Norton 614636855653 IB8 1-by-2-by-8-Inch Fine/Coarse India Combination Oilstone, Red

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  • Crystolon Combination - for general sharpening when the speed of sharpening is more important than the fineness of the cutting edges. Crystolon-India Combination - producees strong, long-lasting, keen edges on tools. India Combination - produce strong, keen, long-lasting edges on quality tools. India-Soft Arkansas Combination - preferred by woodworkers for sharpening straight blades and gouges.
  • Binding:
    Unknown Binding
    EAN:
    0614636855653
    Label:
    Norton
    List Price:
    $25.48
    Manufacturer:
    Norton
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Product Group:
    BISS
    Product Type Name:
    ABRASIVES
    Publisher:
    Norton
    Studio:
    Norton
    Title:
    Norton 614636855653 IB8 1-by-2-by-8-Inch Fine/Coarse India Combination Oilstone, Red
    Feature:
    Engineered technical abrasive for aggressive sharpening
    UPC:
    614636855653
    Brand:
    Norton
    MPN:
    547-61463685565
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Height:
    9.25 inches
    Length:
    1.13 inches
    Weight:
    1.58 pounds
    Width:
    2.19 inches
    Material Type:
    aluminum_oxide
    Material Type Set Element:
    aluminum_oxide
    Model:
    614636855653
    Color:
    Red

Recent User Reviews

  1. scott livesey
    "Go stone for knife maintenance"
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Performance:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Purchase Price:
    $23.30
    Pros - easy to use, wears slowly, excellent value
    Cons - an oilstone so it can get messy
    A basic oil stone for knife maintenance.  I use the coarse side for setting initial bevels and repairing blade damage.   The coarse side is P150 and is grey  I use the fine side to finish the edge.   the fine side is P400 and is orange  I own one IB8 and four of the six inch IB6.  I went to an 8" stone as it is easier to use for larger (over 6") blades.

    These are oil stones and work best when there is a thin film of oil on the stone.  I use food grade mineral oil and in a pinch have used vegetable cooking oil.  Oil seems to do the best job of keeping swarf(the steel you have removed from the blade) in suspension.  Norton India stones use aluminum oxide abrasive and work well for all types of knives.  the India stones do not make a slurry commonly seen with Japanese water stones, where the first part of sharpening is making a slurry.  They wear very slowly.  After time, the stone will seem to be finer, as the abrasive has started to break down.  I resurface at this point.  I use a slurry of extra coarse (40 grit) silicon carbide and oil on a flat piece of steel.  work the stone in the slurry until the entire surface has been scrubbed.  clean off slurry then scrub the stone with mineral spirits or hot soap and water.  

    I use this stone in a fixture or in a pinch I lay it on a damp towel on table or countertop.  i do this so i can use both hands to hold and move the knife against the stone.  One of the issues when using this stone is there is no built in guide to maintain edge angle.
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