Bester Imanishi Waterstone 8,000g
Bester Imanishi Waterstone 8,000g
£70.44 (£58.70 Ex. VAT)

Bester Imanishi Waterstone 8,000g

Code: 502270

  • Good balance of speed and wear-resistance
  • Dimensions 205 mm x 75 mm x 25 mm
  • Manufactured by Imanishi in Kyoto
  • Moderately strong bond with fast cutting rate
  • Sharpens O1, A2 and M2 steels at a rapid rate
  • A fine stone just requires a quick spray with water
  • Leaves a mirror-like surface
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£70.44 (£58.70 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Bester Imanishi Waterstone 8,000g
  • Bester Imanishi Waterstone 4,000g
  • Axminster Non-Skid Holder
  • Veritas Mk.II Honing System
Total: £185.27
Description

In Detail

For final fine honing the 8,000 grit stone leaves a mirror-like polished surface. This is the ultimate stone for those wanting the very sharpest edge. Overall dimensions are 205mm x 75mm x 25mm. This fine stone has a resin bond and needs just a quick spray with water before use.

BESTER waterstones, manufactured by Imanishi in Kyoto, Japan have almost become the standard with Japanese professional woodworkers. They feature a moderately strong bond that allows abrasive particles to release quickly, maintaining a fast cutting rate, yet resist wear better. These stones behave similarly to a natural stone, the feedback tells you how fast it is cutting. Tests have shown they abrade O1, A2 and M2 steels at a rapid rate and remain flat just as long as slower cutting stones with stronger bonds.

Specification

Specification

Grit 8,000
Overall L x W x H 205 mm x 75 mm x 25 mm
Reviews (1)

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Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 review

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Geoff Phillips

8 November 2014

Pleased with purchase

I had read that these stones felt slightly different and were somewhat harder than the natural water stones before i purchased this (and the 4000 grit) stone, this was indeed true. To me they don't feel quite so soft and smooth in operation and take a little longer to produce a slurry and cut but did produce a good mirror finish on a couple of knives, the backs of some chisels and a plane blade i worked on.
The real bonus to me is how very very little they dish even when purposely using one area with an 8 mm chisel as a final trial of the day.

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