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Forum topic by JohnDi posted 07-13-2014 01:55 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2014 01:55 PM

Hi all. Long time lurker new member.
I have a question about sharpening stones on sale at Rockler. In their Garage Sale section they have 2 Norton stones, a Crystylon double sided and an India stone reduced to 10 bucks.

I currently use oil stones for sharpening ( still a work in progress).

Does anyone use either of these, and do you think they are a good deal ?


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#1 posted 07-13-2014 03:24 PM

I use Norton oil stones. I have them in most all sizes.
For plane blades and such, I use the Tri Stones, they are 2 1/2” X 11 1/2”- 3 stones mounted in a rotating holder, and an oil bath.
I have 2 of these units. one has crystolon coarse to medium, the other a fine crystolon, fine india, and a hard Arkansas.

I found it helps with the fine stones, to scrape most of the oil off with a straight razor blade. Otherwise, the tool will tend to skate on the excess oil.

How sharp, well, sharp enough for me.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 03:27 PM

Haven’t used them and there’s no reviews on them, seems strange

that there’s no reviews but doesn’t mean their effective.

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 05:32 PM

I have a set of Norton’s; 150, 1000, 5000, and 8000 grit. They do a very good job and stay pretty flat. I’d buy them again!

-- Cut the hole twice and it's still too big!

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