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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
Part Number 61463689505
Color Grey
UPC 614636895055 , 798527402543
EAN 0614636895055 , 0798527402543
Item Weight 1.91 pounds
Number of Items 1
UNSPSC Code 27111908

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Product Features

  • Waterstone to create abrasive slurry for effective sharpening with less pressure than an oilstone requires
  • 220 grit for repairing steel cutting edges
  • 1 x 8 x 3 inch (H x W x D) size is suitable for use as a bench stone for knives and tools
  • Cleans up easily with water as lubricant instead of oil
  • Blue plastic hinged box with no-slip rubber feet can be used as holder for the stone during sharpening

Product Description

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

Norton@ 220 grit Waterstones are the coarsest stones in the series. They are used to repair large nicks or to change the shape of a blade. Because they are so porous, they need to have water splashed on their surface often. Norton@ Waterstones were rated the Best Waterstones by Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking. Created by a Norton@ engineeer, who is also a dedicated woodworker and bladesmith, Norton@ Waterstones combine craftsmanship with the latest abrasive technology to produce a truly superior sharpening system.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00067ZSLI
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  • Item model number: 61463689505
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,213 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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I hate to give anything a not so great rating but for me this stone just did not take metal off as quickly as I thought it would. this was my first waterstone so that could just be me. but the finish it left on the metal was very nice just to slow for me personally.
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I have some dull chipped knives. They just are not worth the cost to sharpen them. I had a Chinese cleaver that was so dull, it was a paper weight. This stone is fantastic, especially for the price and size.
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.
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Stone's 220 grit wears fairly quickly. I had a number of plane blades that needed serious remediation, so i needed to re-flaten stone several times which was easily accomplished with a flat piece of honed granite, a reference square and some 220 sandpaper. I think the beauty of the waterstone sharpening really appears in the higher grit stones i.e. 1000 and 4000. After the 4000 (where i initially stopped) under a magnifying glass you really can see how the scratches disappear and a true polished edge appears. Lee valley tool has a great reference article on the wear patterns and efficacy of different waterstone types, read it before you buy.
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By rfs45 on January 10, 2014
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This stone is very useful in getting a rough edge when your tool is harmed or if you need to get a different angle. This is my 2nd one. I am pleased with it and found it much better than diamond stones that cost much much more.
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Got this to flatten chisel faces and shape chisel and plane bevels. Well, I just flattened 9 chisels in record time. My coarse diamond stone will now be used mostly for flattening my water stones. This stone cuts very fast and very well, but goodness does it wear quickly. It makes a huge messy slurry in no time, and if you flush that it cuts very fast. The only thing is that it seems to need flattening every couple of minutes of use. Make sure you have some way to flatten it or you'll be putting curves in everything you try to shape. It's worth it for the time it saves though.
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I believe the fast wear of this stone is due to my poor, amateur technique. But I have no complaints of the amount of metal it is able to remove.

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.
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