Pride Abrasive Dual-Grit Waterstones produce a superior edge finish with man-made Waterstones.
Their water sharpening stones are softer than oil stones and use water to create a slurry, which gives you the level of abrasiveness you need at each stage of sharpening. Waterstones wear concave with use and will need to be re-flattened periodically. 25mm thick x 76mm wide.
The 1000grit side is an all-purpose grit. It provides a finished edge for many day to day cutting tasks and is the most popular grit sold.
Like the other Pride stones, it removes steel at a very fast rate.
It is fast enough that you can use it to repair damaged and worn blades and fine enough to leave a finished worked edge for many everyday cutting jobs. You can jump directly from the 220 or 400 stone or use it as a stand-alone stone.
The 6000grit side is a finishing side. It provides a finished edge for most chefs and woodworkers and is the most popular grit used for putting a final polish on knives and tools.
It provides the polished finish you expect from a 6000grit stone. You can jump directly from the 1000 to the 6000 grit stone yet hard enough that it retains its flatness well.
For fast sharpening and fine finishes on planes and straight chisels, chose the Pride Abrasive Combination Grit Waterstone. These dual-grit sided synthetic stones are softer than oilstones and are used with water and minimal pressure to quickly sharpen and polish for a quality final product. Available in a variety of grits for a number of jobs, including the repair of damaged tools, cutting, finishing, and polishing. Color-coded by grit to make selection quick and easy.
- Dual-grit sided synthetic stones designed to work together, in a carefully planned, efficient sequence with water (to create a fast-acting slurry) for fast sharpening to fine finish
- Softer than traditional oilstones - providing lapping action for superb results with low pressure.
- Better choice for producing superior edges for planes and straight chisels
Pride Abrasive was founded by Matt and Dorothy Hazlett, who began manufacturing abrasive stones in Bristol, Wisconsin, in 1978. Pride’s focus has been to produce the highest quality products at the quickest possible lead times at extremely competitive pricing with a customized approach to each customer. Pride has combined its nearly 40 years of knowledge with a unique water stone production process, resulting in a one-of-a-kind product for industries such as cutlery and woodworking. Utilizing their unique production process and top-grade materials, Pride has created water stones that are long lasting, fast cutting, leave a mirror finish and – “gasp” – are flat within .007 of an inch right out of the box. Stones should be soaked prior to use approximately 15 to 20 minutes or till they quit breathing or stop bubbling.