Tool Test: Norton’s Newest Stone a Good Combination of Grits

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 30

From the February 2005 issue #146
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Most people will tell you that sharpening is like sanding – you must progress through several grits for good results. After a year of experimenting, I’ve found that when honing the tiny secondary bevel on chisels and plane irons, you can go straight from a #1,000-grit stone to a superfine #8,000-grit polishing stone and still get a superb edge. (I do find that a #4,000-grit stone helpful when preparing the backs of chisels or plane irons, however.)

Now Norton Abrasives has developed a new combination waterstone that allows you to do this operation with a single stone.

From the February 2005 issue #146
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