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Norton Bench Oilstones

Norton long lasting Oil Stones are economical and have been the standard of craftsmen for over 75 years. Oil stones will sharpen and hone a fine edge on any tool, but have limitations for polishing. Oil stones require a light mineral oil (make sure it is food friendly if you are sharpening your kitchen knives) to suspend metal and abrasive particles away from the stone’s cutting surface which keeps the stone free-cutting. Like water stones, oil stones required periodic flattening.

The clever stuff - India sharpening stones are manufactured using a proprietary process that impregnates them with a petroleum based product that allows the lubrication used during the sharpening process to stay on the stone’s surface. As a result, the metal from the object being sharpened and small pieces of abrasive that break off the stone become suspended in the lubricant. This prevents these materials from imbedding into the sharpening stone’s surface, keeping it free cutting and making it easy to keep its surface clean.

With use, oilstones develop a concave wear pattern. To re-flatten, attach 120 grit waterproof sandpaper to a glass plate, wet, then 'sand' the stone until flat or use a flattening plate.

Norton Manmade Oilstones
Ref: NMO-544

Please note that these stones measure 8" (200mm) x 3" (75mm) x 1/2" (13mm) and are supplied in a plastic storage box.

These are Norton India oil stones (aluminium oxide) are great for imparting durable, smooth cutting edges and for close tolerances.

Coarse India - Use to sharpen dull edges quickly.

Medium India - Medium cutting rate man-made sharpening stone to achieve a medium/fine edge.

Fine India - Use to restore slightly dulled cutting edges and enhance the finish left by Medium and Coarse India stones.

Recommended to be used with a honing oil, although can be used dry. Available to purchase with or without Premium Honing Oil. Premium Honing Oil meets US Food & Drug Administration regulations CFR172.878 and CFR178.3620 (A) for direct or indirect food contact and surpasses standards of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). 4 floz.

Prices include VAT 

Norton Manmade Oilstones


Norton Fine Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2"  24.50
Norton Fine Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2" + Oil (4 floz)  27.50
Norton Medium Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2"  24.50
Norton Medium Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2" + Oil (4 floz)  27.50
Norton Coarse Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2"  24.50
Norton Coarse Oilstone 8" x 3" x 1/2" + Oil (4 floz)  27.50

Norton Combination Oil Stone Coarse/Fine
Ref: IB8-250

This is the "go to" starter stone for beginners which remains super popular with craftsmen, butchers, kitchens and woodworkers the world over.

It is double sided with coarse & fine grit aluminium oxide abrasive surfaces that produce strong, keen long lasting edges on quality tools. Orange & brown in colour.

Norton Mineral Oil is recommended although they can be used dry.

Size 8" x 2" x 1"

Prices include VAT  

Norton Combination Oil Stone Coarse/Fine


Norton Combination Oil Stone Coarse/Fine  28.00
Norton Combination Oil Stone Coarse/Fine + Oil (4 floz)  30.00


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