Grinding wheel dresser

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Review by hairy posted 1534 days ago 2502 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Did you ever do something dumb, then follow up with something stupid? OK, I’m the only one. Anyway,I wore a big groove down the center of my grinder that I sharpen lathe tools on. Then I went to Sears and got this.

This is a good idea, it just doesn’t do a good job. The wheel I was dressing is 120 grit aluminum oxide. I assumed this would be a harder material. I quickly wore this out and still had a groove. The instructions did say the plastic would wear down as you use it. They didn’t say it clogs up your grinder wheel.

I wanted to give no stars. Save your money.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#1 posted 1534 days ago

Thanks for the heads up on this. I’d seen the same thing in Lowes and was contemplating it. Now I’m not. Think I’ll just seek out the tried and true starred wheels I’ve always seen around.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 1534 days ago

Lee Valley sells a diamond dresser that is excellent.

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#5 posted 1534 days ago

Unless it’s a wrench or a hammer…. Why would you go to Sears?


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-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#7 posted 1533 days ago

Wow, just looking at the pic, this simply does not look like it would work. I am considering the Geiger’s dressing and truing solution, but I bet there is a HUGE difference in price…

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#8 posted 1533 days ago

Thanks for the review. Money is to tight to buy something that don’t work.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#9 posted 1531 days ago

It is hard to believe that Sears could get even worse than they have been for the last 20 years but being the great retailing entrepeneurs that they are, they have found a way. I went to one of their hardware stores to get cool blocks for a 10 year old 12” bandsaw that I got when I bought out a small woodshop, they didn’t have any idea what “cool blocks were and I even had to point out where the guide blocks are on the “new and improved model” they are selling now. Sears is not the retailer it once was..

-- Dan Campbell

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#10 posted 1517 days ago

I use the oneway setup system for sharping my lathe tools. they have a diamond jig for truing up your wheels.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 1517 days ago

sorry it did’nt work better

-- Custom furniture

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