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Posted on Has anyone made a grinder jig?

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 10:20 PM

What are you planning to grind/sharpen? I have a bench grinder, but it is very raw. I use it for mower blades and rough clean-up of metal objects. For chisels and plane blades, I just use a piece of plate glass (46 inches long by 10 inches wide) and some self-adhering sandpaper—80 grit, 120 grit, 320 grit. I then follow-up with 600 grit, 1000 grit, and 2000 grit. I end up with a very sharp blade. Cost is minimal and the process is extremely convenient and easy. Just pull out the glass with the sandpaper attached, clamp it down on the bench, and sharpen the blade. When the paper is all used up, peel it off and put some more on. The glass keeps the surface nice and flat. It works for me. Not sure I am helping you much with your question. It just depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Others may have solid tricks for using a bench grinder.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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