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Forum topic by Willeh posted 950 days ago 1120 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Willeh

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950 days ago

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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cutmantom

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#1 posted 950 days ago

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

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Willeh

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#2 posted 950 days ago

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 948 days ago

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 948 days ago

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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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paratrooper34

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#5 posted 948 days ago

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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Chris

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#6 posted 948 days ago

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 948 days ago

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

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Willeh

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#8 posted 945 days ago

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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