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Grindstone JE2 BE2.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava?


A grindstone is a weaponsmith's job site block, used to repair items and tools, or remove enchantments from them.


Natural generation[edit]

A grindstone generated inside a weaponsmith shelter structure.

Grindstones naturally generate at village weaponsmiths.



From block loot[edit]

A grindstone must be mined by a pickaxe or else it drops nothing.

Namespaced IDSourceIncorrect toolCorrect tool
blocks/grindstoneGrindstoneNothing (100%)1 (100%)


From crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Stone Slab +
Any Planks


Recipe becomes available after crafting stone slabs from stone, which can be acquired from cobblestone using smelting.



Interface for the grindstone

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 and 5% of the tool's maximum durability is added as a bonus, rounded down, as well that any non-curse enchantments on are removed upon performing the action, just like the crafting grid does (whether the 2x2 from the player's inventory or the 3x3 from the crafting table) but unlike it, it returns an amount of experience for each item, whether on top and/or bottom slots. 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, but not golden apple) 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. However, if the resulting item has curses, the prior work penalty is set to 1 with one curse, or 3 with both curses. 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:

Armor Leather Gold Chainmail Iron Diamond
Helmet 2 3 8 8 18
Chestplate 4 5 12 12 26
Leggings 3 5 11 11 24
Boots 3 4 9 9 21
Wood Gold Stone Iron Diamond
3 1 6 12 78
Miscellaneous Tools
Bow Crossbow Trident Shield Turtle Shell Elytra Carrot on a Stick Fishing Rod Shears Flint and Steel
19 16 12 16 13 21 1 3 11 3


Block Grindstone
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Block loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceIncorrect toolCorrect tool
blocks/grindstoneGrindstoneNothing (100%)1 (100%)


When removing enchantments from items, the player gains experience equal to the minimum modified enchantment level of that enchantment. The final amount is a uniformly-distributed random amount between half the resulting sum (rounded up) and the sum itself.

Changing profession[edit]

If a village has a grindstone that has not been claimed by a villager, any villager who didn't already pick a job site block has a chance to change their profession into weaponsmith.


The following sounds section uses an outdated format and should be redone using {{Sound table}}.
You can help by converting the contents of this section into a sound table template.
Examples can be seen at Bee#Sounds and Ladder#Sounds.
The wikicode should be laid out neatly as in these examples for improved readability.
Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.stone.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16
Grindstone used block.grindstone.use subtitles.block.grindstone.use ? ? ? 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Grindstonegrindstone block.minecraft.grindstone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric IDTranslation key

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
What the grindstone is attached to.
The direction the grindstone is facing.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a grindstone on the floor or ceiling.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
What the grindstone is attached to.
The direction the grindstone is facing.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a grindstone.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
DisenchantedUse a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item.20GBronze


Java Edition
1.1418w44aGrindstone JE1 BE1.png Added grindstones.
Grindstones are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and do not have any functionality.
18w45aAdded cullface argument to the feet of the grindstone.
18w48aGrindstone JE2 BE2.png The texture of grindstones has now been changed.
Added a crafting recipe for grindstones.
Grindstones are now functional and used to repair items and tools.
Grindstones can now remove all non-curse enchantments from an item, in which experience is reimbursed to the player.
Grindstones now spawn naturally in village blacksmiths.
19w03aAdded sounds for grindstones.
19w03cThe remaining missing cullface arguments for the grindstone have now been fixed up.[is this the correct version?]
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta JE1 BE1.png Added grindstones, but they have no functionality.
1.10.0beta can now generate in village weaponsmith houses.
Grindstone JE2 BE2.png The texture of grindstones has now been changed.
Added a crafting recipe for grindstones.
1.11.0beta are now functional.
Grindstones are no longer immune from explosions.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Grindstone JE1 BE1.png Added grindstones.
1.92Grindstone JE2 BE2.png The texture of grindstones has now been changed.


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