Thu May 24, 2012 6:00 pm
Someone out their please refresh my memory, does a norton 8k require any soak time it is a very dense stone and I can't remember I know the rest do but don't remember about the 8k. Thanks and peace jmbullman
Thu May 24, 2012 6:52 pm
If I remember right that stone needs only a very brief soak. The stone will tell you if it dries out quickly it needs a little bath. If not you're good to go.
Thu May 24, 2012 6:58 pm
I also do a very brief soak. Have also heard it is NOT to be left in soak for extended periods, but can't speak to that directly.
I normally just splash mine and start sharpening.
Thu May 24, 2012 7:24 pm
Thanks guys u are the best and this is and will be the most knowledgable forum ever started. Bullman
Thu May 24, 2012 7:30 pm
No long soaks, 4 minutes is enough
Fri May 25, 2012 3:42 pm
the norton 8k does not need to be soaked at all according to norton as the stone is so dense it doesn't take much if any water. it's a true splash and go. I have left my stone in water for over half a year and never had a problem either (mine is a combo and the 4k on the other side needs soaking, thus...).
Fri May 25, 2012 8:11 pm
Thanks to all I can't remember sometimes on what to soak and what not to soak guess I am going to have to make a chart, getting old sucks. Jmbullman
Sat May 26, 2012 2:40 pm
In general this is true for most high grit stones. The particles are so fine they're jamed together nice a tight which makes them less thirsty than lower grit stones. There are a few exceptions but almost all the 8-15 K stones I've tried either are splash and go or very short soakers.
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