Norax Engineered Abrasive
- These belts wear like iron.
- I use Norax belts on every knife I make. I take my knives up to 120x grit and then switch to Norax for the finish.
- I use 100x, 65x, 45x, 16x and finish with 5x for a full mirror.
- A minute or two on the buffer using green chrome and I have a deep mirror finish. For a satin finish, I use 100x and 65x.
Just to be clear, these are for finishing metal not hogging out or doing the initial profiling grind. The 100x and 65x will certainly cut but not all that aggressively. The 100x is approx 220 grit, the 65x is approx 400 grit, the 45x is approx 650 grit, the 16x is approx 800 and the 5x is approx 1300 grit.
Try one set of these and I think you will be sold on them.
Tip: These belts don't like water so when you dip to cool your blade, wipe it off. I get into a rhythm, grind one or two passes, dip, read the water clinging to the blade to find out where I need to grind a little more, wipe and repeat. I keep two terry cloth rags in my shop apron, one in each side pocket so I can wipe both left and right handed.
- Factory edgeI have been looking for years to find a way to make a factory edge! This is it! I like the 65x, then use the leather belt to knock off the wire edge, it pops hair instantly!
Be good and rhythmic or else it will cut too fast in one spot. These are serious and with a little practice, you will find them to be nearly miraculous.
- Overall a great value.These belts last a LONG time. The higher grit will give you a mirror. Not super cheap but as usual you get what you pay for.
- Awesome belts.These belts really do preform at the price point they are set at, even though they are about 1.5 to 2 times more expensive than normal belts they out preform the competition, though 3m trizac preforms side by side these seem to last just slightly longer and are much cheaper than trizac. Get them, you wont regret them.