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Norton 24335 Japanese-Style Combination Waterstone 220/1000 Grit, 8-Inch by 3-Inch by 1-Inch
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|Brand Name||Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain|
|UPC||882457139577 , 614636243351 , 798527491820|
|EAN||5055732690659 , 0882457139577 , 0614636243351 , 0798527491820|
|Item Weight||1.25 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
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The 24335 Norton Japanese-style 220/1000-grit combination waterstone creates an abrasive slurry for effective sharpening, with 220 grit on one face for repairing a cutting edge, and 1000 grit on the opposite face for establishing cutting edges; this 1 x 8 x 3 inch (H x W x D) stone, suitable for bench use, cleans up easily with water, and comes encased in a blue plastic hinged box. (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.) The box protects the waterstone and provides a reservoir to keep it moist. The removable box lid, with no-slip rubber feet, acts as a sharpening station to hold the waterstone in place during bench use.
This synthetic waterstone is created by grading abrasive material to a consistent particle size and blending it with bonding agents. It is then molded and surface-finished. Waterstones have a finer grit and softer bond than oilstones, and use water as the lubricant to develop a slurry, a thin paste of abrasive grains and water that removes metal with less pressure than an oilstone requires. Cleanup is easier than with oil as lubricant. The use of waterstones originated in Japan, where such stones occur naturally. As a result, some synthetic waterstones may be called “Japanese-style.” However, whether natural or synthetic, and whether labeled “Japanese-style,” all waterstones have the same basic characteristics. This stone conforms to the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) for waterstones.
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
I quickly found the drawback in using waterstones, the wear factor.
The 220 side wore a "dish" in it after honing just one chisel (a new Stanley FatMax) and I realized this stone was going to wear out quick after truing it back up after each use.
I remembered 3M makes a Wet or Dry sandpaper that's much cheaper and so I bought a square foot piece of granite floor tile from a local home improvement store along with some 3M General Purpose Spray Adhesive.
The Wet or Dry paper works GREAT and I've since purchased finer grits of it as well and ditched using the wet-stones all together since they wear fast and are pricey.
The sandpaper method is much easier for me and cheaper, but I suppose it comes down to a matter of preference.
These stones are of good quality, so I can't speak negatively of them, but not sure they're the best route for sharpening chisels/planer blades over using wet or dry sandpaper glued to granite....
The only thing that I don't really like about the stone is that it requires flattening a lot, the 220 side specially. The more you flatten, the faster the stone will wear away. Mine is actually about half an inch thick now because I dished out the 220 side repairing a blade and had to remove so much to get it flat again. This might not be an issue for those that can find the flat spots to grind on, but I think if you're going to be sharpening a lot on the 220 side it might actually make more sense to just buy the solid grit 220 stone since you will need to flatten that side much more.
As far as how sharp it gets... There's way too many ego-inflating, nonsensical "sharpness" tests, and I'll tell you I've achieved most of them with just this stone alone. It will easily produce an edge that will "push-cut" through newspaper or cleanly shave hair off of dry skin with no flaking or catching, and will even split and whittle them if stopped a little afterward.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I only got to use this stone four times before I had flattened it so much it was gone. I sharpened three plane irons, and a set of (new) chisels. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's too soft to sharpen speed skates - put grooves in it first time I used it. Will use it to sharpen knives.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Does a great job for resetting an edge on a straight razor. It is the first step towards resharpening an old or dull blade.Published 9 months ago by BedNBiskit
this is a OK product not as good as other made in japan that I used beforePublished 14 months ago by Alan Mak