I’ve really been enjoying my lathe lately, and I “Accidentally” sharpened my Skew to a really sharp edge and guess what – I finally discovered that Sharp tools do work better with Lathe Tools :-). The quality of the cut is really smooth, required only minimal sanding. I ordered the Wolverine Sharpening system, with the the Vari Grind jig and the Raptor Angle gauges. The system works extremely well.
Now, the problem is the Bench Grinder that I currently have – it’s a 6” 3650 rpm grinder. It does sharpen the tools and with the Wolverine system – the sharpness is amazing. I am wondering if I would be better off with an 8” 1760 rpm grinder. It seems that it would be less aggressive and create less heat on the tool. What do you guys, or gals, think about this? What brand is best – in the $150 or so range?
I will really appreciate any suggestions or thoughts.
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