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Forum topic by Willeh posted 01-22-2012 03:43 PM 1319 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Willeh

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01-22-2012 03:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sharpening

Few weeks ago I got a Norton 1000/8000 combo waterstone which i’ve liked quite a bit so far. After my 3rd use, the two halves of the stone separated… Are they supposed to do that or is it OK that they do that (I find they are a bit thin/flexible now that they are in 2 pieces, or should I be making a trip to lee valley to exchange it?

Thanks!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "


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#1 posted 01-22-2012 03:50 PM

if they were meant to be separated then they would come that way, take it back

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 03:51 PM

Good enough for me. Thanks!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 07:38 PM

are they “made in the USA or Mexico”? I have heard horror stories about the mexico ones. BTW, I have the same ones from Mexico. :(

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 07:47 PM

It’s just glue. I glued a full-size Norton stone to a piece of plywood
and it has held up for years. Yeah, maybe you should take it back
since it is convenient for you but maybe it’s designed that way for
users who want to separate them.

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 07:58 PM

Will, mine did the same thing. I didn’t really care and kept them like that. I noticed no difference in performance, no biggie for me.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 08:24 PM

i guess there’s a reason I only buy single grit stones….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 08:38 PM

Take it back -
They should be fully sintered together after he powder was pressed – so delamination indicates a major screw-up.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 06:15 PM

KenBry: The 1000 Grit is apparently made in Mexico and the 8000 Grit is made in USA, unsure of where they are assembled tho. I did end up taking it back as i had reason to go to lee valley to pick up some new chisels. Havent tried the new one yet but I hope it holds up better.

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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