ADIRONDACK® HPX® – The Premier Garnet Abrasive for Waterjet Cutting

Barton's Adirondack HPX is a high performance hard rock garnet abrasiveADIRONDACK HPX – The finest, hardest and sharpest garnet abrasive in the world

Developed in cooperation with the pioneers of abrasive waterjet technology and produced to specifications tailored to the industry, ADIRONDACK HPX is the abrasive waterjet cutting equipment is designed for.

The premier waterjet abrasive, HPX has a measured rate of breakdown and produces sharp, angular cutting edges. These sharp, angular grains cut more quickly and offer superior edge finishes. Mined, milled, and processed to meet BARTON’s high quality specifications involves added processing stages and close attention to detail during the refining process. As a result, this high-purity garnet abrasive costs more but also delivers superior cutting results. Our tight, consistent control of the particle size distribution maximizes the performance of your waterjet.

ADIRONDACK HPX cuts faster, deeper and straighter than any other garnet.

Sharper Edges Cut Faster

Mined and milled in the USA at our New York operation, ADIRONDACK garnet has a unique crystalline structure that produces sharp, angular edges. These unusual traits enable HPX to outperform all other waterjet abrasives.

Faster Cutting Increases Productivity

Because of these sharp, more angular edges, HPX cuts faster than other garnet abrasives. Its one-of-a-kind crystalline structure and sharper edges mean ADIRONDACK HPX cuts through material faster; empowering the operator to do more in less time.

Better Edge Quality Improves the Cut

HPX garnet abrasives produce a better edge quality and can be used in demanding applications where other waterjet abrasives fall short.

Less Dust Reduces Operator Risk

ADIRONDACK garnet is the cleanest waterjet cutting media available.

Cleaner Operation Means Less Downtime

The superior hardness of ADIRONDACK garnet means our ADIRONDACK HPX produces less dust than any other waterjet abrasive available. The result is a cleaner workspace, less airborne material and less downtime due to clogged jets or erratic abrasive feed.


Whatever your industry, whether you are cutting thick, heavy metals and stone or thin, delicate materials, our HPX ADIRONDACK performs with the speed, edge quality and surface finish you need for cutting:

  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Stone
  • Composites
  • Ceramics
  • Aluminum
  • Glass
  • Laminates
  • Brittle materials
  • Fiber-optic cables
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Precious metals

Available in eight standard grades

  • Offers the most powerful cutting performance and speed
  • Used when cutting speed is more important than edge quality
  • Materials: thick stainless steel, titanium and stone
  • Combines the cutting power of 50 HPX with the edge quality of 80 HPX
  • Materials: thick materials where surface finish is important
  • Provides the greatest versatility for a wide variety of applications
  • Offers fast cutting speed and good edge quality
  • Used by operators that value the flexibility of using one abrasive for a wide variety of applications
  • Materials: a wide variety, including all metals, composites, ceramics and stone
  • Offers the cutting power of 80 HPX with superior edge quality
  • Used on thin-to-medium-thickness materials where high speed and exceptional edge quality are required
  • Materials: a wide variety, including all metals, composites, ceramics and stone
  • Offers superior edge quality and cutting speed
  • Used for net shape cutting applications to eliminate secondary finishing
  • Materials: steel, aluminum, glass, ceramics, laminates, composites and other brittle materials
  • Specialty grades for applications with very demanding, fine-edge requirements
  • Used when a small kerf is desired • Materials: composites, printed circuit boards and fiber-optic cables

Standard packaging for ADIRONDACK HPX includes 55-lb. paper bags, 2,200-lb. bulk bags and 4,400-lb. bulk bags.


Call 800-741-7756 or contact us for more information and to request a trial sample of our high-performance HPX waterjet abrasives.

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Well-suited for a broad spectrum of waterjet cutting applications, BARTON waterjet abrasives deliver consistent cutting performance and value.

Barton's Adirondack HPX high performance hard rock garnet abrasive keeps its sharp edges