Minecraft Grindstone

How do you build a grindstone in Minecraft? What is the grindstone good for at all? Read here to gain a little overview.

Grindstone Minecraft Overview

  • 2 important functions: Disenchant or repair items
  • Easy to craft
  • Get experience points back 

How to make a grindstone in Minecraft

Making a grindstone is pretty simple. You just need two wooden planks (color doesn’t matter), two sticks and a stone slab. The wooden boards are placed in the lower corners on the left and right side of the workbench, the sticks directly above and the stone plate in the middle.

Minecraft Grindstone Recipe:

2 wooden planks (any) + 2 sticks + stone slab = Grindstone

If you don’t want to build your own grindstone, you can search for and mine grindstones in villages. You can usually find grindstones at weaponsmiths.

How to use a grindstone in Minecraft

Surprisingly, the grindstone is not known by many players, although it has two important uses: First, it can disenchant weapons, and second, it can improve and repair weapons and tools.

This makes the grind stone the “little brother” of the anvil, which also improves weapons, but instead of disenchanting them, enchants them.

Therefore, the grindstone (like the anvil) has an inventory, which can hold weapons and tools.

How to disenchant with grindstone

If you want to disenchant a weapon, you put it into the grindstone inventory and it will be disenchanted automatically. You’ll get your experience points back.

Fun Fact: While enchanting and repairing an anvil costs experience, repairing and disenchanting a grindstone is free and you receive experience points back.

How to repair with grindstone

If you own worn out tools or weapons you can add two of them to the grindstone inventory. This creates a new tool/weapon by combining the two durability percentages and adding an additional 5% durability.

For example, if you put two 30% pickaxes in the grindstone inventory, you get back a 65% pickaxe (30%+30%+ additional 5%). So, it pays off to use the grindstone to repair!

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