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post #1 of 4 Old 01-23-2011, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Grinder wheel for tool sharpening


Can anyone tell me if there is a reason not to use the Craftsman black Aluminum Oxide grinding wheel that is sold at Sears for $7.99 instead of the white Norton one that's $20?

I'm new to woodturning and trying to sort everything out, but I couldn't see a significant difference between the two. Any help would be appreciated!
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The white one's are friable and run cooler decreasing the chance of taking the temper off your tool. They cut slower too which is usually good if you are sharpening your lathe chisels.
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There is a significant diference, get a white. pink, or blue wheel.

OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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Like MD says:

There are plenty more to choose from.

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