#3000 Cerax Waterstone by Suehiro

$97 AUD

Beginning with the #3000 grit stone, the Cerax range enters the realm of honing and polishing. A polished finish can be achieved with a steady hand and flat bevel on the #3000, and if the back has been well flattened, the edge should be able to take hair.

Suehiro's Cerax water stones are are some of the finest quality Japanese sharpening stones to be found on the market. Cerax's premium ceramic abrasive works quickly even when presented with very hard steels, while the stones' binder finds a neat compromise between revealing fresh abrasive and reducing excessive wear.

Thanks to its excellent efficiency and durability, the Cerax range has won accolades both in Japan and around the world, and is now Europe's most popular water stone series.


  • 3000 grit
  • Dimensions of 207mm x 70mm x 20mm
  • Housing with rubber feet for stability while sharpening and ease of storage
  • Protective cover for storage

*Submerge stone in water for at least 5-10 minutes prior to use.

Do not keep this stone in water for long periods of time.

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.

Shipping Charges:

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.

Within Australia:

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:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

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:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

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)

Plastic-free Policy:

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 info@japanesetools.com.au 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 info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

Sorry, we can't exchange gift cards.

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aaron n.

cerax #3000

Hi, this stone, along with the cerax #8000 and a #3000 nagura was a birthday present to myself having only recently started taking wood work and joinery techniques seriously and i could not be happier. Everything, especially the help and advice over the phone, price, to the shipping time to the products themselves, everything is faultless. the only addition i will be making for the time being is one of their #800. I only wish i knew who it was who helped me order, their knowledge of their products is outstanding and genuinely nice to talk to. thank you guys i couldn't recommend you enough

Ken S.

It seems I ordered 2

It seems I ordered 2 x 1000 stones.

Darcy K.

Cerax waterstone

This 8000 grit stone is excellent for putting a polish on my plane blades chisels and knives.The service from Japanese Tools is also excellent,a real pleasure. Cheers.

Grant M.

Cerax Waterstone #3000

Great stone!

Kate Adamson

Top Quality stone

I just broke in my new 3000 grit Cerax water stone to put the final edge on a vintage "Ouchi" Ori Nomi (Bench Chisel). This stone really is bliss to use I find it much harder than my old 1200 grit King stone. It now makes me want to get the 1000 and 6000 grit as well. The design is fantastic the casing and base make it really stable to use. Thanks to Christian and the team for another fantastic product. I really recommend this product for any one wanting to get a truly razor sharp edge.

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