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  Bester 1200x WaterStone




 
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Bester 1200x WaterStone
This is a nice wide fast cutting yet slow wearing coarse stone. It leaves a fine finish in this grit range and is an excellent stone to start off a normal sharpening session with as it cuts a bevel quickly. I find it to provide great feedback and ease in feeling the bevel which helps in holding the knife steady and staying level.
Requires 30 min. soak time in water before use.
Size - 210 x 75 x 25mm

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.


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Great Buy August 30, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from West Hartford, CT United States  
It does require a lot of water but I simply leave it soaking constantly and there are no problems.

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Great starting Stone September 19, 2012
Reviewer: Eric Carlson from Waukesha, WI United States  
While I prefer the JNS1000 as a starting stone, this is also a great one.  It is a nice size and wears well and feedback is almost as good as the JNS1000.  It dishes just slightly more too, but negligible.  This is a very good stone for the money too.

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very fast September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Mark Encarnacion from Issaquah, WA United States  
I recently switched to this stone and retired my King 1000. Now I understand what people mean by "fast" stone. I used to have to spend several minutes on the King 1000 before I could raise a burr. Not so with the Bester 1200. Raising a burr is really easy. Great stone! One downside is it needs to soak a long time, ideally an hour or so.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Start here September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Neal Maxymillian from Lincoln, MA United States  
This stone is a great starting point for sharpening.  If you're not making repairs or changing profiles this is a great bang for your buck starting point in your sharpening progression.  It's easy to use and a great jump off to 3 - 5k.

Personally, I feel this stone loves the water, and would do better staying in the tub or at a minimum soaking for longer than 30 minutes.



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My go-to stone September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Benjamin Prescott from Durham, NC United States  
This is my go-to stone for nearly any job that isn't simply a touch up. It cuts fast, has solid feedback, and wears slow. Coming to this from a Norton Glassstone, I find it cuts a bit slower, but has far better feedback and doesn't load up as quickly. And given the price, it's just seems a no-brainer to grab this guy if you need a stone in the 1K range.

User tip: if you get the stone and find you aren't getting what all the hype is about, you might want to up the pressure slightly. Not a ton, mind you, but I did notice that I use firmer pressure with this stone than my glassstone.

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