I like the idea of a flat grinder but this grinder looks like a lot of plastic. Does anyone have one of these that can weight in on how this holds over the years??Another opinion is to use a Worksharp 3000 and the toolbar accessory and the Tormek jigs.
I happen to prefer flat rather than hollow ground faces.
No issues with handle length.
I purchased the Wolverine jig, but have not used it.
I expect you will get a number of different opinions, no right or wrong, just different preferences.
The sanding discs I use are PSA on 1/2in thick glass.I like the idea of a flat grinder but this grinder looks like a lot of plastic. Does anyone have one of these that can weight in on how this holds over the years??
Sawdust, with the raptor hogs, what is the distance the v should be from the wheel center??Now this is just my opinion, but I have and love the Wolverine jig with the original Varigrind and the Woodcraft 8" grinder. I have upgraded the wheels to Norton wheels from Craft Supply USA and use the Oneway wheel balancer on them. I use Raptor set up tools to ensure consistent angle every time.
I got that, but does the V need to be a certain distance from the center of the wheel? I built my own setup, but if I use the raptor jigs the v distance doesn't matter? I might not be explaining this right LolDema, the tail rests in the v of your adjustable arm and the 2 points make contact with your wheel. Assuming same amount of tool protruding (i use a jig to set this) every time, then you will always get the same consistent grind. If this doesn't make sense, pm me and I'll get you some pics.