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This woodworking sharpening kit will serve as a complete sharpening system for many years. We’ve found this to be the ultimate combination for keeping chisels and plane blades sharp. This kit contains the ultimate matched set of stones. The grits progress nicely from one grit to the next to speed up the process of sharpening. Since all the stones use water, the cleanup is fast and easy. In addition, the diamond stone is flat and stays flat. It also allows you to easily maintain a flat surface on the softer water stones.
The coarsest stone in the kit, the Coarse/Extra-Coarse 10” x 4” DMT Diamond stone, is 40 square inches in area, making it more than three times the surface of a traditional 6” x 2” stone. It is so big, you feel like you are sharpening using the deck of an aircraft carrier. The extra size is an advantage as the larger surface promotes faster sharpening. This coarse/extra coarse two-sided stone provides an aggressive cutting surface, and for anyone who’s sharpened a chisel or plane blade knows, speed is important. You get a base to make sharpening with the stone easier.
The second coarsest stone in the set is the Norton 1000 Water Stone. This stone is a real workhorse. Unless you’re starting with a very dull tool or one with a chip, this will be the stone you’ll start with. This is a good sized water stone and it cuts smoothly and quickly. After a short while on this stone, your tool will be ready for the next stone.
The Norton 4000/8000 Water Stone is a superb stone to finish off your tool. After establishing the edge on the coarser stones, the 4000 surface followed by the 8000 surface will put a shine on the edge that will slice through wood with ease. This level of sharpness is something that can only be achieved with very fine abrasives.
Kit includes the following items:
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Multifunctional Case Included For Waterstones
- Durable plastic protects stones against breakage
- Removable lid creates mini sharpening station
- Base acts as reservoir to keep stone from drying out
- No-slip rubber feet keep stone in place during sharpening