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Forum topic by Marc5 posted 01-05-2011 04:12 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2011 04:12 AM

I have been reading reviews on these stone and based on what I am reading they seem to be a very good water stone. I want to replace my 1000, 4000 & 8000 Norton stone with Naniwa 1000, 5000 & 12000 girt superstones. What is really appealing to me about the Naniwa stone is not having to soak the them, a couple drops of water and you are off and running. I am getting tired of the mess that goes along with soaking.

Has anyone out there used these stones and can provide some type of feedback or a mini review?


-- Marc

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 04:16 PM

I disappointed that no one has replied on this topic because I’m also interested. This post will get your topic back to the top.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 02:55 AM

Hi Rich

I am surprised with the large membership no one responded. Oh well, I am ordering them as soon as I finish this response and may do a review compared to Nortons. We will see.


-- Marc

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 03:23 AM

I just received a set of Naniwa stones that I ordered from Sharpening Supplies ( ) in Madison, Wisconsin. Mine are the combination stones they are now showing on back-order.

Haven’t had time to do much with them yet … but I did use them to lap the hollow chisels for my mortiser and sharpen the iron on my Stanley No 4. So far, they look terrific.

I will probably add the 8000 grit stone the next time SWMBO isn’t looking!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 03:57 AM

Marc5, I have been watching too. Surprised no one has any info :-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 05:21 AM

Their coarser stone tends to be soft.(200, 400,) Which can be a problem.
If the higher grits you are purchasing, you will be fine.

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