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post #1 of 12 Old 06-19-2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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If you could buy one grinding wheel for sharpening your turning tools which in what grit would ya get?Or do ya just have to get two wheels?Itchy

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You will get different opinions here,but all will probably be good,I use an 80 grit and 120.I said 100 on another post,but that was an oops post.(sorry) The 80 for putting a shape to the tool and the 120 to touch it up.DON'T buy a cheap wheel,for one they can be dangerous,as a cheap stone can blow apart(had it happen with one from Lowes). I use the white ones and they work good for me,just had to dress em up when I 1st put em on the grinder.

PS. BE SURE and where safety glasses when sharpening.At 3500 RPM's one little tiny speck can put you in the market for a white cane

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Oh, I was afraid you meant some part of your body. If you are going use a jig to sharpen and won't be regrinding tools I would go with 120 grit.

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When you buy a grinding wheel you should always check it before use. Suspend it on a dowel and lightly tap it with a small wrench. You should get a clear ringing sound. If it goes thunk, it is cracked and will break. Toss it. And every time you turn on the grinder, stand to one side until it is up to speed. You can't be too safe.
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I agree,Thanks for the tapping idea.I try not to get in the plane of anything that rotates especially at start up ,lathes, grinders ect.Another good tip for learners is never grind non-ferous metals as it will load up the wheel and could explode.No brass , magnesium,aluminum,bronze ect.If it dont spark dont grind it.Itchy

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All three wheels are for HSSteel it breaks down exposing fresh cutting material. The pink wheel resists grooving and the blue is very resistant to grooving. If you are only buying one wheel get the 120 grit of two add the 80 grit. I hope this is helpfull.
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They vary a lot. I've heard of blue wheels grooving real bad even though from one company they claim they don't. I hear so much stuff on all the different brands it's hard to choose.
I've been very happy with the white wheels I bought from Enco. I use 100 grit wheels.
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I ended up getting the white wheels,100 and 120 grit.Should get them friday and a wheel dresser called a Commando.

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I just purchased a Gieger wheel dresser. It's a lot of money but is much easier to use than the other dressers I have and leaves the wheel very true. www.geigersolutions.com
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Yes it does go to an accounting link,You've heard of a Geigercounter havent you,hehehe!I think I'm a little twisted in my attempt at humor.Itchy

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