamond Stones
  • CNC machining of the base surfaces ensures a stone flatness of +/- 0.00175″, ideal for precise sharpening.
  • Equipped with two “on-board” click-on, click-off magnetic leather strop covers, offering both firm and soft leather options for the perfect Strop finish.
  • Includes two grades of polishing wax from 1800, 2500, and 5000 grit, matching the diamond grade SB2 of your choice for achieving an achingly wicked edge
  • Comes cozied up in a tough storage case for all-in-one place sharpening.
  • Includes 30ml of fully synthetic lapping fluid for optimal sharpening performance.
  • Backed by an industry-leading 10-year guarantee for peace of mind.
  • Features a unique sexy interconnected nonlinear diamond recess pattern for your pleasure also ensuring excellent swarf removal.
  • The base is machined and anodized in aluminum, larger in size than the diamond surfaces, providing ground hogging stability during the sharpening process.
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Instructions
FAQ, Hints & Tips

Bedding In
All new diamond stones from any manufacturer will feel very coarse to the touch regardless of the micron or grit size of the diamond. This is quite normal and after the first couple of times being used, the stone will bed in and the difference in grit can be noted by touch alone. However there’s a grit number on it just to confirm what you thought.

No Pressure
An easy light pressured sharpening stroke is all that is required to gain optimal abrasion rates from any stone in the Diamond Cross range. Excessive pressure is not recommended as it can literally tear the diamond particles from the nickel plated bed.

Lubrication
We recommend using our unique fully synthetic lubricant.

Dangerous Tools
Warning all the tools mentioned in the above text are very dangerous in the hands of the young, inexperienced or untrained. We highly recommend only experienced users attempt to sharpen tools.

 

Contents & Spares

BOX CONENTS

  • 1 x 8” SB2 Diamond stone (300/1200# | 300/600# or 600/1200#)
  • 2 x Real Leather Strops
  • 2 x Strop Polishing Wax Bars 2.1 oz
  • 1 x 30ml Synthetic Lapping Fluid
  • 1 x Cleaning Block
  • 1 x Storage Case
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

SYNTHETIC LAPPING FLUID

Active Ingredients Content %
2,2′-OXYBISETHANOL < 0.05
amine carboxylate mixture < 0.05
2-Aminoethanol < 0.05
Glycerine < 0.05
Pyridine-2-thiol 1-oxide, sodium salt < 0.05
1,2-propandiol < 0.01

 

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