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Norton Waterstone, 220 grit, 1" x 3" x 8" in Blue Plastic Hinged Box
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Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain|
|UPC||614636895055 , 798527402543|
|EAN||0614636895055 , 0798527402543|
|Item Weight||1.91 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
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The Norton 220-grit waterstone creates an abrasive slurry for effective sharpening, with 220 grit for repairing steel 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. 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
Soak the stone for 15 minutes, then have plenty of water by you to keep both the stone and the knife wet. It's the slurry that actually sharpens the knife. This is only for knives that have chipped edges or absolutely no edge at all like my cleaver. Take the time to watch some videos on youtube. There are a few different techniques shown, but my favorite was a guy speaking Japanese but you could watch the movements he was making.
Also, I use the Norton Flattening stone to flatten this stone and it works GREAT! For all other grits of stone, I use Silicone Carbide Sandpaper.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cuts fast, dishes faster. This stone will not last very long at all..... However the speed at which it cuts makes it a good deal as it is fairly inexpensive compared to traditional... Read morePublished 23 months ago by chris minnucci
Purchased and used this stone for grinding primary bevels on plane blades and chisels. I got next to zero cutting from the stone, yet it wore extraordinarily fast. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Gordon Sindelar
First of all for those of you that are not familiar with water stones. They do cut very fast and work very, very well. But, the stones do wear down fast!! Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Tim C
First off, I'll say this product arrived as advertised, and performed well. I can't really complain about the tool's quality or other attribute. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Ted L.