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180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3

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These water stones are made from Corundum, a synthetic aluminium oxide abrasive, selected for its slow rate of wear, releasing fresh, sharp abrasive at a reduced rate. The abrasive particles break down and dull during sharpening, allowing you to move seamlessly from a coarse to a fine grit stone.
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180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3
Regular price £50.00
Regular price £0.00Sale price £50.00
KEY FEATURES
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Three versatile grits, from fast cutting 1,000 grit to the ultra-fine finish of the 3,000 grit
  • Aluminium oxide abrasive sharpens the toughest alloys, such as A2 and M2 HSS
  • Strong bonds release new abrasive at a reduced rate, for longer lasting performance
  • Each stone sits in a durable, non-slip polymer base for stability when sharpening
  • Fast and easy to use, simply immerse the stones in water and allow to soak
FULL DESCRIPTION
These Japanese water stones are man-made from Corundum, a synthetic aluminium oxide abrasive, set in a resin bond. The finish that you achieve with a water stone is a combination of the particle size, durability of the abrasive and the resin bond strength. These water stones have a medium strength bond and wear relatively slowly, releasing fresh, sharp abrasive at a reduced rate in comparison to stones with weaker bonds that release abrasive at higher rates and wear down more quickly. The water stone formulation is excellent for sharpening O1 general tool steel, the steel commonly used to make knives and are fast cutting when sharpening tough alloys such as A2 and M2 high speed steels which are used to manufacture chisels, plane irons, turning and carving tools. You simply immerse the stones in water and allow to soak for 3 to 5 minutes, at which point they are ready for use. It is important to ensure the water stone retains moisture during the sharpening process.

The fresh abrasive particles break down and dull during the sharpening process, creating progressively finer grits, allowing you to move seamlessly from a coarse 1000 grit stone, to a medium 2000 grit stone to the fine mirror-finish 3000 grit stone. After use leave the water stone to dry out naturally, before using a diamond flattening stone to re-level the face of the water stone. The stone is mounted in a rubber polymer base to stop the stone from wandering during the sharpening process whilst protecting the work surface from scratching.

This set consist of 1000, 2000 and 3000 grit water stones. The 1000 grit water stone is the fastest cutting stone and is used to remove nicks before sharpening and to shape and establish a basic edge. The 2000 grit water stone is used after the 1000 grit stone to refine the edge of knives and tools and the 3000 grit water stone is used to quickly add a mirror finish and final polish. The water stones measure 180mm in length with a width of 60mm and a depth of 14mm. These premium Japanese water stones are excellent for the sharpening, honing and mirror polishing of kitchen knives, outdoor knives and all fine edge woodworking tools. ©
SPECIFICATIONS
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR7503
  • Length180mm
  • Width60mm
  • Depth14mm
  • Weight300g
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Ian B.
Japanese water stones

Been a keen DIYer for many years and always struggled to get a nice clean sharp edge on my chisels in the past but since purchasing this set of three water stones the difference is astounding. My chisels now seem like new again. I’d recommend these water stones to anyone wishing to bring their chisels back to life.

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Carl H.
I bought this set of water stones to

I bought this set of water stones to prepare a new and expensive set of chisels so needed a good quality set.I have never been disappointed with any of my purchases from Rutlands and these are no exception.They are great quality and gave a clean razor sharp polished edge in no time.I also purchased the diamond flattening stone at the same time.

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Hans A.
Good stones with good size...

Good stones with good size. Nice finish and seem to keep their shape. Anti-slip rubber casting is a nice touch.

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James C.
I find these work best if you leave in luke warm w...

I find these work best if you leave in luke warm water for no more than two minutes. I have sharpened and honed my 25 year old wood handle pen knife and it is now razor sharp and has a lovely polished edge. Cleaned up the blade with some 000 steel wool and looks beautiful. Now for the kitchen knives.

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Trevor D.
Great set of stones...

Great set of stones . Just started using stones and these are perfect . Really helped me hone my skill because there's little effort to get results on my plane iron's and chisel's . GET A SET , YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED .

180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3

Long lasting abrasive

Slow wearing, releasing fresh, sharp abrasive at a reduced rate compared to stones with weaker bonds that wear down more quickly.

180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3

180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3

180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3

180mm Japanese Water Stone - Set of 3