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Japanese Medium Waterstone - 1000 grit Extra Large

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Japanese Medium Waterstone - 1000 grit Extra Large

Rutlands    Part No. JP1406
The 1000 grit is perfect for use on edges that have only just dulled and there is a slight but noticeable drop in performance. Used in the intermediate stages of restoring an edge or in the primary stage of sharpening a dulled edge, these man made Japanese waterstones will turn a dull edge into a sharp one very quickly. The soft bonding compound releases the suspended abrasive particles very easily for rapid, clog free cutting.

This extra large stone is excellent value for money for anyone who needs to do a lot of sharpening or who sharpens larger blades such as planer blades. Dimensions:230 x 100 x 80mm Unlike other synthetic sharpening stones which consist of a single abrading agent, these Japanese water stones consist of aluminium oxide, carbide and nitride particles fused together.

This blend is then mixed with a clay like bonder and baked at high temperatures to form the sharpening stone. The resultant stone is soft but sharpens very quickly. The soft bonding clay allows the abrasive particles to release very easily when the stone is soaked in water. This gives the user a constant supply of fresh cutting surfaces with which to grind, sharpen and hone their tools.

Man has been sharpening edge tools with stones for thousands of years. Until very recently, the stones used were mined or quarried in specific parts of the world where the local stone exhibited all the necessary qualities required of a good sharpening stone, including and most importantly a consistent grit size. With the introduction of new technologies, it was possible to create synthetic sharpening stones with specific grit sizes using a mixture of abrasive compounds suspended in a soft bonding material.

As the supply of the premium quality natural stone has become depleted and almost exhausted, man made sharpening stones have have become more popular. Now favoured by many over the natural stones, when you purchase a synthetic Japanese sharpening stone you are guaranteed a stone with a uniform grit size that will produce consistent, high quality results when sharpening and will not vary in quality from stone to stone.

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  • Brand Rutlands
    Country of Origin Japan
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    Written By: Alan Routley
    Bought this larger stone as thought would get more use out of it, excellent value for money. Means I can maintain my knives and chisels easily. You should do more of these larger stones
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