This holder is a must when sharpening. Easy to adjust and secure the stone. Also really great that it doesn’t slide when sharpening (rubber base) ! Lol ! I decided to get a selection of stones from Paul’s and a holder. I have my go to stone already at home, but I never really had a good base to hold onto it. I bought the Traditional Series 220, 1000, 2000, and this Whetstone Holder. I had already purchased the 6000 from Paul’s before. Same great service this time around, just like last time. Very fast ! Surprisingly ! Excellent to deal with. Thank you Paul for providing me with such a high quality holder and stones, and for such an affordable price ! Stones that you already have at home would lock into this holder no problem. If you can afford it, buy some excellent quality stones here at Paul’s because they fit perfectly for the ones that I bought. This holder is designed to do what it’s supposed to do. Finally, it’s easy to sharpen something without having it move around at times. Treat yourself to some comfort, and buy this holder. Thank you Paul’s !