- Combination oilstone has 100 grit on one face for repairing steel cutting edges and 320 grit on the opposite face for sharpening and maintaining them
- Aluminum oxide produces durable, smooth-cutting edges, and is preferred for close tolerances
- Prefilled with oil to allow lubricant to stay on surface during sharpening
- 1 x 8 x 2 inch (H x W x D) size makes this stone suitable for use as a bench sharpener for knives and tools
- Oilstone is more durable and harder than a waterstone
Norton 614636855653 IB8 1-by-2-by-8-Inch Fine/Coarse India Combination Bench stone
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|Brand Name||Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain|
|UPC||614636855653 , 640026932215 , 885195136914 , 887706943547|
|EAN||0885195136914 , 5971459010306 , 9377422286857 , 0614636855653 , 5971459009256 , 0640026932215 , 0887706943547|
|Item Weight||1.59 pounds|
|Material Type||Aluminum Oxide (Alumina)|
|Number of Items||1|
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The Norton 614636855653 IB8 India 100/320-grit combination oilstone is made of aluminum oxide with 100 grit on one face for repairing steel cutting edges and 320 grit on the opposite face for sharpening and maintaining them; it produces durable, smooth-cutting edges, and is preferred for close tolerances. This oilstone is used to restore cutting edges on straight-edged tools, such as chisels, knives, plane blades, and precision instruments. The stone is prefilled with oil to save time and eliminate the need to presoak it prior to use. The oil prevents metal from bonding with the abrasive surface by flushing away dislodged abrasive and metal chips.
This aluminum oxide stone has a tough fracture- and wear-resistant grit that is more durable than silicon carbide and capable of sharpening to very close tolerances. It is created by grading aluminum oxide to a consistent particle size and blending it with bonding agents. It is then molded and surface-finished. This 1 x 8 x 2 inch (H x W x D) stone, suitable for bench use, is harder and more durable than a waterstone. (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) It conforms to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) abrasive grit standards.
Sharpening stones, or whetstones, are abrasive surfaces used to sharpen and hone the edges of steel cutting implements, such as chisels, knives, scissors, hand scrapers, and plane blades. Sharpening is the process of creating or re-establishing a cutting edge by grinding away portions of the metal to adjust the angle of the edge and reform the shape. Honing removes small imperfections. Stones can be flat, for working flat edges, or shaped, for edges that are more complex. Sharpening stones are made of natural or synthetic materials that range from softer to harder, and are categorized by the size of their abrasive particles, known as grit. A stone with a coarser grit is used when more metal needs to be removed (e.g., when sharpening a nicked or very dull blade); the stone with the finest grit produces the sharpest edge. Where numbers are assigned to specify grit, they range from coarser grit (low) to finer grit (high). Some sharpening stones are designed for use with a lubricating liquid, some can be used dry, and others can be used either wet or dry. When used with lubricating liquid, a sharpening stone can be called a waterstone or an oilstone, based on the lubricant required.
Norton Abrasives manufactures sanding, grinding, and polishing abrasives, and has been located in the United States since 1885. Norton, now a brand of Saint-Gobain, meets ISO 9000 and 14001 certification for quality and environmental management standards.
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As the other reviewer said, if you know how to sharpen a knife properly, this is one of the best stones on the market.
I've tried just about every gimmick "sharpening system" on the market, and I still always go back to my two-sided Norton stone. A good butcher's steel is also a must have item. My dad was a butcher, and he taught me the art of sharpening knives. It takes practice and perseverance, but it really pays off when you get a quality edge on a good knife. Keep it touched up with the steel, and you'll seldom have to take the stone out of the drawer.
When using this stone, you put oil on the side you are using and sharpen with the oil. The oil basically lubricates the sharpening process. You can use a couple of types of oil on the stone. Norton makes a specifically sharpening oil, I myself use 3-1 oil. It doesn't take much oil to get the stone going, though if you put to little the blade won't glide smoothly over the stone. Its easy to figure out.
There are I think 4 types of oil stones; Crystolon stones, India stones, Hard Black Arkansas stones and Translucent Arkansas stones. 'Hard black' and 'Translucent' Arkansas stones are FINISHING stones, where as Crystolon and India stones are Sharpening 'Oil' stones. Crystolon stones have the lowest grit-concentration, India is somewhat higher, where as 'Hard black' and Translucent' are considerably higher. Ideally, when sharpening a knife with Oil stones, you are supposed to progress from the Crystolon stone to the India stone and then to either Hard Black or Translucent Arkansas to finish the blade. Translucent has even more grit than Hard Black but is quite expensive, easily over 100 for a stone.
Finishing stones are to be used AFTER honing your blade on a sharpening stone, if you want. They bring the knife's blade to that extra level called 'scary sharp', the kind of sharpness that shaves hair off your arm.
I love this Norton India stone. It nicely prepared my Benchmade N680 for the 'Hard Black' Arkansas stone.Read more ›
When sharpening any edge tools, such as a plane or chisel, ideally the stones need to be perfectly flat. My old Norton stones are, or are close to it.
I found this stone to be less than un-flat-- it's surfaces were actually semi elliptical (the surface curves steeply at the ends). A straight edge is not needed to see how far out these stones are, as it is apparent to the naked eye.
I am sure with a lapping plate and some carbourndum powder, this can be a great stone, I was just not willing to put that much work into an extra bench stone. I sent this junk back.
As a knife sharpening stone, I am sure it will work just fine.
My old Norton stones were made in The States. These new stones are made in Mexico.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great course and fine sharpening blade for home and hobby knives. Using some sharpening oil will help with the process.Published 1 day ago by Joe
Very good stone for sharpening knives and it comes pre-soaked with oil.Published 2 months ago by Larry R. Pace
great stone, colors aren't as shown but works great for repairing chipped cutting surfaces received in one piecePublished 2 months ago by Phil Walker
Great sharpening stone. This is a good size for up to 8 inch knives, plenty for most people. You should rarely need the coarse side except for grinding out chips and gouges. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tim Connel