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    Norton India abrasive files are are ideal for deburring, chamfering, radiusing, lapping, honing,...

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    Norton India Square Abrasive Files are used for stoning faces on router bits, touching-up edges of...

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    Norton Crystolon / India Combination Grit Bench Oilstones feature the fast-sharpening, medium grit...

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    Norton Arkansas Single Grit Bench Oilstones

    Norton Arkansas oilstones are used to restore the cutting edge on straight-edged tools such as...

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    Norton India bench oilstones are used to restore the cutting edge on straight-edged tools such as...

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    Used after a sharpening sequence, diamond compound contains diamond particles suspended in oil to...

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  • Norton Silicon Carbide Flattening Stone

    Norton Silicon Carbide Flattening Stone

    This silicon carbide flattening stone restores flat surfaces on waterstone sharpening....

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    Specifically made for hard to grind material, stone, glass, ceramic, metal, carbide, and...

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    Norton Crystolon Square Abrasive Files are fast-acting silicon carbide products that are designed...

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    Norton Combination Grit Waterstones 8 x 3 x 1

    Norton Combination Grit waterstone sharpening stones are available in a range of grits from 220...

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    Norton Single Grit Waterstones 8 x 3 x 1

    Norton single grit waterstone sharpening stones are available in a range of grits from 220 medium,...

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    Price: $40.70
  • Norton IM200 Replacement Oilstones 8 x 2 x 3/8

    Norton IM200 Replacement Oilstones 8 x 2 x 3/8

    Norton IM200 oilstones are designed for general sharpening - medium Crystolon (silicon carbide)...

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Tool Sharpening

Hand tools, especially cutting tools, need to be sharp in order to be effective. Sharp tools are safer, work faster and yield a better cut and finish. Tool sharpening systems usually consist of a stone, sometimes as a wheel, and or a bath to cool the sharpening process. Most hand tools today are not sold as sharp as they should be for maximum effectiveness. This is due, in all likelihood, to a combination of cost, liability, and safety. When sharpening a dull hand tool, be it a chisel blade, knife, saw, or other blade, the idea is to achieve as close to a zero radius intersection as possible. A sharp blade has an edge only a few microns thick!

Good sharpening stones can feature diamond sharpening material, and can be lubricated with either oil or water. Kits that feature an oil or water bath utilize the bath during sharpening to wash away metal filings and to lubricate the fresh surface.

Grinding wheels have long been used to give heavy duty tools (shovels, axes, pick axes etc) a sharp edge. However, the wheel that comes standard on most bench grinders is too hard for proper tool sharpening, and you can easily burn an edge if you are not extremely careful. Norton offers softer grinding wheels specifically made for sharpening, and they are available in medium and fine grits.

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