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Norton Crystolon Combination Oilstone, Fine/Coarse, 1 x 2 x 8"
|Price:||$21.18 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain|
|UPC||614636854557 , 028000240363|
|EAN||5055732690512 , 0614636854557 , 5055769926165 , 0028000240363|
|Item Weight||1.36 pounds|
|Material Type||Silicon Carbide|
|Number of Items||1|
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The Norton Crystolon 100/280-grit combination oilstone is made of silicon carbide with 100 grit on one face for repairing cutting edges and 280 grit on the opposite face for sharpening and maintaining them; it sharpens to moderate tolerances with minimal loading when it is more important to sharpen the blade quickly than to produce a fine cutting edge. 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 silicon carbide stone is fast cutting, and offers effective sharpening, even under light pressure. It is created by grading silicon carbide 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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Top Customer Reviews
If you have some Arkansas stones, for example, then you need this for coarser work such as reshaping bevels, taking out nicks, erasing the factory machine marks on your edge, and so on. Crystolon (Norton's name for Silicon Carbide, aka Carborundum) removes steel much, much faster than any natural stone.
Conversely, if you get one of these, then you should supplement it with some finer grits, such as a few grades of Arkansas stone or Japanese waterstone. The combo oilstone alone will get a knife or tool started but won't get it truly sharp.
This Norton stone arrives nice and flat, with none of the irregularities you find on cheaper stones. It also wears or "dishes" more slowly than coarse waterstones do.
Best of all, it's presoaked with oil. You would be amazed at how much honing oil a dry stone will soak up.
I use Norton honing oil on mine. It is just the right consistency to float away abraded metal and stone debris.
To clean it, you just flood the surface with honing oil and squeegee it off with a finger.
The coarse side is about 100 grit (USA), and the finer side is more in the neighborhood of 220.
You might notice that Norton sells a combo India (aluminum oxide, aka corundum) stone of the same dimensions. That stone is less aggressive and just a bit finer. I use both, but I favor the Cystolon because it makes faster work of major repairs.
Considering that your coarsest grit gets the most use, the price makes this an incredible bargain. I've been using mine fairly heavily for years. Everyone with a kitchen or a workshop needs one of these.
This is easy to use and I love the duality. I use it every week on different items and it sharpens some things better than new. I don't think it will ever wear out. But if it does, I'm buying another Norton sharpening stone, by crackie!
If you need to remove machine , milling mark on flat surfaces this will do the job for sure.
This isn't just for knife blade work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great stone for roughing in a badly damaged blade. I used one as the first step to put an edge back together from pocket knive that had been used as a bottle opener on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by natex
If you really just want a sharp knife, as in one that will rip right into a over ripe tomato then this is the stone to use, Don't waste your money on all those way over priced... Read morePublished 8 months ago by norm a.
I love this stone it is so easy to use my blades are like new thank you PS go on YouTube to how it's donePublished 12 months ago by Nancy W.
Cuts extremely fast. Leaves a rough usable edge. Wouldn't use it as a final stone, but if you've got extremely dull knives or need to completely re-profile the edge angle, this is... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jon