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|This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.|
A grindstone must be mined by a pickaxe or else it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Stone Slab +
When used, a GUI is displayed with two input slots and one output slot.
Putting two damaged items of the same type as inputs combines their durabilities to form a new item in the output slot. 5% of the tool's maximum durability is added as a bonus, rounded down. Any non-curse enchantments on the top item are removed upon performing the action, returning an amount of experience for each. This can range from just a few points for low-level enchantments such as Efficiency I or Protection I, to a large amount of experience for higher ones. The bottom input item is sacrificed in this operation.
A single enchanted (book and weapon) item can also be placed in either input slot, which removes its non-curse enchantments, returning an amount of experience for each, without repairing it or sacrificing another item.
Using a grindstone removes any prior work penalty the item has. Grindstones do not remove items' custom names.
If the action is not applicable (e.g. the two inputs are different items), the arrow displays a red cross, like that of the anvil.
The following tables show the durability bonuses of various items:
|Bow||Crossbow||Trident||Shield||Turtle Shell||Elytra||Carrot on a Stick||Fishing Rod||Shears||Flint and Steel|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|face||What the grindstone is attached to.|
|facing||The direction the grindstone is facing.|
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a grindstone on the floor or ceiling.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Disenchanted||Use a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item.||No||PS4||Yes||No||20G||Bronze|
|Grindstones are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and do not have any functionality.|
|18w45a||Added cullface argument to the feet of the grindstone.|
|18w48a||Changed the grindstone's texture.|
|Added crafting recipe.|
|Grindstones are now functional, used to repair items and tools.|
|Grindstones can remove all non-curse enchantments from an item, in which experience is reimbursed to the player.|
|Grindstones now spawn naturally in village blacksmiths.|
|19w03a||Added sounds for Grindstones.|
|19w03c||Fixed up the remaining missing cullface arguments for the grindstone.|
|1.9.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Added grindstones, but they have no functionality.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Grindstones can now generate in village weaponsmith houses.|
|Changed the grindstone's texture.|
|Added crafting recipe.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added grindstone functionality.|
|Grindstones are no longer immune from explosions.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.92||Changed the grindstone's texture.|