Introducing Norton's premier system for sharpening woodworking tools, knives, cutlery and other blades. Their synthetic waterstones can produce a surface that is almost unbelievably bright and chrome-like while putting a legendary edge on cutting tools.
- Coarser grit stones are used to remove nicks and for first step sharpening of badly dulled tools
- Mid-range grits, 1000 and 4000 take that shaped edge to a very sharp edge
- 8000 grit is the finishing stone that brings your final cutting edge up and completely removes scratches from the surface
- Care must be used to keep from moving coarser grits onto the surface of finer stones, so each tool must be carefully wiped down before it is moved up a step in the sharpening process
- Prior to use, stones should be immersed in water for 10 minutes and kept wet during sharpening
- 8000 grit polishing stone needs only a splash of water on the surface to cut properly
- Stones quickly expose a fresh cutting surface for use, which over time creates a sort of dish effect
- Stones may need flattening with some frequency
- All are 1" x 3" x 8"
The double grit stones reduce the cost of getting started with waterstones, while providing a full selection of grits.