Crown on wet grinder wheel

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Forum topic by Ray posted 06-28-2015 03:52 AM 727 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2015 03:52 AM

I have an inexpensive 10” wet grinder (Central Machinery). The wheel has developed a crown and I would like to find the correct tool to eliminate it and learn how to use it. There is no feed mechanism, just a very simple jig for holding blades which slides horizontally on a rod.


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#1 posted 06-28-2015 04:35 AM

Tormek has a diamond jig that removes the crown, maybe you can rig

something up.

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#2 posted 06-28-2015 11:39 AM

That Tormek tool works really well, if you have a rod for the jigs it may work. You might be able to get by with one of these if you have a way to hold it square (no water on the wheel while using it). I think you can get those cheaper than the Amazon price.

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#3 posted 06-28-2015 11:53 AM

I have successfully used the Tormek wheel dressing jig on my Grizzly. Check to see if the diameter and placement of your rod (to hold different jigs) is the same as the Tormek, if so they you should be able to use any of their jigs. Although I suspect that any Tormek jig would be more costly than the entire Central Machinery machine.

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#4 posted 06-28-2015 07:10 PM

As soon as I read the word “Tormek” the first thing I thought was also that any of their tools would cost more than a Harbor Freight grinder, just as WoodNSawdust suspected.

The hand held diamond dresser suggested above should work very well. You can also find much simpler wheel dressers that are basically a bar of abrasive material that you hold against the wheel. Harbor Freight actually sells a grinding wheel dresser for about five bucks. It is yet another type that has a series of hardened steel cogged wheels that abrade the surface of the grinder wheel. I don’t think that any of the hand held versions would be as accurate as the Tormek.

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#5 posted 06-28-2015 11:41 PM

I have a grizzly and I use one like Fred posted.

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