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#1 posted 05-15-2013 09:55 PM

Think have to use whatever grinder you have. Been using a 3450 RPM, 1/3 HP 6” bench grinder to sharpen my turning tool and restore damaged edge on my wood chisels & plane irons for over 20 years. Have also used belt sanders to put an edge on tools.

Yes, would like to have an 8” x 1” with ¾ HP bench grinder to sharpen my stuff. If and when my old grinder craps out will buy one.

I know from experience can blue tools edges on either 3450 or 1725 RPM bench grinder. Using the best wheel (hard or soft) and correct grit and light touch more important to me than no load RPMs. If want a slow speed bench grinder under 1,000 RPMs, breakout your wallet or build your own.

Bench grinders with proper wheels for steel you want to sharpen might be the most economical method of sharpening or repairing damaged tool edges other than by hand.

-- Bill

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