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Norton Waterstone: 8000


The 8000 leaves a mirror finish favored by many woodworkers and knife owners.

8″L x 3″W x 1″H

In stock

SKU: NOR-89508 Categories: ,


Uses The 8-in. Norton Waterstone is ideal for just about any knife or tool. In recent years, these stones have become very popular among woodworkers. The fast cutting ability is favored by woodworkers where speed and and a razor sharp edge is required. The coarse 220 grit stone is used for nicked edges or on extremely dull tools. The 1000 grit is used for fast sharpening after the 220 grit. The 4000 grit leaves a very sharp edge.  In order for Waterstones to work properly, they must be soaked in water prior to use and the surface must be kept wet to develop the sharpening slurry. Because Waterstones are soft, they must be periodically flattened to maintain their effectivness