The world’s highest-quality waterjet garnet abrasives.

The precision and accuracy of your waterjet cut are only as good as the abrasive you use. There are numerous types of waterjet abrasives available, but garnet has proven to be the best abrasive to deliver the precision, speed and reliability required for efficient waterjet cutting.

It is essential to match the type and grade of garnet abrasive to your specific waterjet cutting application. Whether your application demands the premium cutting power of our ADIRONDACK HPX or the workhorse performance of JETTEK, you can trust BARTON products are manufactured under tight quality assurance controls and are 100% guaranteed.

Advantages of Garnet

Learn why garnet is the best abrasive for waterjet cutting. It’s harder, faster, cleaner.

The sharpest garnet abrasive in the world

The world’s premier garnet abrasive for waterjet applications that require the best, cleanest, fastest-cutting performance available. Provides better edge quality, less dust, improved productivity.

A powerful and efficient garnet abrasive

A reliable, high-efficiency garnet for waterjet cutting applications involving a variety of thick or complex materials. It is a high-purity garnet, available in multiple grades, that cuts through tough materials and improves efficiency.

The right cut begins with the right abrasive

Many factors determine whether you’ll make the right cut, but none is more important than choosing the right abrasive.

Inconsistent particle size. Particle hardness and toughness. The right cut.

Inconsistent particle size.

Causes downtime, as large particles in the abrasive can clog the mixing tube. Consistent particle size is a hallmark of BARTON quality, regardless of grade or type.

Particle hardness and toughness.

It’s critical to keeping your abrasive from breaking down into superfines that can clog the nozzle. BARTON garnet is the hardest abrasive in the world. Learn more

The right cut.

It all depends on choosing the type and grade of garnet for your application. BARTON ADIRONDACK HPX and JETTEK garnet abrasives are both available in multiple grades for maximum flexibility and performance.

Quality is assured with BARTON’s four-step quality control process.

Mined from the geologically superior garnet deposits of the Adirondack Mountains and select international sources, BARTON garnet abrasives are the world’s best for waterjet cutting. With more than 140 years as a family-owned and operated business, customers are backed by BARTON’s unsurpassed commitment to consistent quality grading, technical knowledge and impeccable customer service.

BARTON by the Numbers


Founded in 1878


Fifth Generation of the Barton Family Leading the Company