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. Comes in a protective wooden box.
The 400grit side is perfect for repairing nicked, damaged or severely worn blades. For further refinement you can progress directly to the 1000 or 3000 grit stones. It is fast enough that you can use it to re-profile or create a secondary bevel.
The 3000grit side is the lowest grit to be considered a finishing stone. It provides a finished edge for many sharpening applications.
The 3000 removes steel at an exceptionally fast rate. It is by far the fastest water stone we've seen in this grit range. We have never seen another stone is this class remove steel as quickly yet still leave such a nice polish.
It is fast enough that you can jump directly from the 220 or 400 stone. It will quickly remove the scratches from these coarser grits.
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.