A grindstone in Minecraft repairs weapons, armor, and items and removes enchantments. Grindstones can be found in villages and grindstones can be crafted. In villages, grindstones are weaponsmith job blocks.
Grindstones versus Anvils
The difference between a grindstone and an anvil is the anvil retains the enchantments on items during repair while a grindstone removes the enchantments. Grindstones are free to use and remove the item work penalty while an anvil costs experience and increases the work penalty of an item,
How to Use an Grindstone
Repairing with a Grindstone
To use a Minecraft grindstone place two of the same item in the input slots and the grindstone. The grindstone will repair the items by combining the items into a single item. The repaired item will have durability equal to the durability of both input items combined plus five percent up to maximum durability of the item.
A grindstone is an efficient way to repair armor or weapons that you have crafted and have multiple copies of.
Removing Enchantments with a Grindstone
To disenchant an item place it in either input slot of a grindstone. The enchantment will be removed from the output item. The grindstone will not remove curses. If want to remove a curse, use a crafting table.
How to Make a Grindstone in Minecraft
- Step 1 – Gather the materials
The grindstone crafting recipe requires 2 sticks, 2 planks and a stone slab.
- Step 2 – Combine sticks, planks, and a stone slab.
Place the materials in the crafting table in the order shown below with the stone slab in the center slot.