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Is it possible to convert a standard bench grinder to a wet grinder by adding a simple trough with water?
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Is it possible to convert a standard bench grinder to a wet grinder by adding a simple trough with water?

That would qualify it to be a wet grinder, but with many caveats. The wheel would have to be changed to a wet type stone wheel. The speed would have to be slowed way down. The bearings would likely have to be changed to a sealed type bearing.

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Sharpening and grinding are completely different processes. These machines sharpen a previously ground edge the wet sharpener turns at 120 RPM.

This is a grinder which turns at 1750 RPM, while others turn at 3500 RPM at is used to remove larger quantities of stock.


The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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