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Forum topic by Garner2 posted 12-13-2015 06:03 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Garner2

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12-13-2015 06:03 PM

When should you replace the sharpening wheel in a grinder?


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#1 posted 12-13-2015 06:40 PM

As you sharpen the wheel will loose it flatness, so the first thing to do is to periodically flatten the face of the wheel with a diamond.

As you wear away the wheel it’s diameter will decrease (unless you are using a CBN wheel). My stated rule is when the wheel looses about 1/2 inch in diameter. The one time I needed to replace the wheel it was smaller than I liked.

Hope this helps.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 10:26 PM

What size wheel are you talking about?

On six inch wheels don’t want to go below five inches.

On eight inch wheels, how cheap are you? Probably get all kinds of answers.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 03:33 AM



What size wheel are you talking about?

On six inch wheels don’t want to go below five inches.

On eight inch wheels, how cheap are you? Probably get all kinds of answers.

I have an eight inch wheel.
it is a soft stone so it has worn quickly.
I do dress it often and have lost about 1/3 its dia.

- Wildwood


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#4 posted 12-15-2015 10:23 PM

Use these wheels and last me several years. Like the 46/80 grit wheel combination but your mileage may vary but that’s okay. Since cannot buy friable K-hardness wheels in my town have to order them. Do look for sales but usually end up at Packard or Sharpening Supplies.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=sharp-n3xw

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Grinding-Wheels-C20.aspx

Camel brand k-hardness much cheaper, but get a lot of bounce from them while sharpening.

If never want to replace grinding wheels again might look into CBN wheels.

Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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