|Review by CypressAndPine||posted 07-18-2013 03:53 AM||3165 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
I just received my set of Naniwa Super Stones. I got a 1000, 3000, & 8000 grit stone. I also got the Norton flattening stone. The stones were very flat and ready to use out the box. They come mounted in a cheap plastic base, but it seems sufficient. The supposed advantage of the superstones is that they don’t need to pre-soak. You just add water and sharpen. I purchased them from Sharpening Supplies online. I paid about $140 for the set.
I immediately sharpened my #4 bailey plane. I wanted to start fresh so i used 120-600 grit sand paper to establish a new primary bevel. I sharpened through the 3 stones quickly. They really remove steel fast for such fine grits. It puts a nice mirror finish on the iron. I put a secondary bevel on the iron with just a few strokes and it shaves better than a razor. No complaints here.
-- Cypress Jake, New Orleans